A 54-21 victory for Caithness was the perfect antidote to what has been a turbulent opening to their campaign in Caley Division 1 north conference.
Cameron Boyd's appointment as head coach was confirmed ahead of Saturday's Caledonia Region Division 1 north conference home match against Mackie.
Caithness Rugby Club's postponed matches against Moray meant the wait for their first home match this season continues.
In one of the few fixtures to survive Storm Babet last weekend, the Caithness Krakens were victorious against Stornoway at Millbank.
Caithness, Sutherland and Ross MSP Maree Todd met with the club's women's team to hear about their experiences in sport.
Caithness 1st XV were left idle again at the weekend, and stand-in coach Cameron Boyd said the reason left a very bad taste in the mouth.
The Krakens will be aiming to pull off a Caledonian North League 2 double over Stornoway when the teams meet in Thurso this weekend.
Acting coach Cameron Boyd saw enough against Aberdeenshire to convince him that Caithness1st XV can soon turn around their fortunes in Caley 1.
The Krakens crossed the Minch for the first of back-to-back fixtures against Stornoway in Caledonia North Region League 2 and ran out 38-24 winners.
Caithness are intent on recovering from a horror start to their north conference season when they make their fourth trip in a row to the north-east.
Caithness Seconds got their first win of the season with a bonus 38-27 victory over first-time visitors Skye in Caledonia North Region Division 2.