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World Curling Federation name LGT title sponsors of World Championships outside Canada - Insidethegames.biz

World Curling Federation name LGT title sponsors of World Championships outside Canada  Insidethegames.biz

Private banking company LGT has been announced as the title sponsor of the next four World Curling Championships outside of Canada.

Published on 18 December 2018 | 1:32 pm


Tour firm 'could go bust' following Ackergill Tower's abrupt closure - Press and Journal

Tour firm 'could go bust' following Ackergill Tower's abrupt closure  Press and Journal

A holiday operator fears his business could go bust following the sudden closure of a historic north hotel he has made more than £40,000 worth of bookings at.

Published on 18 December 2018 | 6:36 am


Grieving family seeks help from former Dounreay workers - Press and Journal

Grieving family seeks help from former Dounreay workers  Press and Journal

A grieving family is asking former Dounreay workers to come forward and help them as they seek justice after losing their father to cancer caused by exposure to ...

Published on 18 December 2018 | 6:07 am


Contract awarded for demolition of Scotland's oldest nuclear reactor - The Construction Index

Contract awarded for demolition of Scotland's oldest nuclear reactor  The Construction Index

A multi-million-pound demolition contract has been awarded for the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR).

Published on 17 December 2018 | 3:47 pm


Scotland weather forecast: Weather chiefs warn storm gales could spark travel chaos ahead of Christmas - The Scottish Sun

Scotland weather forecast: Weather chiefs warn storm gales could spark travel chaos ahead of Christmas  The Scottish Sun

HIGH winds are expected this week and may return in time for the festive getaway. The AA warns 1.6million vehicles could clog roads on Friday thanks to ...

Published on 16 December 2018 | 10:54 pm


Storm Deirdre brings snow and freezing ice - Express

Storm Deirdre brings snow and freezing ice  Express

STORM Deirdre swept across Scotland last night, bringing chaos to the roads and transport network. The north and far south were the first to experience heavy ...

Published on 16 December 2018 | 8:42 am


Prince Charles' private Christmas card revealed - and he signs it himself: photo - HELLO! Magazine

Prince Charles' private Christmas card revealed - and he signs it himself: photo  HELLO! Magazine

The private Christmas cards we haven't seen before - and Prince Charles signs them himself.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 6:15 pm


Luxury north hotel shut down as plans to turn it into holiday home for rich American take shape - Press and Journal

Luxury north hotel shut down as plans to turn it into holiday home for rich American take shape  Press and Journal

A luxury north hotel has been abruptly shut down, leaving staff shocked and devastating dozens of people who had booked expensive Christmas stays.

Published on 15 December 2018 | 7:59 am


Warning of heavy snow and ice for Scotland - BBC News

Warning of heavy snow and ice for Scotland  BBC News

Heavy snow, blizzards and treacherous conditions are expected to cause disruption across Scotland. The Met Office issued an amber warning for snow in the ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 1:33 pm


Caithness skipper Marc Anderson confident departure of head coach will not distract Thurso outfit - Press and Journal

Caithness skipper Marc Anderson confident departure of head coach will not distract Thurso outfit  Press and Journal

Caithness captain Marc Anderson is confident the Greens will not be put off track by the resignation of head coach Tom McGee. McGee took the decision to step ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 12:00 pm


Teenager killed in Caithness crash named - Hereford Times

Teenager killed in Caithness crash named  Hereford Times

Lauren Miller died following a collision near Wick on Monday.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 9:44 am


Caithness head coach Tom McGee steps down - Press and Journal

Caithness head coach Tom McGee steps down  Press and Journal

Tom McGee has stepped down as head coach of National 3 side Caithness due to his increasing work and family commitments. Thurso-born McGee has been ...

Published on 13 December 2018 | 10:38 am


Inksters Solicitors expands into Thurso - The Scotsman

Inksters Solicitors expands into Thurso  The Scotsman

Legal firm Inksters Solicitors has expanded its operations into Thurso with a key new hire.

Published on 12 December 2018 | 4:47 pm


Inksters Solicitors appoints Charlotte Platt to set up new Thurso office - Scottish Legal News

Inksters Solicitors appoints Charlotte Platt to set up new Thurso office  Scottish Legal News

Inksters Solicitors has expanded its Caithness operation with the appointment of Charlotte Platt, who will set up a new office at 10 Sinclair Street, Thurso.

