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Landscape inspires graphic designer’s business start-up

Landscape inspires graphic designer’s business start-up

SEEING the wonders of the world made graphic artist Lisa Poulsen realise there was no place like home and she has set up a business, Inspired by Caithness.


351 particles recovered from seabed off Dounreay

351 particles recovered from seabed off Dounreay

A NINE-week operation has recovered more than 350 particles of irradiated nuclear fuel from the seabed near Dounreay.


Village revellers get really ‘wiggy’ with it

Village revellers get really ‘wiggy’ with it

CASTLETOWN Gala is well under way and, according to organisers, it is on course to beat last year’s fundraising total. The sun was shining for the event’s…


It’s high time our rightful heritage was returned

It’s high time our rightful heritage was returned

Caithness is home of the broch, says Dan Mackay who looks here at the work of John Nicolson, a renowned local archaeologist.


Dunnets’ petrol station in Wick rebranded as Gulf

Dunnets’ petrol station in Wick rebranded as Gulf

THE rebranding of Dunnets’ petrol station in Wick is under way. Gulf has taken over as the firm’s new fuel supplier following news Esso had pulled…


NCL champs Halkirk face Academy in NoS cup

NCL champs Halkirk face Academy in NoS cup

NORTH Caledonian League champions Halkirk United will make the trip to Harmsworth Park to face Wick Academy later this month in the North of Scotland…


NCL champs Halkirk face Academy in NoS cup

NCL champs Halkirk face Academy in NoS cup

NORTH Caledonian League champions Halkirk United will make the trip to Harmsworth Park to face Wick Academy later this month in the North of Scotland…


Fans warned over Belladrum ticket scam

Fans warned over Belladrum ticket scam

CAITHNESS music fans have been warned about the dangers of buying nonexistent tickets for Beauly’s Belladum Tartan Heart Festival. Festival organiser…


Roadside help for Caithness busy bees

Roadside help for Caithness busy bees

A NEW initiative to help bees across Caithness has been launched by Caithness Biodiversity Group and the Highland Council. The scheme is to be managed…


‘X Factor’ runners-up JLS drive Dingwall audience wild

‘X Factor’ runners-up JLS drive Dingwall audience wild

FAR North music fans were among those to enjoy entertainment from one of the country’s top boybands in Dingwall on Saturday night. JLS were greeted…


Booze ban for T in the Park rail passengers

Booze ban for T in the Park rail passengers

MUSIC fans from Caithness travelling by rail to Scotland’s biggest summer festival are facing a booze ban. Passengers heading for Balado, near Kinross,…


Glorious sunshine helps Castletown Gala get off to a successful start

Glorious sunshine helps Castletown Gala get off to a successful start

BEAUTIFUL weather saw crowds flock to Castletown on Saturday night to enjoy the official opening event of the village gala.


Hillhead’s booklet enterprise raises UNICEF funds

Hillhead’s booklet enterprise raises UNICEF funds

A BOOKLET produced by primary seven pupils at Hillhead Primary School in Wick has raised £241 for UNICEF.


Police warning to Caithness residents over counterfeit currency

Police warning to Caithness residents over counterfeit currency

A NUMBER of reports have been received by police about counterfeit currency being found in Caithness. In particular, these relate to Bank of England…


Assurance given over Castletown RBS branch

Assurance given over Castletown RBS branch

AN assurance about the future of the Castletown branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland has been given to local community councillors.


European joy for Wick triathlete

European joy for Wick triathlete

A WICK triathlete achieved his best-ever placing when he took on Europe’s finest. David Sutherland (55) finished sixth in the European Triathlon Championships…


Thurso woman walks to work... in Wick

Thurso woman walks to work... in Wick

REDUCING her carbon footprint in an adventurous way, a local woman left her car at home to raise money for charity.


Cash boost for rural community councils

Cash boost for rural community councils

RURAL community councils in Caithness will receive £100 more in core funding compared to their urban counterparts in a new shake-up of local authority…


Summer carnival theme for gala shop display contest

Summer carnival theme for gala shop display contest

BUSINESSES in Wick are being encouraged to add their own splash of colour to the town’s biggest event.


Ill health forces town development manager to quit

Ill health forces town development manager to quit

THE man hired to help revitalise Wick and Thurso town centres has stepped down from the post.


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