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Steven takes medal win by five strokes

Steven takes medal win by five strokes

THE August Medal had been cancelled twice during August due to atrocious weather but at last it was played at Wick last Sunday...


Tears, tantrums and flashing silver swimsuits

Tears, tantrums and flashing silver swimsuits

MANY of you will have noticed this year’s X Factor competition has started. With boot camp now over, viewers have a clear picture of who has reached the…


Thurso gala's future hangs in balance

Thurso gala's future hangs in balance

THURSO Gala will fold unless new members come forward to boost the organising committee.


Thurso gang's terror campaign

Thurso gang's terror campaign

A TEENAGE gang has been terrorising youngsters in Thurso streets and making threats via a social-networking site. That’s the claim made at the latest…


Who owns our land, and why?

Who owns our land, and why?

WHAT is the difference between Caithness and Crete? For one thing Crete is a Greek island of 3219 square miles and has a population of 600,000. Caithness…


Wick's Kirsty has a spring in her step

Wick's Kirsty has a spring in her step

WICK'S Kirsty Bain, of Willowbank, has taken her Highland dancing career one step further – passing her Membership Highland Exam with the British Association…


Wrap up warm for an extraordinary display

Wrap up warm for an extraordinary display

FIRST the good news. Astronomers all over the world are predicting the Draconids, normally one of the less spectacular of our annual meteor showers, will…


Caithness householders targeted in ‘E.ON Energy’ phone scam

Caithness householders targeted in ‘E.ON Energy’ phone scam

NORTHERN Constabulary is warning locals of a telephone scam which claims to reduce customers’ energy bills.


Rural petrol stations ‘essential’ to North tourism

Rural petrol stations ‘essential’ to North tourism

A VIABLE tourism industry for the Far North depends on securing the future of remote fuel stations. That is the view of North Highland Initiative…


Top surfer Charles Martin admits carrying knife

Top surfer Charles Martin admits carrying knife

A TOP professional surfer has been fined £500 at Wick Sheriff Court after admitting possession of a knife. Charles Martin (21), from Guadeloupe, had…


Police appeal over missing Wick man Kevin Shearer

Police appeal over missing Wick man Kevin Shearer

POLICE in Wick are anxious to trace the whereabouts of Kevin Shearer (48) who is missing from an address in Wick. He was last seen on September 24.


Council’s Twitter 24 success

Council’s Twitter 24 success

THE Highland Council is pleased with the response from the public to its participation in a national Twitter 24 initiative.


Wick Academy drawn against Keith in Scottish Cup second-round tie

Wick Academy drawn against Keith in Scottish Cup second-round tie

WICK Academy have been handed another home tie in the second round of the Scottish Cup after being paired with fellow Highland League side Keith.


Awards ceremony for Wick bowlers

Awards ceremony for Wick bowlers

TROPHY winners from the St Fergus Bowling Club in Wick pose for a group photograph after receiving their silverware at the end of the outdoor bowling…


Caithness rallies for Mark's Quest

Caithness rallies for Mark's Quest

THE Caithness community is rallying round as a Thurso businessman faces up to the challenge of a lifetime – with the aim of raising enough money to bring…


Children sing out for the music man

Children sing out for the music man

ALTHOUGH it did not have 76 trombones and one lone piccolo stood in for the “rows and rows of piccolos”, Castletown did have a real music man. Christopher…


‘Dangerous’ road action plan needed

‘Dangerous’ road action plan needed

Villager fears another accident could happen at Auckengill


Ding-dong battles as arrows fly at Wick

Ding-dong battles as arrows fly at Wick

THERE was a great turnout at the Francis Street Club when teams battled in the Wick and District Darts League’s first tournament.


Dump firm in pledge to use Caithness workers

Dump firm in pledge to use Caithness workers

THE company which is to build the first phase of Dounreay’s new low-level waste dump has pledged to maximise the use of local labour.


Game plan 'worked a treat' for Scorries

Game plan 'worked a treat' for Scorries

ACADEMY manager Davie Kirkwood likened his squad’s triumphant first-round win in the Scottish Cup to classic Scottish football flick A Shot at Glory.


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