Published on 12 December 2018 | 11:41 am


Tributes paid to Highland teenager who died in car crash - Press and Journal

Tributes paid to Highland teenager who died in car crash  Press and Journal

Young carer and talented dancer Lauren Miller, 18, from Thurso, suffered fatal injuries after her white Citroen DS2 car was in collision with another car on ...

Published on 12 December 2018 | 5:00 am


Tributes paid to ‘talented’ and ‘gorgeous’ champion dancer, 18, killed in horror crash in Caithness - The Scottish Sun

Tributes paid to ‘talented’ and ‘gorgeous’ champion dancer, 18, killed in horror crash in Caithness  The Scottish Sun

The girl, who suffered fatal injuries in the crash on the A882 near Bridge of Milton, has been named locally as Lauren Miller.

Published on 11 December 2018 | 3:55 pm


Teenage girl, 18, dies after horror two-car smash in Caithness as cops close A882 - The Scottish Sun

Teenage girl, 18, dies after horror two-car smash in Caithness as cops close A882  The Scottish Sun

Emergency crews raced to the scene on the A882 near the Bridge of Milton between Thurso and Wick after the alarm was raised at around 8.30pm last night.

Published on 11 December 2018 | 10:13 am


Caithness get the better of Orkney - The Orcadian

Caithness get the better of Orkney  The Orcadian

Caithness RFC did the double over their rivals, Orkney, this afternoon in the Tennent's National League Division 3. The home side won 36-16 to cap a ...

Published on 8 December 2018 | 3:13 pm


National recognition for Highland Council housing staff - Press and Journal

National recognition for Highland Council housing staff  Press and Journal

Highland Council housing staff been selected to work with the national Tenant Participation Advisory *Service* thanks to their efforts in tenant engagement.

Published on 8 December 2018 | 6:55 am


Family pay tribute to teenager killed in crash - shropshirestar.com

Family pay tribute to teenager killed in crash  shropshirestar.com

James Connor Cook, 19, died in the incident in Caithness on Saturday evening.

Published on 6 December 2018 | 8:00 am


DNA Research On 4,250-Year-Old Burial In Caithness Has Helped To Create A Facial Reconstruction Of ‘Ava’ - The Inquisitr News

DNA Research On 4,250-Year-Old Burial In Caithness Has Helped To Create A Facial Reconstruction Of ‘Ava’  The Inquisitr News

New genomic data taken from 'Ava' has given us a much better idea of what this Bronze Age woman would have looked like in life. Scientists have recently ...

Published on 5 December 2018 | 8:00 am


New facial recreation of 4250-year-old Caithness woman - Press and Journal

New facial recreation of 4250-year-old Caithness woman  Press and Journal

Researchers exploring the history behind the remains of a woman discovered in Caithness in 1987 have released a new facial reconstruction with the aid of an ...

Published on 4 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Teenager killed in one-vehicle crash in Caithness - Press and Journal

Teenager killed in one-vehicle crash in Caithness  Press and Journal

The crash happened on the Hill of Forss Road, about half a mile from the junction with the A836 near Scrabster, at around 11.10pm on Saturday. Police said the ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Human remains from Early Bronze Age reveal what Scots looked like 4,000 years ago - Metro

Human remains from Early Bronze Age reveal what Scots looked like 4,000 years ago  Metro

Researchers have discovered that a woman who died 4250 years ago had brown eyes, black hair and was lactose intolerant. The body of an Early Bronze Age ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Giving life to a woman found in a 4,250-year-old grave in Caithness - BBC News

Giving life to a woman found in a 4,250-year-old grave in Caithness  BBC News

Researchers used ancient DNA to gain new insights into the woman whose remains were found in a Caithness grave.

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Claims windfarm would dominate horizon 'subjective', Highland Council says - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy Voice

Claims windfarm would dominate horizon 'subjective', Highland Council says - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

A proposed objection to a giant Moray Firth wind project was not raised due to the claims being considered “subjective”, a Highland councillor has revealed.

