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Duchess of Sutherland war painting is sold in Edinburgh

Duchess of Sutherland war painting is sold in Edinburgh

A moving series of canvases of soldiers convalescing during the First World War and featuring a previously unseen portrait of the Duchess of Sutherland…


Academy undone by late strike

Academy undone by late strike

A 91st-minute goal was Academy’s undoing on Saturday. David Booth’s injury-time strike meant the Scorries came home with nothing despite looking like…


Canadian artist Corin Sworn bowls them over at Timespan

Canadian artist Corin Sworn bowls them over at Timespan

CANADIAN visual artist Corin Sworn will showcase a new HD video work amid a collection of sculptures, drawings and photographs at Timespan in Helmsdale…


Centenarian figures reach a record high

Centenarian figures reach a record high

THE number of people in Scotland living for more than a century has reached a new high. Figures from the Registrar General estimate last year there…


Scanlon speaks out over Scottish Government’s new mental health strategy

Scanlon speaks out over Scottish Government’s new mental health strategy

A NORTH MSP has claimed a focus on the NHS in the Scottish Government’s new mental health strategy does not fairly reflect the problems the country faces.


Council attracts £385,000 funding for home insulation schemes

Council attracts £385,000 funding for home insulation schemes

THE Highland Council has been successful in attracting a further tranche of grant aid from the Scottish Government for a Universal Home Insulation Scheme…


Last-ditch plea for community council nominations

Last-ditch plea for community council nominations

THOSE wishing to represent their local community for the next four years have less than a week to put their name forward. The Highland Council is reminding…


Safe theft men are jailed at Wick Sheriff Court

Safe theft men are jailed at Wick Sheriff Court

TWO men who were found guilty of carrying out break-ins in the Highlands received jail sentences at Wick Sheriff Court today. John Hind and Matthew…


Young fans get chance to net football reporting job

Young fans get chance to net football reporting job

A NORTH-east trust is offering a “fantastic opportunity” for a local youngster to gain paid work experience reporting on Wick Academy matches for www.highlandleague.net.


Wick’s long-established Cormack Jewellers set to close

Wick’s long-established Cormack Jewellers set to close

ONE of Wick’s longest-established businesses will be closing its doors for the final time this weekend. After over 160 years of trading, Cormack Jewellers…


Angus - Forbes

Angus - Forbes

Andrea Angus and Shaun Forbes, both of Ormlie Crescent, Thurso, were married in the town’s West Church.


Archive plans reveal an ‘elegant’ building

Archive plans reveal an ‘elegant’ building

PLANS were unveiled yesterday by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the long-awaited National Nuclear Archive in Wick...


Cut-and-paste-it idiocy degrades prayer’s meaning

Cut-and-paste-it idiocy degrades prayer’s meaning

A FORMER editor of The Scotsman once gave me advice. He said that as a freelance writer I should avoid criticism of everything to do with Gaeldom and…


Dounreay dump just perfect for the birds

Dounreay dump just perfect for the birds

A GIANT plastic cover is due shortly to entomb a builders’ dump at Dounreay which, like the site, has had a controversial past.


‘Feel-good factor’ fires up Scorries

‘Feel-good factor’ fires up Scorries

SEVENTEEN goals in Academy’s last two games has surpassed almost everyone’s expectations, apart from manager Davie Kirkwood. After knocking eight past…


Freswick Cup consolation for Thurso’s Morrison

Freswick Cup consolation for Thurso’s Morrison

ON Saturday at Thurso Golf Club the second round of the Freswick Cup was played...


Gilroy - Durrand

Gilroy - Durrand

Sandra Durrand, daughter of Elizabeth and Malcolm Gerrie, of Loch Street, Wick, and James Gilroy, son of Maureen and James Gilroy, of Craigshill, Livingston,…


Gunn - Harcus

Gunn - Harcus

Lesley-Anne Gunn and Brian Harcus were married at the town hall in Wick. The couple live in the town’s Dempster Street. Photo: Angus Mackay Photography.


Halkirk in derby clash goal rush

Halkirk in derby clash goal rush

HALKIRK UNITED 4 - 0 THURSO THURSO were left floundering on Saturday as the Anglers reeled in their third successive North Caley League victory over…


Hardyman - Iveson

Hardyman - Iveson

Anna Hardyman and Matthew Iveson were married in St Peter and the Holy Rood Episcopal Church in Thurso. Anna is the elder daughter of Peter and Cynthia…


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