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OrCa coast to victory in plate final

OrCa coast to victory in plate final

THE combination of Caithness Cricket Association and Orkney Cricket Club, known as OrCa, has ended its season in the North of Scotland Cricket Association…


Patrick reveals flair for hair in Thurso

Patrick reveals flair for hair in Thurso

TOP British hairdresser Patrick Cameron showcased his skills at the North Highland College in Thurso. The well-known hair products company, Wella, sponsored…


Reay players bring silverware home

Reay players bring silverware home

ELEVEN couples recently competed for the ladies’ County Pairs at Reay with all four Caithness clubs represented. The competition was a fourball better-ball…


Social work colleagues bid farewell to Anne

Social work colleagues bid farewell to Anne

Anne Richard retires after over 21 years of service.


Wise to do your homework before arranging credit

Wise to do your homework before arranging credit

I HAVE just realised why the Scottish education system is the envy of the civilised world. While other youngsters are happily making mud pies or robbing…


Thurso Rangers fans keep Davie Cooper memory alive

Thurso Rangers fans keep Davie Cooper memory alive

A THURSO football team set up by Rangers fans recently made it into the Ibrox side’s history books by featuring in the club’s monthly magazine.


Caithness motorists warned of deer danger

Caithness motorists warned of deer danger

THE likelihood of motorists being involved in a smash with a deer in Caithness is greater than ever, according to a local councillor.


HIE study will help social enterprise

HIE study will help social enterprise

HIGHLANDS and Islands Enterprise is investigating the role of community-run businesses – in a bid to see how the wider Scottish economy might benefit.


Missing Wick man traced safe and well

Missing Wick man traced safe and well

POLICE have confirmed missing Wick man Gordon James Harper has been traced safe and well. Mr Harper was reported missing from his home address in the…


Police issue warning to parents over solvent abuse

Police issue warning to parents over solvent abuse

NORTHERN Constabulary has issued a warning to young people across the Highlands about the dangers of solvent/aerosol abuse after a number of cases have…


Wick lifeboat in call to help stricken tug off Duncansby Head

Wick lifeboat in call to help stricken tug off Duncansby Head

WICK RNLI lifeboat Roy Barker II was called out on Saturday to go to the aid of the 24-metre tug Inge which had called Aberdeen coastguard to request…


Volunteers appeal as Broch scheme gets under way at Spittal

Volunteers appeal as Broch scheme gets under way at Spittal

A RENEWED appeal for volunteers has been made by archaeologists hoping to collapse a replica broch.


Highland arts and film festival will take a positive stance on mental health

Highland arts and film festival will take a positive stance on mental health

THE Highlands will boast a programme of events as part of next month’s Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.


Enterprising Lybster Brownies raise cash for CLIC Sargent

Enterprising Lybster Brownies raise cash for CLIC Sargent

LYBSTER Brownies proved themselves an enterprising lot when they managed to raise over £1000 for the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity. The 1st…


Plea for help as future of Caithness Badminton hangs in the balance

Plea for help as future of Caithness Badminton hangs in the balance

THE Caithness badminton scene could go into meltdown unless more help is forthcoming to run the sport in the county. Caithness Badminton Association president…


Cloud nine Academy crush Coldstream in cup game

Cloud nine Academy crush Coldstream in cup game

Wick Academy shot to victory in the first round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The Scorries spent the first half of the game testing the Borders…


MSPs Jamie McGrigor and Mary Scanlon urge people to get in the pink

MSPs Jamie McGrigor and Mary Scanlon urge people to get in the pink

NORTH MSPs Jamie McGrigor and Mary Scanlon are joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its award-winning fundraising event, Wear…


New advice to be considered over small-scale wind turbine plans

New advice to be considered over small-scale wind turbine plans

A CONSULTATION is to be launched on the Highland Council’s draft supplementary guidance for small-scale wind turbine proposals.


Councillor David Flear hits out at failure to consider Wick Airport

Councillor David Flear hits out at failure to consider Wick Airport

LANDWARD Caithness councillor David Flear has criticised the Highland Council for failing to take the Far North into account when considering the future…


Culloden events give an insight into battlefield

Culloden events give an insight into battlefield

WEEKEND events at Culloden battlefield, just outside Inverness, in October are set to give youngsters and their families the chance to learn more about…


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