Published on 29 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Caithness corn mill plans progress - Press and Journal

Caithness corn mill plans progress  Press and Journal

Progress is being made with a community effort to inject *fresh* life into one of the last working examples of a corn mill in the north Highlands. A feasibility study is ...

Published on 28 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Man quizzed on suspicion of murder after body found in Highland town - The Scotsman

Man quizzed on suspicion of murder after body found in Highland town  The Scotsman

Police are quizzing a man on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a house in a quiet Highland town - where no violent deaths have been reported for ...

Published on 27 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Reiach and Hall's archive of British civil nuclear industry named Scotland's best building - Dezeen

Reiach and Hall's archive of British civil nuclear industry named Scotland's best building  Dezeen

An archive of the UK's nuclear legacy is housed inside this angular structure by Reiach and Hall Architects, which has been named Scotland's best new building ...

Published on 24 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Newton Stewart return from 700-mile round trip with draw - The Galloway Gazette

Newton Stewart return from 700-mile round trip with draw  The Galloway Gazette

Newton Stewart travelled the length of the country and back last weekend, a 720-mile round trip to Thurso to face Caithness RFC.

Published on 21 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Women taken to hospital following Thurso house fire - Press and Journal

Women taken to hospital following Thurso house fire  Press and Journal

The casualties, one in her eighties and one in her fifties, were given oxygen therapy at the scene before ambulance crews took them to Caithness General ...

Published on 21 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Building Briefs – November 21st - Scottish Construction Now

Building Briefs – November 21st  Scottish Construction Now

Princes Street Gardens arena shortlisted for global design award Edinburgh's proposed outdoor concert arena in Princes Street Gardens is in the running for a ...

Published on 21 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Highlands Council allocates £4.2m for more housing upgrades - The Construction Index

Highlands Council allocates £4.2m for more housing upgrades  The Construction Index

The Highland Council has announced plans to invest £4.2m in improvements to its housing stock in Caithness.

Published on 21 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Two charged over using counterfeit money in Caithness - Press and Journal

Two charged over using counterfeit money in Caithness  Press and Journal

Two people have been charged in connection with the use of counterfeit currency in Caithness, police have confirmed. A 27-year-old man and a woman, 24, ...

Published on 19 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Caithness psychology waiting list soars to 'scandalous' 250 - Press and Journal

Caithness psychology waiting list soars to 'scandalous' 250  Press and Journal

The number of patients in Caithness waiting for psychology appointments currently stands at a “scandalous” 250 – with many having to make a round-trip of ...

Published on 14 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Police operation to target suspected drug supplying snares five people in Caithness - Press and Journal

Police operation to target suspected drug supplying snares five people in Caithness  Press and Journal

Five people will be reported in connection with drug offences following three days of police action in Caithness. Officers focused on disrupting suspected drug ...

Published on 13 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Nucleus Archive Facility in Caithness scoops prestigious architecture award - Press and Journal

Nucleus Archive Facility in Caithness scoops prestigious architecture award  Press and Journal

Caithness's £20million nuclear archive, which was opened by Prince Charles, has won a prestigious national architecture prize. The Nucleus, near Dounreay, ...

Published on 7 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Time for a rethink, Caithness action group tells NHS Highland - Press and Journal

Time for a rethink, Caithness action group tells NHS Highland  Press and Journal

NHS Highland has been told by the public to rethink its adult health and social care shake-up in Wick. It follows the result of a survey of residents' views on the ...

Published on 7 November 2018 | 8:00 am


'Barbaric' NHS Highland ordeal for Caithness man who was a victim of a paedophile ring linked to ex-MP Cyril Smith - Press and Journal

'Barbaric' NHS Highland ordeal for Caithness man who was a victim of a paedophile ring linked to ex-MP Cyril Smith  Press and Journal

A victim of a paedophile ring linked to former MP Cyril Smith has slammed the “barbaric” five-year wait he faced for a clinical psychology appointment – and the ...

Published on 5 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Caithness coach Tom McGee demands response against West of Scotland - Press and Journal

Caithness coach Tom McGee demands response against West of Scotland  Press and Journal

Caithness face a stiff examination when they entertain third placed West of Scotland in Tennent's National League Division 3. Last week Caithness went down ...

