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This is the future, says Ed Miliband on trip to Beatrice offshore wind farm

25 March 2023
This is the future, says Ed Miliband on trip to Beatrice offshore wind farm

This is the future, says Ed Miliband on trip to Beatrice offshore wind farm

25 March 2023

Caithness-based workers in the renewable energy sector are "powering the future of Scotland and the future of the UK", according to Ed Miliband.


Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

24 March 2023
Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

24 March 2023

Sir Keir Starmer was struck by the sense of pride among the Beatrice offshore wind farm workforce as he set out Labour's renewable energy ambitions.


Plans lodged for replacement primary stack at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor

22 March 2023
Plans lodged for replacement primary stack at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor

Plans lodged for replacement primary stack at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor

22 March 2023

Planning permission is being sought from Highland Council for a replacement primary stack at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor building.


Far North couple 'beyond excited' at seeing humpback whales from their house

21 March 2023
Far North couple 'beyond excited' at seeing humpback whales from their house

Far North couple 'beyond excited' at seeing humpback whales from their house

21 March 2023

A local sea-watcher who witnessed a group of humpback whales passing the north coast of Caithness has described it as an "extra-special" experience.


Petition response raises hopes of communities having more say on wind farms

21 March 2023
Petition response raises hopes of communities having more say on wind farms

Petition response raises hopes of communities having more say on wind farms

21 March 2023

Hopes that communities can have a greater say in major wind farm developments have been lifted by a parliamentary committee's response to a petition.


New milestone in £660m Shetland to Caithness subsea cable project

21 March 2023
New milestone in £660m Shetland to Caithness subsea cable project

New milestone in £660m Shetland to Caithness subsea cable project

21 March 2023

SSEN Transmission’s Shetland HVDC link will connect the UK's most northerly island group to the national electricity grid for the first time.


Willie's Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons set for new milestone

20 March 2023
Willie's Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons set for new milestone

Willie's Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons set for new milestone

20 March 2023

Willie Mackay is preparing for another spoon-playing milestone as he continues to serve up a weekly dose of musical entertainment via social media.


Adam aims to break John O’Groats to Land’s End record in F1-modified wheelchair

09 March 2023
Adam aims to break John O’Groats to Land’s End record in F1-modified wheelchair

Adam aims to break John O’Groats to Land’s End record in F1-modified wheelchair

09 March 2023

A motorsport fan is attempting to set a new record by going from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a powered wheelchair modified by a Formula 1 team.


North Coast 500 named as top UK driving route in National Geographic survey

08 March 2023
North Coast 500 named as top UK driving route in National Geographic survey

North Coast 500 named as top UK driving route in National Geographic survey

08 March 2023

The NC500 has been named as the UK’s favourite driving route in a survey of 2000 motorists, beating Cheddar Gorge and Snake Pass among others.


Jamie Stone tells of candidate's 'horrific' ordeal as he backs International Women's Day

08 March 2023
Jamie Stone tells of candidate's 'horrific' ordeal as he backs International Women's Day

Jamie Stone tells of candidate's 'horrific' ordeal as he backs International Women's Day

08 March 2023

Local MP Jamie Stone has told how a female candidate gave up on a potential career in politics after being subjected to "a torrent of online abuse".


'We were there to do a job': Lybster's Normandy veteran Robbie Larnach never forgot his comrades

04 March 2023
'We were there to do a job': Lybster's Normandy veteran Robbie Larnach never forgot his comrades

'We were there to do a job': Lybster's Normandy veteran Robbie Larnach never forgot his comrades

04 March 2023

Robbie Larnach, the Normandy veteran from Lybster, has died at the age of 98. His son Noel described the war hero as a "very unassuming" man.


Jamie Stone marks World Book Day with visit to Sutherland primary school

02 March 2023
Jamie Stone marks World Book Day with visit to Sutherland primary school

Jamie Stone marks World Book Day with visit to Sutherland primary school

02 March 2023

Local MP Jamie Stone underlined the importance of reading for pleasure as he celebrated World Book Day 2023 by visiting a primary school in Ardgay.


Bettyhill café among Highland Shortbread Showdown qualifiers from Caithness and Sutherland

01 March 2023
Bettyhill café among Highland Shortbread Showdown qualifiers from Caithness and Sutherland

Bettyhill café among Highland Shortbread Showdown qualifiers from Caithness and Sutherland

01 March 2023

At a blind tasting in Wick, three businesses from Caithness and Sutherland won through to the final of the Highland Shortbread Showdown in Inverness.


Jamie Stone says energy price hikes will be 'hammer blow' to families and businesses

28 February 2023
Jamie Stone says energy price hikes will be 'hammer blow' to families and businesses

Jamie Stone says energy price hikes will be 'hammer blow' to families and businesses

28 February 2023

Jamie Stone is urging the UK government to scrap a rise in household energy bills and bring in a tax on the “bonanza bonuses” of oil and gas bosses.


Sir Bernard argued Dounreay 'should be part of the answer' to energy crisis

27 February 2023
Sir Bernard argued Dounreay 'should be part of the answer' to energy crisis

Sir Bernard argued Dounreay 'should be part of the answer' to energy crisis

27 February 2023

The death of Sir Bernard Ingham will evoke memories of the strong pro-Dounreay stance taken by Margaret Thatcher's former chief press secretary.


Fifty poems in 50 words: Simon Lamb launches debut collection

25 February 2023
Fifty poems in 50 words: Simon Lamb launches debut collection

Fifty poems in 50 words: Simon Lamb launches debut collection

25 February 2023

Simon Lamb gives an insight into his debut collection of poetry, A Passing On of Shells – consisting of 50 poems, each written in exactly 50 words.


Plans for motorhome stopover area on North Coast 500 in Caithness

22 February 2023
Plans for motorhome stopover area on North Coast 500 in Caithness

Plans for motorhome stopover area on North Coast 500 in Caithness

22 February 2023

A new stopover area for motorhomes and caravans could be created if proposals for a site alongside the North Coast 500 near Wester get the go-ahead.


Plans to refurbish Caithness General Hospital set to take major step forward

20 February 2023
Plans to refurbish Caithness General Hospital set to take major step forward

Plans to refurbish Caithness General Hospital set to take major step forward

20 February 2023

Plans to refurbish and reconfigure Caithness General Hospital are set to move forward with the appointment of a principal supply chain partner.


Jamie Stone urges unpaid carers to accept extra support

18 February 2023
Jamie Stone urges unpaid carers to accept extra support

Jamie Stone urges unpaid carers to accept extra support

18 February 2023

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone is urging unpaid carers in the Highlands to accept extra support in light of rising costs.


Local MP Jamie Stone highlights support on offer to unpaid carers

16 February 2023
Local MP Jamie Stone highlights support on offer to unpaid carers

Local MP Jamie Stone highlights support on offer to unpaid carers

16 February 2023

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone is urging unpaid carers in the Highlands to accept extra support in light of rising costs.


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