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MP keen to hear about care experiences at Thurso event

MP keen to hear about care experiences at Thurso event

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone wants to hear about local people's care experiences at an event in Thurso this Friday.


Krakens are one win away from place in last four

Krakens are one win away from place in last four

Caithness Krakens' dispatch of a second set of Valkyries, this time Bannockburn, has set up the National Plate group decider against Lochaber.


Councillors press for PSO commitment with Wick passenger numbers on the rise

Councillors press for PSO commitment with Wick passenger numbers on the rise

Councillors have highlighted a 25 per cent rise in Wick passenger numbers as they fight for the continuation of a vital Scottish Government subsidy.


Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

But there is little information on roads spending as the £602.5 million budget seeks to plug a £65 million blackhole.


Four gain maximum score in round 13 of Caithness rifle league

Four gain maximum score in round 13 of Caithness rifle league

Round 13 of the Caithness Small Bore Rifle Association league had four shooters with maximums – S Nicolson, D Wilson, R Spence and R C Meiklejohn.


New community rehabilitation service opens in Caithness

New community rehabilitation service opens in Caithness

A new community facility designed to enable people to rehabilitate locally and avoid a hospital stay has opened within Wick's Pulteney House.


Development at former children's home in Wick

Development at former children's home in Wick

An application has been lodged with Highland Council regarding developments at the former children's care home in Wick called Avonlea.


OBITUARY: Karen Morrison – a woman who made the world a better place

OBITUARY: Karen Morrison – a woman who made the world a better place

A bright light has faded in Dingwall with the death of Karen Morrison at the early age of 60, after a brave nine-year battle with cancer.


Go-ahead for solar panels on former Wick cinema and social club

Go-ahead for solar panels on former Wick cinema and social club

Highland Council has given the go-ahead for solar panels to be installed on the roof of a derelict former cinema and social club in Wick.


WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mould-riddled Thurso house – 'No one should live in these conditions,' says local MP

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mould-riddled Thurso house – 'No one should live in these conditions,' says local MP

A disabled Thurso man, who breathes with an oxygen cylinder, is pleads with the council to be decanted from his mouldy home before it 'kills' him.


Views sought at Caithness events on SSEN 'clean energy powerhouse' plans

Views sought at Caithness events on SSEN 'clean energy powerhouse' plans

Three public engagement events will be held in Caithness villages ahead of major new projects aimed at making the north "a clean energy powerhouse".


Anglers hope Martens will be fit for midweek trip to Alness

Anglers hope Martens will be fit for midweek trip to Alness

Halkirk United will go up to fourth in the North Caledonian League if they can take maximum points from their trip to Alness United on Wednesday.


Jamie Stone slams pause on healthcare projects as 'shocking indictment'

Jamie Stone slams pause on healthcare projects as 'shocking indictment'

Jamie Stone has accused the Scottish Government of "unforgivable incompetence" over the pause on funding for healthcare construction projects.


Wick school celebrates 'Love and Kindness' with help for Caithness Food Bank

Wick school celebrates 'Love and Kindness' with help for Caithness Food Bank

Pupils at Newton Park Primary School have been collecting goods to donate to the local food bank.


Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'


Caithness councillor in switch to Highland Independent group

Caithness councillor in switch to Highland Independent group

Caithness councillor Karl Rosie has joined the Highland Independent group on the local authority, saying he wants to "put people before politics".


Campaign launches to support more victims of crime in Highlands and Islands

Campaign launches to support more victims of crime in Highlands and Islands

A new campaign has launched aiming to raise awareness of victims’ rights and peoples’ right to access support if they are affected by crime.


Caithness Heart Support Group 'bowled over' by cheque presentation

Caithness Heart Support Group 'bowled over' by cheque presentation

A bowling club has raised funds for a deserving local charity.


Highland Council service points to close for staff training

Highland Council service points to close for staff training

Service points will be closed next Thursday morning.


Find out which north charities will benefit from Highland Cross cash in 2024

Find out which north charities will benefit from Highland Cross cash in 2024

Four Highland charities are set to receive new vehicles to help their community efforts thanks to a unique event that is marking its 40th anniversary.


I wish it could be like this every week, says Wick Academy manager

I wish it could be like this every week, says Wick Academy manager

Wick Academy's 3-0 victory over Lossie underlined how strong their home form has been in the Highland League this season, according to Gary Manson.


The Red Arrows set to be spotted flying over the region while based at RAF Lossiemouth

The Red Arrows set to be spotted flying over the region while based at RAF Lossiemouth

The Red Arrows are set to be flying over the region over the next few days.


A lighthouse festival of fun – Celebrating 100 years of Duncansby Head Lighthouse

A lighthouse festival of fun – Celebrating 100 years of Duncansby Head Lighthouse

Lyth Arts Centre is teaming up with the John O’Groats Book Festival to celebrate 100 years of Duncansby Head Lighthouse.


Spittal SWI members enjoy recipe swap

Spittal SWI members enjoy recipe swap

SWI members shared favourite cooks and bakes at their latest meeting.


Pudding night on the menu for Wick Scout Group

Pudding night on the menu for Wick Scout Group

1st Wick Scout Group will be holding a pudding night on Tuesday, March 12, offering a chance to enjoy soup – and puddings – with friends and family.


NFU Scotland seeks sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture

NFU Scotland seeks sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture

NFU Scotland has set out strategic policy priorities and key asks.


Bid being made to fill four police vacancies in Caithness, says area Inspector

Bid being made to fill four police vacancies in Caithness, says area Inspector

Efforts to try and recruit locally, Stephen Mezals tells meeting


Young people urged to keep Caithness clean

Young people urged to keep Caithness clean

Caithness kids are being encouraged to compete for clean up glory by helping to tackle the litter emergency


WEATHER WATCH: Hurricane force gusts hit Wick during blustery January

WEATHER WATCH: Hurricane force gusts hit Wick during blustery January

Keith Banks shares his expert knowledge of the weather conditions in Wick as he looks at the conditions during the first month of 2024


Apprenticeships to be explored in series of online sessions

Apprenticeships to be explored in series of online sessions

Employer and skills organisations have joined together to help deliver free events to help local businesses find out about apprenticeships.


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