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Ferry master ‘almost certainly fell asleep’ before Pentland Firth grounding

23 May 2024
Ferry master ‘almost certainly fell asleep’ before Pentland Firth grounding

Ferry master ‘almost certainly fell asleep’ before Pentland Firth grounding

23 May 2024

The master of the Pentland Firth ferry Alfred “almost certainly fell asleep” before the vessel ran aground on Swona, an investigation has found.


Politicians urged to ‘get a grip’ on Highland rail investment

22 May 2024
Politicians urged to ‘get a grip’ on Highland rail investment

Politicians urged to ‘get a grip’ on Highland rail investment

22 May 2024

The convener of the campaign group Friends of the Far North Line has highlighted the “vast expense” of dualling the A9 between Inverness and Perth.


Nuclear-free councils hit out at ‘mad delusion’ of new reactor

21 May 2024
Nuclear-free councils hit out at ‘mad delusion’ of new reactor

Nuclear-free councils hit out at ‘mad delusion’ of new reactor

21 May 2024

Calls for a nuclear revival in Scotland – including the possibility of a new Dounreay reactor – have been dismissed as “folly” and a “mad delusion”.


Murder mystery is Wick-born author’s 15th book

12 May 2024
Murder mystery is Wick-born author’s 15th book

Murder mystery is Wick-born author’s 15th book

12 May 2024

Wick-born author Dorothy Stewart (née Miller) is celebrating her 75th birthday with the publication of her 15th book, entitled Loose Ends.


Mark Rouse to leave role as Dounreay managing director

10 May 2024
Mark Rouse to leave role as Dounreay managing director

Mark Rouse to leave role as Dounreay managing director

10 May 2024

Mark Rouse has been praised for his contribution to Dounreay after it was announced he will leave his job as managing director after four years.


Venture North’s Talking Tourism webinars attract record numbers

09 May 2024
Venture North’s Talking Tourism webinars attract record numbers

Venture North’s Talking Tourism webinars attract record numbers

09 May 2024

Record numbers from Caithness and Sutherland took part in the 2023/24 Talking Tourism webinar series, with seven sessions from September to April.


‘You can make a world of a difference to a person with dementia’

03 May 2024
‘You can make a world of a difference to a person with dementia’

‘You can make a world of a difference to a person with dementia’

03 May 2024

Retired vet Frank Stephen, whose wife Moira has vascular dementia, is to walk the 147-mile John O’Groats Trail this month for Alzheimer Scotland.


NHS Highland gets recognition for international recruitment

02 May 2024
NHS Highland gets recognition for international recruitment

NHS Highland gets recognition for international recruitment

02 May 2024

NHS Highland has been recognised for the way it treats overseas staff, such as three assistant practitioners from Kenya who are working in Caithness.


Organisers say health and wellbeing festival in Wick will offer ‘a nice mix’

01 May 2024
Organisers say health and wellbeing festival in Wick will offer ‘a nice mix’

Organisers say health and wellbeing festival in Wick will offer ‘a nice mix’

01 May 2024

Healthcare campaigners are preparing for a wellbeing festival in Wick next month that will feature around 40 exhibitors as well as guest speakers.


Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP calls for greater safeguards against online scams

26 April 2024
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP calls for greater safeguards against online scams

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP calls for greater safeguards against online scams

26 April 2024

Jamie Stone is urging the UK government to step up its efforts over internet fraud by putting more pressure on social media companies.


Far north MP calls for greater safeguards against online scams

26 April 2024
Far north MP calls for greater safeguards against online scams

Far north MP calls for greater safeguards against online scams

26 April 2024

Jamie Stone is urging the UK government to step up its efforts over internet fraud by putting more pressure on social media companies.


‘I will miss my customers across the north of Scotland and beyond’

26 April 2024
‘I will miss my customers across the north of Scotland and beyond’

‘I will miss my customers across the north of Scotland and beyond’

26 April 2024

Sheona Campbell retires today as advertisement manager for the John O’Groat Journal, Caithness Courier and Northern Times.


Cruise ship is largest ever to berth at Scrabster harbour

25 April 2024
Cruise ship is largest ever to berth at Scrabster harbour

Cruise ship is largest ever to berth at Scrabster harbour

25 April 2024

Scrabster harbour’s cruise season has begun with a visit by the 71,304-tonne AIDAsol, the largest vessel to ever berth at the port.


Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

24 April 2024
Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

24 April 2024

Far north venues are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s Doors Open Days festival which has a ‘Routes, Networks and Connections’ theme.


Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

24 April 2024
Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

24 April 2024

Far north venues are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s Doors Open Days festival which has a ‘Routes, Networks and Connections’ theme.


‘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.


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