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PICTURES: Treble joy for Chloe and Arran in U17 championships

PICTURES: Treble joy for Chloe and Arran in U17 championships

Chloe Mackenzie and Arran Johnson each secured a treble in Caithness Badminton Association's under-17 championships held in Wick at the weekend.


Irish band take home Caithness Triple C Music Club award

Irish band take home Caithness Triple C Music Club award

The Stephen Smyth Band from Ireland have won their second Caithness Triple C Country Music Club band of the year award.


Caithness campaigner claims rural route has become 'medieval cart track'

Caithness campaigner claims rural route has become 'medieval cart track'

Campaigner Iain Gregory has warned that the winter months will be "disastrous" for local roads, arguing that they are deteriorating on a daily basis.


Threat of walkouts in Highland schools ends as Unison members accept pay deal

Threat of walkouts in Highland schools ends as Unison members accept pay deal

School support staff across Scotland have ended a long-running pay dispute with council leaders after they voted to accept a new pay offer.


Work under way at John O’Groats Mill after £3.2m contract award

Work under way at John O’Groats Mill after £3.2m contract award

John O’Groats Mill is on course to become a heritage attraction and community venue by 2025 with work now under way on repairing and extending it.


HIGHLAND HEROES 2024: Primary Teacher of the year winner

HIGHLAND HEROES 2024: Primary Teacher of the year winner

Education plays an important part in every community, and school staff has has a delicate and vital role to play in every child's development.


PICTURES: Turnout of over 1000 for Wick festive switch-on

PICTURES: Turnout of over 1000 for Wick festive switch-on

A crowd estimated at more than 1000 turned out to celebrate the switch-on of Wick's Christmas lights in the town centre on Saturday afternoon.


How a woman from Wick turned her hobby into a successful business

How a woman from Wick turned her hobby into a successful business

Mandy Boydell started CC Chocolatier in 2019 after she had the chance to cook for royalty as the head chef at the Castle of Mey.


Commendations for Thurso lifeboat team after lone rower rescue

Commendations for Thurso lifeboat team after lone rower rescue

Commendations have been awarded to seven members of the Thurso lifeboat team who took part in a dramatic nine-hour rescue in December 2021.


Doubt over future of Salvation Army in Thurso, says community advocate

Doubt over future of Salvation Army in Thurso, says community advocate

A community advocate based in Thurso said he believes the town's Salvation Army church is in danger of closing.


Nairn County praised for 'digging deep' as they go up to third

Nairn County praised for 'digging deep' as they go up to third

Steven Mackay praised his Nairn players for “digging deep” as they continued their winning run in the Highland League with a 3-2 victory at Wick.


Wick Rotarians receive certificates for long service

Wick Rotarians receive certificates for long service

Long service awards have been presented to five Rotary Club members from Wick who between them have clocked up 175 years with the organisation.


Man and child taken to Wick hospital after Glengolly car crash

Man and child taken to Wick hospital after Glengolly car crash

Police reported that a man and child were taken to Caithness General Hospital in Wick after a one-vehicle crash at Glengolly near Thurso.


Emergency services attend scene of lorry crash near Reiss

Emergency services attend scene of lorry crash near Reiss

Police, ambulance and fire services were called out early on Sunday morning after a lorry went off road at the B876 between Reiss and Ackergill.


Ten-man Wick Academy out of luck as Nairn continue winning run

Ten-man Wick Academy out of luck as Nairn continue winning run

Wick Academy manager Gary Manson admitted the manner of Saturday's 3-2 home defeat to Nairn County in the Highland League was difficult to take.


Final call for entries ahead of next week's Caithness Christmas show at Quoybrae

Final call for entries ahead of next week's Caithness Christmas show at Quoybrae

Exhibitors are being encouraged to get their entries in for next week's annual Caithness Christmas show and sale at the Quoybrae auction mart.


Caithness distillery launches Highland single malt whisky

Caithness distillery launches Highland single malt whisky

Award-winning craft spirit producer North Point Distillery, near Thurso, has unveiled 'Dalclagie' Highland Single Malt Whisky.


Seeing red in Thurso over most northerly traffic lights

Seeing red in Thurso over most northerly traffic lights

Thurso's Heritage by A Thirsa Loon


Police appeal after 19-year-old seriously injured in car crash near Wick

Police appeal after 19-year-old seriously injured in car crash near Wick

Road policing officers are looking for information after a man was seriously injured in a crash in Caithness yesterday afternoon.


Latest volume of Let's Remember Caithness is more than a book – it's a 'communal photo album'

Latest volume of Let's Remember Caithness is more than a book – it's a 'communal photo album'

The popular series continues with Let's Remember Caithness Volume 5 now available in time for Christmas


Messy Church in Thurso is for messy people with messy lives

Messy Church in Thurso is for messy people with messy lives

Project caters for all ages and is held at Thurso Baptist Church


Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

Making Space for Nature by Fiona MacLean


'Survive and thrive' with Home-Start Caithness' specialist sensory services

'Survive and thrive' with Home-Start Caithness' specialist sensory services

Local family support charity Home-Start Caithness said it is delighted to announce the start of its new Sunflower Project.


Mount Pleasant pupils in Thurso donate 124 boxes to Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Mount Pleasant pupils in Thurso donate 124 boxes to Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Thurso pupils at one primary school made up 124 boxes of gifts and essential items to help those in need at Christmas time.


Access panel members wanted in Caithness

Access panel members wanted in Caithness

Volunteers are being sought to join local outdoor access forums across the Highlands including in Caithness and Sutherland.


Looking Back – news from the John O'Groat Journal of yesteryear

Looking Back – news from the John O'Groat Journal of yesteryear

Thurso voters opt for No-Change in 1923, Sideshows to stay at riverside in 1973 and Upgrade for Thurso town centre in 1998


UPDATE: Travel resumes on Inverness to Wick railway after crash causes closure of the line

UPDATE: Travel resumes on Inverness to Wick railway after crash causes closure of the line

The line between Inverness and Tain was reopened last night after a crash between a train and a car prompted the closure of the railway.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Caring Noss primary kids have fun while raising charity cash

PICTURE SPECIAL: Caring Noss primary kids have fun while raising charity cash

Pupils at Noss Primary School and ELC organised events and activities to support the Blythswood Appeal and Children in Need.


Wick town centre lanes project offers 'a taste of what is to come'

Wick town centre lanes project offers 'a taste of what is to come'

Members of the project team seeking to revitalise Wick's High Street lanes are "delighted" with the way the public has engaged with the process.


Crash between car and train blocks north railway line between Wick and Inverness

Crash between car and train blocks north railway line between Wick and Inverness

A collision between a car and a train has closed the Wick to Inverness north railway line.


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