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‘Phenomenal’ support for Wick couple’s round-Britain rowing challenge

15 April 2024
‘Phenomenal’ support for Wick couple’s round-Britain rowing challenge

‘Phenomenal’ support for Wick couple’s round-Britain rowing challenge

15 April 2024

The Wick couple hoping to set a round-Britain rowing record this summer say they are amazed by the “phenomenal” response from the public so far.


Launch event at airport will highlight vital Caithness role in World War II

11 April 2024
Launch event at airport will highlight vital Caithness role in World War II

Launch event at airport will highlight vital Caithness role in World War II

11 April 2024

A World War II heritage trail highlighting how Caithness played its part in the fight against Nazi Germany will be officially launched next weekend.


New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

10 April 2024
New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

10 April 2024

Spending on Dounreay will amount to almost £8 billion between now and the site’s revised end date in the 2070s, it has been claimed.


New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

10 April 2024
New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

10 April 2024

Spending on Dounreay will amount to almost £8 billion between now and the site’s revised end date in the 2070s, it has been claimed.


Pentland floating wind farm will ‘deliver same benefit’ with reduction in turbines

09 April 2024
Pentland floating wind farm will ‘deliver same benefit’ with reduction in turbines

Pentland floating wind farm will ‘deliver same benefit’ with reduction in turbines

09 April 2024

Developers of a floating wind farm off the north coast of Caithness have been given the go-ahead to reduce the number of turbines from seven to six.


Caithness and Sutherland tourism gathering hailed as ‘very positive’

02 April 2024
Caithness and Sutherland tourism gathering hailed as ‘very positive’

Caithness and Sutherland tourism gathering hailed as ‘very positive’

02 April 2024

Tourism operators in the north Highlands have described a conference on trends and opportunities in the sector as “very positive” and “so valuable”.


Craig and Phoebe take Scottish surfing titles in ‘once-in-a-decade conditions’

02 April 2024
Craig and Phoebe take Scottish surfing titles in ‘once-in-a-decade conditions’

Craig and Phoebe take Scottish surfing titles in ‘once-in-a-decade conditions’

02 April 2024

The emergence of so many promising youngsters in the 2024 Scottish Surfing Championships at thurso shows that the “future is bright” for the sport.


‘Preferential treatment’ claim over Highland pylon scheme

28 March 2024
‘Preferential treatment’ claim over Highland pylon scheme

‘Preferential treatment’ claim over Highland pylon scheme

28 March 2024

Campaigners opposed to new high-voltage pylons have accused the Scottish Government of giving "preferential treatment" to SSE and SSEN Transmission.


Ten exhibitors to take part in Quoybrae overwintering competition

23 March 2024
Ten exhibitors to take part in Quoybrae overwintering competition

Ten exhibitors to take part in Quoybrae overwintering competition

23 March 2024

The annual Young Farmers' overwintering competition hosted by Aberdeen and Northern Marts will be held at Caithness Livestock Centre on April 1.


Flow Country work recognised in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

15 March 2024
Flow Country work recognised in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Flow Country work recognised in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

15 March 2024

Collaborative efforts to enhance and promote the Caithness and Sutherland peatlands have been recognised with a national accolade.


Willie set for his 200th Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons

13 March 2024
Willie set for his 200th Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons

Willie set for his 200th Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons

13 March 2024

Willie Mackay is set for another spoon-playing milestone as he continues to serve up a weekly helping of musical entertainment for his many fans.


Handbell ringers from across UK set for Caithness celebration

13 March 2024
Handbell ringers from across UK set for Caithness celebration

Handbell ringers from across UK set for Caithness celebration

13 March 2024

The Assembly Rooms in Wick is the venue this weekend for the Scottish Spring Rally of the Handbell Ringers of Great Britain.


Strathnaver Museum shortlisted in two categories in RICS Awards

11 March 2024
Strathnaver Museum shortlisted in two categories in RICS Awards

Strathnaver Museum shortlisted in two categories in RICS Awards

11 March 2024

A museum on the north coast of Sutherland is in contention for national honours, less than a year after it was relaunched following a major upgrade.


Call for responses from Caithness and Sutherland over wind farm decisions

09 March 2024
Call for responses from Caithness and Sutherland over wind farm decisions

Call for responses from Caithness and Sutherland over wind farm decisions

09 March 2024

People in the far north with concerns over wind farm developments are being urged to take part in a Scottish planning consultation by the end of May.


North pair set for epic round-Britain rowing challenge

08 March 2024
North pair set for epic round-Britain rowing challenge

North pair set for epic round-Britain rowing challenge

08 March 2024

Allan Lipp and Mhairi Ross are aiming to become the first mixed pair to do an unsupported circumnavigation of the British mainland by rowing boat.


A9 dualling prompts call for Wick flights to central belt

08 March 2024
A9 dualling prompts call for Wick flights to central belt

A9 dualling prompts call for Wick flights to central belt

08 March 2024

A9 dualling south of Inverness over the coming decade could make scheduled air links between Caithness and the central belt an attractive option.


Brandon McPhee joins forces with Irish star Daniel O'Donnell on new single

08 March 2024
Brandon McPhee joins forces with Irish star Daniel O'Donnell on new single

Brandon McPhee joins forces with Irish star Daniel O'Donnell on new single

08 March 2024

Caithness entertainer Brandon McPhee has said it was an honour to record a single with Irish music legend Daniel O'Donnell.


Highland councillor calls for 'meaningful change' as he joins Alba

07 March 2024
Highland councillor calls for 'meaningful change' as he joins Alba

Highland councillor calls for 'meaningful change' as he joins Alba

07 March 2024

Councillor Karl Rosie insisted the Highlands can be "one of the richest regions in Scotland" after he announced his decision to join the Alba Party.


'Overwhelming response' as Reay residents look at church proposal

07 March 2024
'Overwhelming response' as Reay residents look at church proposal

'Overwhelming response' as Reay residents look at church proposal

07 March 2024

Hopes for a community acquisition of Reay's 285-year-old church are moving forward following a public meeting attended by up to 50 local residents.


Public meeting to consider new role for 285-year-old Reay church

03 March 2024
Public meeting to consider new role for 285-year-old Reay church

Public meeting to consider new role for 285-year-old Reay church

03 March 2024

Reay residents are being asked for their thoughts on giving a new lease of life to the village's 285-year-old church which is expected to close.


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