Published on 2 November 2018 | 7:00 am


Churches targeted in series of break-ins in Caithness - BBC News

Churches targeted in series of break-ins in Caithness  BBC News

Police believe the incidents in Thurso, Halkirk and Wick in Caithness could be linked.

Published on 1 November 2018 | 7:00 am


Jail for Caithness man who filmed himself raping sleeping woman - BBC News

Jail for Caithness man who filmed himself raping sleeping woman  BBC News

A man who filmed himself raping a sleeping woman has been jailed for six years. Alan Stubbings, from Wick in Caithness, was caught because the video of the ...

Published on 17 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Lorry in accident on A9 at Spittal south of Thurso - BBC News

Lorry in accident on A9 at Spittal south of Thurso  BBC News

The lorry's trailer left the road and overturned in a field, knocking down an electricity pole in the process.

Published on 9 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Caithness village 'won't be encircled' by wind turbines - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy Voice

Caithness village 'won't be encircled' by wind turbines - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

The prospective developer of a large wind farm yesterday denied its plans would leave a Caithness village beset on all sides by turbines. Objectors to Eon's ...

Published on 9 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Northern businesses face fines after illegal workers discovered - Press and Journal

Northern businesses face fines after illegal workers discovered  Press and Journal

Eleven employees at fast food outlets in Caithness have been found to be working illegally following raids on premises in Wick and Thurso. Five were detained ...

Published on 1 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Caithness man highlights how problems for the disabled are not limited to the north-east - Press and Journal

Caithness man highlights how problems for the disabled are not limited to the north-east  Press and Journal

A Caithness man has expressed “disgust” at the treatment experienced by a group of passengers who were refused entry to wheelchair-accessible taxis at ...

Published on 27 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Caithness villagers say no to ‘ring of steel’ wind farms - The Scotsman

Caithness villagers say no to ‘ring of steel’ wind farms  The Scotsman

Villagers from the far north coast of Scotland have travelled to Edinburgh to deliver a petition against plans to build two giant wind farms in a region known for its ...

Published on 19 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Obituary - Jocky Sutherland, entrepreneur who relaunched the Caithness flagstone industry - HeraldScotland

Obituary - Jocky Sutherland, entrepreneur who relaunched the Caithness flagstone industry  HeraldScotland

Died: August 28, 2018. JOHN William 'Jocky' Sutherland, who has died aged 68, was a self-made businessman who will be chiefly remembered for his key role ...

Published on 18 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Orkney RFC still searching for first victory after Caithness defeat - The Orcadian

Orkney RFC still searching for first victory after Caithness defeat  The Orcadian

Orkney RFC's search for a first win of the season continues after Caithness won the 91st clash between the sides, emerging 9-16 winners. The losing bonus ...

Published on 15 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Caithness businessman dies suddenly - Press and Journal

Caithness businessman dies suddenly  Press and Journal

John Sutherland ran a successful flagstone quarrying business based in Spittal, which helped revive the fortunes of one of the country's mainstream industries of ...

Published on 2 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Fishermen rescued after boat overturns off Caithness - BBC News

Fishermen rescued after boat overturns off Caithness  BBC News

A lifeboat and four coastguard rescue teams responded to the incident on Thursday night.

Published on 31 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Backlash over NHS Highland's plans for health service revamp in Caithness - Press and Journal

Backlash over NHS Highland's plans for health service revamp in Caithness  Press and Journal

NHS Highland is facing a backlash over its favoured option to revamp adult NHS and social care in east Caithness. The blueprint involves the creation of a ...

Published on 28 August 2018 | 7:00 am


NHS refuse to budge​ over maternity downgrading in Caithness - Press and Journal

NHS refuse to budge​ over maternity downgrading in Caithness  Press and Journal

Expectant mums and campaigners are piling renewed pressure on health bosses to review Caithness's controversial maternity policy. A downgrading of the Far ...

Published on 24 August 2018 | 7:00 am


North music festival will honour Caithness musician killed in crash earlier this year - Press and Journal

North music festival will honour Caithness musician killed in crash earlier this year  Press and Journal

A music festival in the North will honour a musician who died earlier this year in a road traffic collision. The Top Rocker Festival is set to take Caithness by storm ...

