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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.


Redesign of NHS services in Caithness take a step forward

Redesign of NHS services in Caithness take a step forward

The redesign of health services in Caithness take a step forward this month when initial agreement is presented to NHS Highland Board for sign off.


Patient claims NHS Highland 'using Covid' to reduce direct mental health care in Caithness

Patient claims NHS Highland 'using Covid' to reduce direct mental health care in Caithness

NHS Highland is being accused of using Covid as a cover for running down its psychology service in the far north.


PICTURES: New Caithness visitor centre gears up for opening

PICTURES: New Caithness visitor centre gears up for opening

A new visitor centre is set to open next week nearly three years after the defunct Caithness Horizons closed its doors for the final time.


Businesses in Caithness 'under threat' as energy price rises threaten viability

Businesses in Caithness 'under threat' as energy price rises threaten viability

The rising cost of energy is threatening the viability of firms in the far north, business leaders have warned.


Local mums set to benefit from new Community Midwifery Unit at Caithness General

Local mums set to benefit from new Community Midwifery Unit at Caithness General

The new Community Midwifery Unit at Caithness General Hospital, which cost £950,000, is set to open its door for the first time later this month.


Wick branch closures ‘devastating’ for business and community says local MSP

Wick branch closures ‘devastating’ for business and community says local MSP

Maree Todd MSP has called on Virgin Money UK to reconsider its decision to close its Wick branch.


Health and safety failings led to potentially deadly fall from roof

Health and safety failings led to potentially deadly fall from roof

A worker suffered serious injuries after he fell through the grain store roof he was repairing at a Caithness farm.


Virtual consultation to get under way on floating wind farm project off Dounreay

Virtual consultation to get under way on floating wind farm project off Dounreay

Consultation begins next week on a proposed wind farm off the north coast of Caithness that could offer "big opportunities" for the local economy.


CD tribute to toddler who died in A99 car crash

CD tribute to toddler who died in A99 car crash

A Caithness toddler who died following a car accident near Lybster last month is being remembered on a CD which is due to be released soon.


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