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Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

Far north venues are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s Doors Open Days festival which has a ‘Routes, Networks and Connections’ theme.


Scottish Water plans improvements after Caithness MP blasts ‘disgusting’ sewage discharges

Scottish Water plans improvements after Caithness MP blasts ‘disgusting’ sewage discharges

Scottish Water has plans to improve its infrastructure and install an additional 1000 monitors at discharge locations.


Julia in fundraising walk for air ambulance after grandson’s medical emergency

Julia in fundraising walk for air ambulance after grandson’s medical emergency

Wick woman Julia Dunnett has raised more than £1400 for an air ambulance charity after a medical emergency involving her two-year-old grandson.


PICTURES: Paths to success for volunteers as Wick riverside made better for walkers

PICTURES: Paths to success for volunteers as Wick riverside made better for walkers

Local volunteers have made a great difference to Wick’s riverside after scraping back and relaying paths for walkers in the scenic area.


Reay Golf Club: Munro’s sublime round in Dunnett Cup

Reay Golf Club: Munro’s sublime round in Dunnett Cup

Sunday saw some fantastic scoring in sunny conditions as Reay Golf Club hosted round one of the Dunnett Cup competition.


Halkirk man given ‘benefit of the doubt’ as he is cleared over crash that flipped car

Halkirk man given ‘benefit of the doubt’ as he is cleared over crash that flipped car

A Halkirk man has been cleared on a careless driving charge. Sheriff Neil Wilson said it was impossible to establish who was to blame for a collision.


A9 in Caithness and Sutherland set for series of overnight closures next month

A9 in Caithness and Sutherland set for series of overnight closures next month

The A9 is set to be closed in several locations in Caithness and Sutherland next month as works are carried out to improve the road surface.


Wick’s Whitechapel Road toilets set for May reopening

Wick’s Whitechapel Road toilets set for May reopening

Highland Council says Wick’s refurbished public conveniences are on course to be up and running by next month, four years after they were shut.


Wick Wheelers: Miller wins first two time trials

Wick Wheelers: Miller wins first two time trials

Danny Miller has led the way in the opening two weeks of Wick Wheelers’ 10-mile time trials, with second places going to Ewen Scott and Derek Fraser.


Caithness badminton juniors compete in national championships

Caithness badminton juniors compete in national championships

Four members of Caithness Junior Badminton Club travelled to Perth for the under-13 and under-17 Badminton Scotland National Junior Championships.


Man who had 5-inch knife in Wick street avoids jail

Man who had 5-inch knife in Wick street avoids jail

Members of the public were concerned when they observed a Wick man holding a knife in a local street and contacted the police.


‘Fantastic day’ for Castle View teams in Pony Club national quiz

‘Fantastic day’ for Castle View teams in Pony Club national quiz

Four teams from Ashleigh Campbell’s Castle View Stables at Wick competed in the final of the Pony Club’s national quiz in Sheffield at the weekend.


Caithness cadets volunteer recognised for 25 years of service

Caithness cadets volunteer recognised for 25 years of service

An Army Cadet volunteer has been recognised for his quarter of a century of service to the young people of Caithness and the Highlands.


ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

Holyrood Notebook by Ariane Burgess


Crown pool team reigns supreme again in Wick league

Crown pool team reigns supreme again in Wick league

The Crown Bar team won the Wick and District Pool League for the third successive year.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Search for ancient Caithness tower continues with new archaeological dig

PICTURE SPECIAL: Search for ancient Caithness tower continues with new archaeological dig

The archaeological dig at Sarclet for the remains of a 15th-century stronghold called Thurster Tower has started up again this year.


A ‘good test’ as Allan returns for Wick Academy after two years out

A ‘good test’ as Allan returns for Wick Academy after two years out

Davie Allan described his return to competitive football as “a good test” after making a welcome appearance in Wick’s 1-1 draw with Banks O’ Dee.


War trail shows how Wick area became ‘formidable fortress’

War trail shows how Wick area became ‘formidable fortress’

The new World War II heritage trail shows how Wick was transformed from “a sleepy little town” into having a key role in the fight against the Nazis.


Youngest member gets bowling season under way at Lybster

Youngest member gets bowling season under way at Lybster

A well-attended opening day at Lybster Bowling Club began with the presentation of the first jack to the club’s youngest member, Mhairi Kirk.


Injury concern as Pentland United edge out Castletown in Highland Amateur Cup

Injury concern as Pentland United edge out Castletown in Highland Amateur Cup

Record eight-times winners Pentland United are targeting another deep run in the Highland Amateur Cup after edging out near neighbours Castletown.


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