Published on 22 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Man ‘stabbed’ onboard fishing boat at Scrabster Harbour in Caithness as cops make arrest - The Scottish Sun

Man ‘stabbed’ onboard fishing boat at Scrabster Harbour in Caithness as cops make arrest  The Scottish Sun

The 45-year-old man was rushed to Caithness General Hospital with 'serious' injuries following the attack. Another 45-year-old man has been arrested in ...

Published on 21 August 2018 | 7:00 am


NHS Highland calling on Caithness residents to have a hand in public consultations - Press and Journal

NHS Highland calling on Caithness residents to have a hand in public consultations  Press and Journal

NHS Highlands is calling on Caithness residents to give their views on the future of health provision in the far north. The move will see residents canvassed for ...

Published on 17 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Project to repair and protect a Caithness Broch will launch this month - Press and Journal

Project to repair and protect a Caithness Broch will launch this month  Press and Journal

A major project three years in preparation to “slow or prevent” the deterioration of one of the best examples of Caithness Brochs is set to start later this month.

Published on 11 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Seals crowd rock to escape orcas off Caithness - BBC News

Seals crowd rock to escape orcas off Caithness  BBC News

Wildlife watchers believe adult orcas were giving a juvenile a lesson in how to hunt in the encounter of Caithness.

Published on 6 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Prince Charles high-fives the kids at Caithness school - Express

Prince Charles high-fives the kids at Caithness school  Express

THERE was a high-five moment for Princes Charles yesterday as his Scottish holiday came to an end. The Duke of Rothesay greeted pupils from Britain's most ...

Published on 5 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Campaign groups from Moray and Caithness team up to fight maternity unit cuts - Press and Journal

Campaign groups from Moray and Caithness team up to fight maternity unit cuts  Press and Journal

Campaign groups fighting the controversial downgrading of maternity units in both Caithness and Moray have revealed they are to join forces to fight the ...

Published on 2 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Business comes first as Prince Charles tours the Highlands - Press and Journal

Business comes first as Prince Charles tours the Highlands  Press and Journal

Prince Charles chatted with engineers and entrepreneurs yesterday as he arrived in Caithness for his annual stay. The prince, known as the Duke of Rothesay ...

Published on 28 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Cargo ship that run aground off Caithness has arrived in Orkney for inspection - Press and Journal

Cargo ship that run aground off Caithness has arrived in Orkney for inspection  Press and Journal

The MV Priscilla cargo ship has arrived in Scapa Flow after it was refloated in a successful overnight salvage operation. The 292 foot cargo ship ran aground on ...

Published on 27 July 2018 | 7:00 am


MV Priscilla refloated off Caithness and towed to Orkney - BBC News

MV Priscilla refloated off Caithness and towed to Orkney  BBC News

The MV Priscilla with six crew on board ran aground off the Caithness coast last Wednesday.

Published on 26 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Salvage teams prepare to refloat stricken MV Priscilla off Caithness coast - Press and Journal

Salvage teams prepare to refloat stricken MV Priscilla off Caithness coast  Press and Journal

The crew of six on the freighter aground on rocks off Duncansby Head are hoping a renewed bid will be made to refloat the stricken vessel before the end of this ...

Published on 25 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Health changes in Caithness consultation approved - BBC News

Health changes in Caithness consultation approved  BBC News

The board of NHS Highland has approved plans to start a formal consultation on controversial changes to health and social care services in Caithness.

Published on 24 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Cargo ship still aground off Caithness - BBC News

Cargo ship still aground off Caithness  BBC News

Initial efforts to refloat the ship have failed but another attempt could be made on Thursday morning.

Published on 18 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Two injured in three-car crash in Caithness - BBC News

Two injured in three-car crash in Caithness  BBC News

The two people have been taken to hospital for treatment following the collision on the A9 in Caithness.

Published on 16 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Tributes paid to Wick man who died while diving off Caithness coast - Press and Journal

Tributes paid to Wick man who died while diving off Caithness coast  Press and Journal

Relatives and friends were left shocked after 67-year-old Robert Craigie was found unconscious in the sea earlier this week. A post-mortem examination is ...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Diver found unconscious off Caithness coast dies - Press and Journal

Diver found unconscious off Caithness coast dies  Press and Journal

The 67-year-old man was recovered by Wick lifeboat yesterday afternoon after reports were received from a passing vessel of a diver found unconscious in the ...

