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Lybster toilets flushed away by 'inflated costs'

Lybster toilets flushed away by 'inflated costs'

Did council's "overinflated figures" for running costs lead to the closure of village's public toilets?


Bumper entry expected for Castle of Mey 10k

Bumper entry expected for Castle of Mey 10k

Organisers of the Castle of Mey 10k are expecting a bumper entry this year, with an increase in prize money on offer.


Wick schoolgirl hands over cancer charity cheque

Wick schoolgirl hands over cancer charity cheque

Wick High School pupil Natasha Fraser has presented a cheque for £250 to the Thurso Cancer Research UK shop.


Bomber tribute for Wick airport

Bomber tribute for Wick airport

This scale model of a WW2 era bomber was recently given to Wick airport as a tribute to the crew who died on Scaraben East in 1941.


Whale and Dolphin Conservation training session on north coast

Whale and Dolphin Conservation training session on north coast

Several people from north Sutherland and beyond took part in WDC training session at North West Sutherland Forest Trust’s log cabin.


Parents and pupils play park protest

Parents and pupils play park protest

A group of concerned parents gathered with local children to protest about the "deteriorating state" of Green Road play park in Wick.


Minister in zip wire challenge for charity

Minister in zip wire challenge for charity

A Caithness minister will have a zip in his step as he prepares for his latest fundraising venture.


Wildlife photographer follows orcas from Thurso to Dunnet

Wildlife photographer follows orcas from Thurso to Dunnet

Killer whales provided a unforgettable spectacle off the north coast of Caithness at the weekend.


Coaches proud of Caithness team in Orkney tournament

Coaches proud of Caithness team in Orkney tournament

The coaches were proud of the Caithness junior team who travelled to play Orkney in the annual inter-county tournament in Kirkwall.


Authors delighted with friendly and welcoming John O’Groats Book Festival

Authors delighted with friendly and welcoming John O’Groats Book Festival

The John O’Groats Book Festival is only in its second year but is already developing its own distinctive character, according to the guest authors.


Under-strength Wick Academy hit by late double

Under-strength Wick Academy hit by late double

Wick Academy looked set to return from Rothes on Saturday with three points until a late double by Allen Mackenzie turned the game on its head.


McKenna hails spirited display after his toughest week as Wick boss

McKenna hails spirited display after his toughest week as Wick boss

Wick Academy boss Tom McKenna praised his makeshift team for their “spirited” display at Rothes on Saturday.


Wick's Isabella Fortuna honoured by National Historic Ships UK

Wick's Isabella Fortuna honoured by National Historic Ships UK

The Wick Society’s historic fishing boat Isabella Fortuna has been given a national accolade as a regional flagship.


North MP says 16 and 17-year-olds should have the right to vote

North MP says 16 and 17-year-olds should have the right to vote

Young people aged 16 and 17 should have the right to vote, far north MP Jamie Stone has said.


Say hello to Freedom the lamb

Say hello to Freedom the lamb

This Highland Teeswater lamb carries a very big "X" across her head – reminiscent of the national flag of Scotland.


Payback helps offenders make amends

Payback helps offenders make amends

A community payback officer talked at a recent meeting about what offenders can give back to their local area.


Thurso trust gets major funding

Thurso trust gets major funding

A THURSO based organisation has secured a huge financial boost with a government grant.


£50m Wick harbour development could create 700 jobs

£50m Wick harbour development could create 700 jobs

A major development at Wick harbour could result in a heavy lift and decommissioning quay, a breakwater and a deepened basin at Shaltigoe.


Wick Academy manager concerned over depleted squad for Rothes trip

Wick Academy manager concerned over depleted squad for Rothes trip

Wick Academy manager Tom McKenna says he will have three-quarters of his regular team missing for Saturday’s Highland League clash with Rothes.


Caithness cashier sees off 'loo roll' bandit

Caithness cashier sees off 'loo roll' bandit

An armed, hooded robber - his head wrapped in toilet paper - absconded booty-free after he was challenged by a Pulteneytown cashier.


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