Home   News

NEWS

Dunbeath gets 100% rating in medical practice survey

Dunbeath gets 100% rating in medical practice survey

Caithness medical practices have had mostly good results in a nationwide survey that asked patients to say how satisfied they were with GP services.


Beach seafront joins Scottish Water Top-Up-Tap water refill network

Beach seafront joins Scottish Water Top-Up-Tap water refill network

Beach-goers enjoying Thurso’s seafront will find it easier to keep themselves hydrated after Scottish Water installed a dedicated ‘Top-Up Tap’.


4 months of disruption expected during Thurso sewer repairs

4 months of disruption expected during Thurso sewer repairs

Four months of disruption is expected when repairs to a deteriorating sewer are carried out under the pier at Thurso Harbour.


Blend of youth and experience ‘starting to work out’ for Thurso Swifts

Blend of youth and experience ‘starting to work out’ for Thurso Swifts

Thurso Swifts, from CAFA Division Two, overcame the odds to beat top-flight John O’Groats 5-2 and reach the last eight of the Eain Mackintosh Cup.


Firefighters called to Thurso High School after soap dispenser incident

Firefighters called to Thurso High School after soap dispenser incident

Firefighters were called to Thurso High School this week after reports of a fire in a toilet area used by pupils.


Fleet of bikes launched at Wick primary school after grant award

Fleet of bikes launched at Wick primary school after grant award

Pupils at a Wick school are making the most of pedal power, assisted by the charity Cycling UK, thanks to a newly delivered fleet of 29 bikes.


Wick Groats expecting tough Highland Amateur Cup encounter at Fort William

Wick Groats expecting tough Highland Amateur Cup encounter at Fort William

Wick Groats will be short of several players as they make the long journey to Fort William for their Highland Amateur Cup second-round tie.


Wick captains secure gold medals at Westhill meet

Wick captains secure gold medals at Westhill meet

Wick Amateur Swimming Club captains Nebi Senguler and Eva Robertson each struck gold at the Westhill Invitational Meet in Aberdeen.


Strike action involving cleansing and waste workers in the Highlands could begin in July

Strike action involving cleansing and waste workers in the Highlands could begin in July

Highland Council could be among 29 councils in Scotland affected by industrial action launched by the country’s largest union.


Scotland’s ‘tourist tax’ welcomed by Highland Council but tourism body fears for ‘hard-pressed sector’

Scotland’s ‘tourist tax’ welcomed by Highland Council but tourism body fears for ‘hard-pressed sector’

The ‘tourist tax’ approved by the Scottish Government yesterday has been welcomed by Highland Council.


Paton and Klimas take prizes in NC500 Links Open

Paton and Klimas take prizes in NC500 Links Open

Reay and Wick co-hosted the NC500 Links Open, a 36-hole strokeplay event which is always a highlight of the summer golfing calendar in Caithness.


Caithness Ladies looking to bring in keeper on loan

Caithness Ladies looking to bring in keeper on loan

Caithness Ladies are searching for a stand-in keeper for this weekend’s SWF Highlands and Islands League match away to Ross and Cromarty.


Have your say over future of your community, Highland Council urges

Have your say over future of your community, Highland Council urges

Hundreds of people have already aired their views on the future of their communities - but Highland Council is eager to hear more.


Castletown players can be proud after cup exit, says McKenna

Castletown players can be proud after cup exit, says McKenna

Castletown manager Tom McKenna told his under-strength team they should be “extremely proud of themselves” after a narrow defeat to Pentland United.


Flow Country Partnership SCIO to host drop-in lunch at Strathy

Flow Country Partnership SCIO to host drop-in lunch at Strathy

The Flow Country Partnership will celebrate its establishment as a registered charity by holding a drop-in buffet lunch in north Sutherland.


More than just cattle passed through Thurso’s Cowgate

More than just cattle passed through Thurso’s Cowgate

Thurso‘s Heritage by a Thirsa Loon


World’s Strongest Man greets ‘Ultraman’ runner Ashley Cain in John O’ Groats after first leg of world record attempt in memory of baby daughter

World’s Strongest Man greets ‘Ultraman’ runner Ashley Cain in John O’ Groats after first leg of world record attempt in memory of baby daughter

He completed the first leg of his challenge on Monday.


Swanson wins by 23 seconds in Caithness Cycling Club time trial

Swanson wins by 23 seconds in Caithness Cycling Club time trial

Caithness Cycling Club’s weekly 10-mile time trial had to revert to the Shebster course due to roadworks on the usual Watten road.


Careless driving crash accused found not guilty after court hears car brakes had failed

Careless driving crash accused found not guilty after court hears car brakes had failed

A Wick driver has been cleared on a charge of careless driving.


Caithness rugby memorial event will feature two days of activities

Caithness rugby memorial event will feature two days of activities

Rugby and farming representatives in the far north are coming together to stage the third instalment of the Come Ashore Cup.


‘Thrilled’ care home’s delight at top marks on review site

‘Thrilled’ care home’s delight at top marks on review site

A Caithness care home is “beyond thrilled” after it scored a “perfect 10” on an independent review website.


Swarclett campaigner hits out at ‘relentless march’ of Caithness wind farms

Swarclett campaigner hits out at ‘relentless march’ of Caithness wind farms

Highland Council’s willingness to accept wind farms across large tracts of Caithness over the years has become “a noose around the neck” of the area.


Trophy goes to Simpson on dreich night for All Lochs competition

Trophy goes to Simpson on dreich night for All Lochs competition

DFFA members held their third Boat League competition with a four-hour session on what turned out to be a dreich evening as thick haar came in.


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Red, black and blue - the effect of mountain bike trails in the wet!

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Red, black and blue - the effect of mountain bike trails in the wet!

Downpours make for a tough test on tricky trails in Lake District – but ‘Ralph maun ride’!


Bill on 'tourist tax' backed by Highland Council approved at Holyrood

Bill on 'tourist tax' backed by Highland Council approved at Holyrood

MSPs have voted in favour of introducing a tourist tax in Scotland.


Burial ground book launched at Thrumster event

Burial ground book launched at Thrumster event

Fiona Begg’s book Ulbster Burial Ground was launched by Caithness Family History Society at the weekend at the Old Smiddy Inn, Thrumster.


Changes to Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ team at Quoybrae

Changes to Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ team at Quoybrae

Aberdeen and Northern Marts has said it remains committed to “market-leading services” in Caithness after announcing changes to its local team.


Scottish Government set to U-turn on wood burning stoves ban in new build homes

Scottish Government set to U-turn on wood burning stoves ban in new build homes

Deputy First Minister Kate Forbes says she is “delighted that the energy minister has committed to adapting the regulations’.


North airports on a high as operator HIAL reports increase in passenger numbers

North airports on a high as operator HIAL reports increase in passenger numbers

Soaring business brings yearly passenger total to almost 1.5 million.


Thunderstorms set to hit the Highlands tomorrow as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

Thunderstorms set to hit the Highlands tomorrow as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the region once again tomorrow.


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More