Published on 11 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Man confirmed dead on Caithness board supply vessel - Press and Journal

Man confirmed dead on Caithness board supply vessel  Press and Journal

The casualty was aboard the The Maersk Trader when he was reported being unwell and in need of rescue. Shetland Coastguard were first alerted to the ...

Published on 10 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Caithness farm to host Highland Sheep event - Press and Journal

Caithness farm to host Highland Sheep event  Press and Journal

The event, organised by the National Sheep Association (NSA), will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Sibmister Farm, near Thurso. The farm, along ...

Published on 7 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Police probe damage to historic Caithness steps - Press and Journal

Police probe damage to historic Caithness steps  Press and Journal

Police are investigating a *fresh* outbreak of suspected vandalism on the historic Whaligoe Steps in Caithness. Several near the bottom of the 365-step flagstone ...

Published on 7 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Suspended sentence for Caithness ticket fraudster who conned rail firms out of £14k - Press and Journal

Suspended sentence for Caithness ticket fraudster who conned rail firms out of £14k  Press and Journal

A Highland man who fraudulently claimed thousands of pounds from rail companies has received a suspended sentence following a British Transport Police ...

Published on 4 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Highland Sheep 2019 heading to Caithness - The Scottish Farmer

Highland Sheep 2019 heading to Caithness  The Scottish Farmer

NSA Highland Sheep will be held in Caithness on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Published on 23 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Caithness police force their way into home of man after complaint about late-night noise - Press and Journal

Caithness police force their way into home of man after complaint about late-night noise  Press and Journal

Police Scotland said officers had forced their way into the house in the town's Kinnaird Street early on Thursday and seized a stereo system. A police spokesman ...

Published on 23 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Remains of possible Iron Age settlement found in Caithness - The Scotsman

Remains of possible Iron Age settlement found in Caithness  The Scotsman

Remains of a previously unknown prehistoric settlement may have been found by archaeologists working in the far north of Scotland.

Published on 14 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Boy, 8, youngest to climb Old Man of Hoy - BBC News

Boy, 8, youngest to climb Old Man of Hoy  BBC News

An eight-year old boy from Caithness in the Highlands has become the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy sea stack off the coast of Orkney. Edward ...

Published on 10 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Caithness mental health patient forced to travel 7500 miles for appointments - Press and Journal

Caithness mental health patient forced to travel 7500 miles for appointments  Press and Journal

One Highland patient is at last to see a clinical psychologist after a frustrating three-year wait – but must travel 7,500 miles over the next six months to make the ...

Published on 6 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Wildfire in Caithness demands strong fire service presence - Press and Journal

Wildfire in Caithness demands strong fire service presence  Press and Journal

Six teams of firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out about three quarters of a mile away from the castle gardens. The breeze carried the fire away from the ...

Published on 19 May 2018 | 7:00 am


SSEN's renewed optimism over Shetland to Caithness cable - BBC News

SSEN's renewed optimism over Shetland to Caithness cable  BBC News

The 161 mile long transmission link would connect renewable energy schemes in Shetland with the UK mainland grid.

Published on 15 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Plans gather pace for long-awaited rail sleeper service connecting Caithness to central belt - Press and Journal

Plans gather pace for long-awaited rail sleeper service connecting Caithness to central belt  Press and Journal

Plans are progressing for a long-awaited sleeper rail *service* linking Caithness with the central belt. Frank Roach, manager at north transport partnership Hitrans, ...

Published on 15 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Luxury Caithness getaway has priced slashed by £600000 - Press and Journal

Luxury Caithness getaway has priced slashed by £600000  Press and Journal

A Highland hotel, on the market since December 2015, has had its asking price slashed to £3.9 million in a bid to attract a new buyer. The five star Ackergill ...

Published on 10 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Caithness and Sutherland agricultural shows will go head to head - Press and Journal

Caithness and Sutherland agricultural shows will go head to head  Press and Journal

Regular visitors to the Caithness and Sutherland agricultural shows will have to choose between them this summer as they go ahead on the same day. A quirk of ...

Published on 8 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Excitement ahead of Caithness and isles orca watch event - BBC News

Excitement ahead of Caithness and isles orca watch event  BBC News

Sightings of the animals in Orkney and the Clyde is raising expectations ahead of an annual monitoring effort in Caithness.

