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Scottish Government depopulation action plan 'an insult to Caithness'

Scottish Government depopulation action plan 'an insult to Caithness'

Scottish Government depopulation action plan 'an insult to Caithness'

23 February 2024

A 95-page Scottish Government document aimed at tackling depopulation has been condemned as an insult to Caithness by two Highland councillors.


'Peace candle' at Wick church offers weekly chance to pray and reflect

'Peace candle' at Wick church offers weekly chance to pray and reflect

'Peace candle' at Wick church offers weekly chance to pray and reflect

21 February 2024

A "peace candle" at a Wick church during Lent is giving local people a chance to pray and reflect on those affected by the wars in Ukraine and Gaza.


Views sought from people in Highlands on cleaner heating systems

Views sought from people in Highlands on cleaner heating systems

Views sought from people in Highlands on cleaner heating systems

17 February 2024

Members of the public are being invited to share their views on proposals for cleaner heating systems in Scottish homes and workplaces.


Farming protests in Scotland? Not at this time, says union president

Farming protests in Scotland? Not at this time, says union president

Farming protests in Scotland? Not at this time, says union president

16 February 2024

Union leader Martin Kennedy says he does not envisage protests by farmers in Scotland similar to those in a number of other countries.


Council announces 'fast, efficient and cost effective' thermal pothole repair trial at Thurso

Council announces 'fast, efficient and cost effective' thermal pothole repair trial at Thurso

Council announces 'fast, efficient and cost effective' thermal pothole repair trial at Thurso

15 February 2024

The council announced that a three-week trial of a 'fast, efficient and cost effective' thermal process for pothole repairs will take place in Thurso.


French crepes and Scotch pancakes at Shrove Tuesday event in Wick church

French crepes and Scotch pancakes at Shrove Tuesday event in Wick church

French crepes and Scotch pancakes at Shrove Tuesday event in Wick church

06 February 2024

The Shrove Tuesday annual feast will take place in the hall of St John’s Church in Moray Street, Wick between 10.30am-2pm on Tuesday, February 13.


Soaring caesarean rate in far north exposes maternity failings, says MSP

Soaring caesarean rate in far north exposes maternity failings, says MSP

Soaring caesarean rate in far north exposes maternity failings, says MSP

05 February 2024

Caesarean births in the far north have rocketed as maternity services have been cut, says Highlands and Islands MSP Edward Mountain.


Burns lunch celebration at Keiss Primary School

Burns lunch celebration at Keiss Primary School

Burns lunch celebration at Keiss Primary School

03 February 2024

Keiss Primary School extended a warm invitation to parents for a special Burns lunch celebration on January 25.


PICTURES: Halkirk Primary kids hold Burns Night in the afternoon with a 'dram' of Irn Bru

PICTURES: Halkirk Primary kids hold Burns Night in the afternoon with a 'dram' of Irn Bru

PICTURES: Halkirk Primary kids hold Burns Night in the afternoon with a 'dram' of Irn Bru

02 February 2024

Halkirk Primary reported that it held a 'very successful' Burns supper event in the afternoon last week on Thursday, January 25.


Leave no Stone unturned to 'designate a funding pot for potholes,' says MP

Leave no Stone unturned to 'designate a funding pot for potholes,' says MP

Leave no Stone unturned to 'designate a funding pot for potholes,' says MP

31 January 2024

Jamie Stone MP has called on Highland Council to ring-fence funding for road improvements ahead of its upcoming budget.


List of successful Caithness groups awarded major funding

List of successful Caithness groups awarded major funding

List of successful Caithness groups awarded major funding

29 January 2024

John O'Groats Mill Trust (£50K) and Reay Golf Club (£75K) are quids in along with other Caithness groups for the Community Regeneration Fund.


THE TRAITORS FINAL: Highland hopeful Evie slip from favour as bookies tip MOLLIE for shock win

THE TRAITORS FINAL: Highland hopeful Evie slip from favour as bookies tip MOLLIE for shock win

THE TRAITORS FINAL: Highland hopeful Evie slip from favour as bookies tip MOLLIE for shock win

26 January 2024

Mollie Pearce is the new favourite for tonight’s final of The Traitors – with Highland contestant Evie Morrison now unfancied for the big cash prize.


WATCH: Highland firm's hilarious video send-up of The Traitors goes viral

WATCH: Highland firm's hilarious video send-up of The Traitors goes viral

WATCH: Highland firm's hilarious video send-up of The Traitors goes viral

26 January 2024

A clever send-up of the hit TV series The Traitors by a Highland firm has gone down a storm on social media.


Caithness facing 'death by a thousand cuts', says mental health campaigner

Caithness facing 'death by a thousand cuts', says mental health campaigner

Caithness facing 'death by a thousand cuts', says mental health campaigner

24 January 2024

Steven Szyfelbain says the pause on capital projects by health boards is the latest setback for Caithness and he wants Humza Yousaf to take action.


Royal Mail could deliver on just three days, says Ofcom

Royal Mail could deliver on just three days, says Ofcom

Royal Mail could deliver on just three days, says Ofcom

24 January 2024

Many in the Highlands will be affected if Royal Mail cuts back its delivery schedule from six a week to just three, if Ofcom proposals go ahead.


Final designs for Wick lanes project to be revealed

Final designs for Wick lanes project to be revealed

Final designs for Wick lanes project to be revealed

17 January 2024

Final designs for a project aimed at revitalising lanes in Wick town centre are to be revealed next week at a drop-in event in Caithness House.


School closures tomorrow due to snowfall

School closures tomorrow due to snowfall

School closures tomorrow due to snowfall

15 January 2024

Wick and Thurso high schools have issued statements saying they will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday, January 16) due to adverse weather conditions.


Latest round of Caithness Community Fund open for applications

Latest round of Caithness Community Fund open for applications

Latest round of Caithness Community Fund open for applications

12 January 2024

The latest round of the Caithness Community Fund, from ScottishPower Renewables' wind farm at Halsary, is open for applications until late February.


Broch builders delighted at 'overwhelmingly positive' reaction to Caithness site

Broch builders delighted at 'overwhelmingly positive' reaction to Caithness site

Broch builders delighted at 'overwhelmingly positive' reaction to Caithness site

08 January 2024

An “overwhelmingly positive” response has been received by a group hoping to build the first full-scale Iron Age broch in 2000 years.


'Common sense prevails' as Lybster crossing plan is shelved due to negative reception

'Common sense prevails' as Lybster crossing plan is shelved due to negative reception

'Common sense prevails' as Lybster crossing plan is shelved due to negative reception

03 January 2024

A Lybster resident is delighted that a 'waste of money' safe road crossing plan for the village has been cancelled by the council.


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