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Wick Academy aiming to make life difficult for Highland League champions

Wick Academy aiming to make life difficult for Highland League champions

Wick Academy will be determined to make life as difficult as possible for Highland League champions Brechin City when the teams meet at Glebe Park.


Scottish Government depopulation action plan 'an insult to Caithness'

Scottish Government depopulation action plan 'an insult to Caithness'

A 95-page Scottish Government document aimed at tackling depopulation has been condemned as an insult to Caithness by two Highland councillors.


Tough choice for far north judges in Highland Shortbread Showdown

Tough choice for far north judges in Highland Shortbread Showdown

Two entrants, with three shortbreads between them, have qualified from Caithness and Sutherland for the 2024 Highland Shortbread Showdown final.


Highland Council leader reveals up to £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

Highland Council leader reveals up to £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

Raymond Bremner says an extra £60 million would go ‘some way towards us being able to invest in important capital projects.’


Hundreds of Highland planning breaches kept secret

Hundreds of Highland planning breaches kept secret

Highland Council is investigating hundreds of land owners and developers for breaching planning rules, without sharing details online.


Missing teen sister and brother could be in Caithness

Missing teen sister and brother could be in Caithness

Police have appealed for help finding a missing teenage sister and brother from Inverness who are known to frequent Caithness.


Thurso want to 'kick on' after ending long wait for a win

Thurso want to 'kick on' after ending long wait for a win

There was a recurring theme to the messages Scott Davidson received after Thurso's 1-0 victory over Inverness Athletic – that it was "long overdue".


Section of A836 in Sutherland on North Coast 500 to close to traffic for five days, warns Highland Council

Section of A836 in Sutherland on North Coast 500 to close to traffic for five days, warns Highland Council

Roadworks will affect a mile-long section of road from the eastern end of Bettyhill to the turn off for Farr.


Temporary 40mph speed restriction at Latheron and Causewaymire

Temporary 40mph speed restriction at Latheron and Causewaymire

It was announced this week that there will be a temporary road restriction on the A9/A99 at Latheron and along the Causewaymire road.


Parliament tarnished by 'squalid manoeuvring' during vote on Gaza ceasefire, says Stone

Parliament tarnished by 'squalid manoeuvring' during vote on Gaza ceasefire, says Stone

Far north MP hits out after unprecedented scenes in the House of Commons


Driver cut corner and hit cyclist in Wick, court hears

Driver cut corner and hit cyclist in Wick, court hears

An elderly driver knocked down a cyclist after cutting a corner at a Wick junction, the town's sheriff court heard on Wednesday.


Stone wants answers on why 'things are going so wrong' with respite care in Caithness

Stone wants answers on why 'things are going so wrong' with respite care in Caithness

North MP to contact Highland Council on lack of facilities in county


Halkirk United up to fourth in North Caledonian League after midweek victory at Alness

Halkirk United up to fourth in North Caledonian League after midweek victory at Alness

The Anglers moved up to fourth after an early double by James Mackintosh and a debut goal from Kieran MacGregor helped them to a 3-1 win at Alness.


Loose boxer in Wick bit one man and his dog, court told

Loose boxer in Wick bit one man and his dog, court told

A dog was loose without a muzzle or lead when it bit a dog walker and his dog, Wick Sheriff Court heard on Tuesday.


Chamber chief says connectivity is key to economic growth

Chamber chief says connectivity is key to economic growth

Trudy Morris emphasised that connectivity is a major factor in achieving economic growth as she expressed relief and delight at the PSO announcement.


Whisky enthusiasts raise £1150 for Caithness Talking Newspapers

Whisky enthusiasts raise £1150 for Caithness Talking Newspapers

A malt whisky tasting event in Wick has supported a free service that allows people with sight loss in Caithness to keep up to date with local news.


'Peace candle' at Wick church offers weekly chance to pray and reflect

'Peace candle' at Wick church offers weekly chance to pray and reflect

A "peace candle" at a Wick church during Lent is giving local people a chance to pray and reflect on those affected by the wars in Ukraine and Gaza.


National Shield run would give the Greens a lift

National Shield run would give the Greens a lift

The Greens are looking to put a wretched season behind them by savouring a run in the National Shield, having been drawn away to Carnoustie.


Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.


NICKY MARR: Selling up – for the right reasons

NICKY MARR: Selling up – for the right reasons

The housing crisis here – as in other parts of Scotland – is well documented.


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