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News in Brief: Driver had no insurance – Ploughing match – Phone fine – Coffee afternoon

By Ali Morrison

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Driver had no insurance

Craig Sinclair drove a friend's car but didn't have insurance cover, Wick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old apprentice mechanic was fined £300 and banned for three months after he pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred near Scrabster on June 13.

Sinclair, of Fountain Cottages, Haster, has nine points on his licence, previously imposed, and was warned by Sheriff Neil Wilson to be "very careful".

Ploughing match back

North & West Caithness Ploughing Association is hosting its annual match on Saturday at 9am.

The match is returning to the scenic coastal fields of Castlehill, Castletown – part of Thurdistoft Farm – for the first time since 1995, by kind permission of George Campbell.

A spokesman said: “We are hoping to hold the prize-giving at the farm steading around 4.30pm, where there will be some hot food along with refreshments from Rebekah at Wild Highland Drinks Co.”

Phone fine

Driving his vehicle while using a mobile phone cost George Cormack a fine of £100. Cormack (55), of Wester Cottage, Brough, also incurred three penalty points when he pleaded guilty at Wick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

The offence occurred on the A836, Tarlogie-John O’Groats road on July 3.

Coffee afternoon

A coffee afternoon is being held in Wick St Fergus Church hall on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm with all money raised going to the Royal British Legion Scotland. Entry is by donation and there will be a raffle.

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