Published on 8 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Spain's oldest football team celebrates north roots challenge a Caithness team for a match - Press and Journal

Spain's oldest football team celebrates north roots challenge a Caithness team for a match  Press and Journal

They play in the exotic Andalucia region of Spain and hold claim to be the oldest football team in the country. And now, the Recreativo de Huelva football club is ...

Published on 27 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Maternity care in Highlands 'making women reconsider having babies' - BBC News

Maternity care in Highlands 'making women reconsider having babies'  BBC News

A three-hour drive in active labour and a risky journey for a newborn: the reality of having a Highland baby.

Published on 25 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Concerns raised as church announces closure of Caithness care home - Press and Journal

Concerns raised as church announces closure of Caithness care home  Press and Journal

Concerns were raised yesterday by health campaigners in Caithness after the the Church of Scotland revealed it will be closing a local care home.

Published on 24 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Car seat fears for Caithness mothers after baby suffers seizure - Press and Journal

Car seat fears for Caithness mothers after baby suffers seizure  Press and Journal

Expectant mothers in Caithness have voiced concerns about their journey home from hospital after a baby suffered a seizure when driven less than two hours in ...

Published on 13 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Family speak out following Caithness crash - Press and Journal

Family speak out following Caithness crash  Press and Journal

The family of a Caithness man who died in a crash on the A9 while travelling home for Easter has spoken of their “overwhelming feeling of heartache.” Duncan ...

Published on 5 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Man dies after crash on A9 in Caithness - BBC News

Man dies after crash on A9 in Caithness  BBC News

The accident happened on the A9, about half a mile north of the junction with the A99 at Latheron.

Published on 30 March 2018 | 7:00 am


World nuclear expert calls for increased monitoring of Caithness beach - Press and Journal

World nuclear expert calls for increased monitoring of Caithness beach  Press and Journal

A leading independent nuclear expert has called for increased monitoring of a Caithness beach after an “alarming” radioactive fragment was found. Dr John ...

Published on 8 March 2018 | 8:00 am


Princess Royal set to open Caithness nuclear archive - Press and Journal

Princess Royal set to open Caithness nuclear archive  Press and Journal

The collection holds records from 17 UK sites dating back to the 1940s and went on public show for the first time last year. The Nuclear Decommissioning ...

Published on 22 February 2018 | 8:00 am


Scotland's first Newton Room to be created in Caithness - BBC News

Scotland's first Newton Room to be created in Caithness  BBC News

In Norway the centres are used to encourage young people to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 8:00 am


The mystery of Caithness teen who vanished on 18th birthday - Press and Journal

The mystery of Caithness teen who vanished on 18th birthday  Press and Journal

But instead, Robert Adaway's 18th birthday was the last time he was seen by his family – and the start of a heartbreak that continues to haunt them 35 years on.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 8:00 am


Site chosen for replica Iron Age broch in Caithness - BBC News

Site chosen for replica Iron Age broch in Caithness  BBC News

A stone-built roundhouse known as a broch has been proposed for a site in Caithness.

Published on 21 December 2017 | 8:00 am


Campaigner calls for island-style health care for Caithness - BBC News

Campaigner calls for island-style health care for Caithness  BBC News

A health campaigner in Caithness says his area can become cut off from services during bad weather.

Published on 24 November 2017 | 8:00 am


Increased investment in Caithness ambulance cover - BBC News

Increased investment in Caithness ambulance cover  BBC News

The Scottish Ambulance *Service* says it will fund the provision of more ambulances and paramedics.

Published on 17 November 2017 | 8:00 am


Candlelight protest over health care in Caithness - BBC News

Candlelight protest over health care in Caithness  BBC News

Hundreds of people took part in a protest outside Wick Town and County Hospital on Thursday night. Holding mobile phone torches and lit candles and standing ...

Published on 27 October 2017 | 7:00 am


Concerns raised about palliative care in Caithness - BBC News

Concerns raised about palliative care in Caithness  BBC News

Campaigners fear an NHS Highland review of hospital provision in Caithness could affect palliative care services in the area. Caithness Health Action Team ...

Published on 22 September 2017 | 7:00 am








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