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Plans for Pentland Offshore Floating Wind Farm at Dounreay ready to go

Plans for Pentland Offshore Floating Wind Farm at Dounreay ready to go

A major project near Dounreay is expected to take a big step forward in the coming weeks with a full application set to be submitted imminently.


Thurso teacher facing allegations of kissing and groping a pupil was 'not in control,' hearing told

Thurso teacher facing allegations of kissing and groping a pupil was 'not in control,' hearing told

A Thurso teacher was "drunk and flirtatious" on the night she allegedly groped and kissed a pupil at a nightclub, according to a former colleague.


Group targets 700 far north jobs to replace Dounreay roles

Group targets 700 far north jobs to replace Dounreay roles

Almost 700 jobs could be created over the next three years, according to the quango charged with helping to replace roles going at Dounreay.


Armadale residents come together to resist wind farm scheme

Armadale residents come together to resist wind farm scheme

Battle lines have been drawn up over newly tabled plans to develop a 12-turbine wind farm on the north Sutherland coast.


Dounreay leak probe launched

Dounreay leak probe launched

Scotland's environmental regulator has launched an official investigation into a leak of caustic material at Dounreay this week.


Optimism is sky-high as Aberdeen flights return to Wick John O'Groats Airport

Optimism is sky-high as Aberdeen flights return to Wick John O'Groats Airport

There was a major boost for the far north's Covid recovery this week as scheduled flights between Wick and Aberdeen resumed after a gap of 761 days.


Humza Yousaf says safety of mothers and babies will come first – not 'tokenistic' gestures

Humza Yousaf says safety of mothers and babies will come first – not 'tokenistic' gestures

The health secretary has dismissed a previous invitation to follow the journey expectant mothers from Caithness have to undertake as "tokenistic".


Exclusive: Surprise move as Inverness councillor Andrew Jarvie opts to stand in Caithness ward

Exclusive: Surprise move as Inverness councillor Andrew Jarvie opts to stand in Caithness ward

An Inverness councillor says he is so fed up of the city getting the lion's share of cash that he will up-sticks and stand up for Caithness.


Concerns over impact of proposed Tormsdale wind farm on salmon in River Thurso

Concerns over impact of proposed Tormsdale wind farm on salmon in River Thurso

Salmon fishers on the River Thurso are on the warpath about a new wind farm being planned near several of its most popular beats.


Castletown mill plan could create 12 jobs and cost up to £4 million

Castletown mill plan could create 12 jobs and cost up to £4 million

Proposal to create a whisky distillery and visitor centre at 200-year-old mill backed by community council


Campaign group insists there is 'almost no public support for new nuclear' and calls on Jamie Stone to think again

Campaign group insists there is 'almost no public support for new nuclear' and calls on Jamie Stone to think again

A campaigner has claimed there is no need for further nuclear development and urged Jamie Stone to think again about his support for a new reactor.


Caithness at War – historical Wick trail to include replica Spitfire

Caithness at War – historical Wick trail to include replica Spitfire

Plans are in the pipeline to create a special World War II memorial trail around Wick that will include the replica of a Spitfire aircraft.


Deal paves way for Caithness harbour to become operations base for world's largest floating offshore wind farm

Deal paves way for Caithness harbour to become operations base for world's largest floating offshore wind farm

The recently upgraded Scrabster Harbour is set to benefit from an agreement with a pioneering floating wind farm due to be built off the north coast.


Call for government to think twice about centralising more maternity services as situation in Caithness 'far from ideal'

Call for government to think twice about centralising more maternity services as situation in Caithness 'far from ideal'

An MSP has urged the Scottish Government to think twice about centralising more maternity services, with the situation in Caithness "far from ideal".


Three charities chosen to benefit from Wick Academy Development Fund cash

Three charities chosen to benefit from Wick Academy Development Fund cash

Three charities are to benefit from the estimated £140,000 in the controversial Wick Academy Development Fund.


Groat steps in after 90-year-old Dunnet man is 'harassed' by power company over huge bill

Groat steps in after 90-year-old Dunnet man is 'harassed' by power company over huge bill

A Dunnet pensioner contacted the paper when he was at his wits end after receiving threatening letters over an enormous electricity bill.


MSP asked to explain why Highland Council gets five per cent of roads budget for 12 per cent of roads

MSP asked to explain why Highland Council gets five per cent of roads budget for 12 per cent of roads

Caithness councillor Matthew Reiss has called on MSP Maree Todd to look into funding “discrepancies” he says have seen Highland Council short-changed.


Simec director welcomes MPs call for UK Government funding for tidal energy

Simec director welcomes MPs call for UK Government funding for tidal energy

The company behind the MeyGen project welcomes call from MPs for tidal energy projects to get financial support from the UK government.


Rally arrives at John O'Groats with message that electric vehicles can go the distance

Rally arrives at John O'Groats with message that electric vehicles can go the distance

PICTURES: A convoy of eco-friendly cars arrived at John O'Groats today on a 1200-mile tour showing that EVs are not just for short, urban journeys.


Huge rubbish clearance operation needed near Wick Airport after travellers move on from camp

Huge rubbish clearance operation needed near Wick Airport after travellers move on from camp

A pilot who regularly flies in and out of Wick Airport has highlighted vast amounts of fly-tipped material at a site recently vacated by travellers.


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