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Delayed Naver Bridge work to get underway at last – 142-year-old bridge to be demolished and road realigned for new structure

17 June 2024
Delayed Naver Bridge work to get underway at last – 142-year-old bridge to be demolished and road realigned for new structure

Delayed Naver Bridge work to get underway at last – 142-year-old bridge to be demolished and road realigned for new structure

17 June 2024

Highland Council has just announced that the long-awaited A836 Naver Bridge replacement work is confirmed to start on August 1.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Wind and showers failed to keep people from visiting this classic vehicle mix at Groats

11 June 2024
PICTURE SPECIAL: Wind and showers failed to keep people from visiting this classic vehicle mix at Groats

PICTURE SPECIAL: Wind and showers failed to keep people from visiting this classic vehicle mix at Groats

11 June 2024

Classic cars mingled with other vintage vehicles including tractors at a colourful show at John O’Groats on Sunday.


What caused the mass bumblebee deaths at Golspie? Experts baffled by piles of carcasses on scenic stretch

04 June 2024
What caused the mass bumblebee deaths at Golspie? Experts baffled by piles of carcasses on scenic stretch

What caused the mass bumblebee deaths at Golspie? Experts baffled by piles of carcasses on scenic stretch

04 June 2024

The sad sight of hundreds of dead bumblebees along the promenade at Golspie has baffled and concerned local conservation experts.


‘Seize the initiative and invest,’ says Council leader Raymond Bremner at UK conference

26 May 2024
‘Seize the initiative and invest,’ says Council leader Raymond Bremner at UK conference

‘Seize the initiative and invest,’ says Council leader Raymond Bremner at UK conference

26 May 2024

Highland Council leader Raymond Bremner highlighted the green credentials of Caithness and Sutherland at a major UK conference this week.


Ukrainian clown who escaped his war-torn country coming to Golspie as part of Circus Montini

23 May 2024
Ukrainian clown who escaped his war-torn country coming to Golspie as part of Circus Montini

Ukrainian clown who escaped his war-torn country coming to Golspie as part of Circus Montini

23 May 2024

A circus due to visit Wick and Golspie next month includes a Ukrainian clown who has escaped the devastation of his country to settle in the UK.


Cycle pair reach Groats for LEJOG Palestinian fundraiser and hit 98% of goal

21 May 2024
Cycle pair reach Groats for LEJOG Palestinian fundraiser and hit 98% of goal

Cycle pair reach Groats for LEJOG Palestinian fundraiser and hit 98% of goal

21 May 2024

A pair of friends cycled into John O’Groats on Sunday and completed a UK charity run to send medical aid to Palestinian people.


Did a billionaire Russian oligarch land at Wick airport yesterday?

21 May 2024
Did a billionaire Russian oligarch land at Wick airport yesterday?

Did a billionaire Russian oligarch land at Wick airport yesterday?

21 May 2024

A private jet owned by a powerful Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin landed at Wick airport today, according to a local flight watcher.


Bagpiper sought for Evel Knievel themed event at John O’Groats

16 May 2024
Bagpiper sought for Evel Knievel themed event at John O’Groats

Bagpiper sought for Evel Knievel themed event at John O’Groats

16 May 2024

A UK motorbike club, endorsed by the family of the late Evel Knievel, is seeking a bagpiper to play at the start of their UK trek from John O’Groats.


PICTURES: Oink! Oink! John O’Groats send off for pig-themed Citroen called Pigasso

15 May 2024
PICTURES: Oink! Oink! John O’Groats send off for pig-themed Citroen called Pigasso

PICTURES: Oink! Oink! John O’Groats send off for pig-themed Citroen called Pigasso

15 May 2024

A young farmer set out from John O’Groats with his support team on Sunday and is heading to Land’s End in a pig-themed car aptly named Pigasso.


Halkirk and Reay pupils delighted to meet Britain’s tallest man

13 May 2024
Halkirk and Reay pupils delighted to meet Britain’s tallest man

Halkirk and Reay pupils delighted to meet Britain’s tallest man

13 May 2024

Halkirk Primary School pupils had to look high in the sky last week to see a VIP visitor – Britain's tallest man.


MP’s sessions for seniors in Wick and Dunbeath

13 May 2024
MP’s sessions for seniors in Wick and Dunbeath

MP’s sessions for seniors in Wick and Dunbeath

13 May 2024

Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, is set to arrange two 'one-stop' support events for senior residents in Wick and Dunbeath.


PICTURES: Daring gyrocopter bid to cross Atlantic heads out from Wick airport

08 May 2024
PICTURES: Daring gyrocopter bid to cross Atlantic heads out from Wick airport

PICTURES: Daring gyrocopter bid to cross Atlantic heads out from Wick airport

08 May 2024

Two French aviators touched down at Wick airport as part of their daring, record-breaking bid to cross the Atlantic in a small gyrocopter.


PICTURES: Tourist bonanza for Thurso after gigantic cruise ship visits

06 May 2024
PICTURES: Tourist bonanza for Thurso after gigantic cruise ship visits

PICTURES: Tourist bonanza for Thurso after gigantic cruise ship visits

06 May 2024

Thurso was well-prepared to welcome the AIDAsol cruise ship contingent when the huge vessel berthed at Scrabster harbour on Saturday.


Caithness beach cleaners head over the Ord on a mission – 30 creels and a huge pile of fenders removed at Helmsdale

02 May 2024
Caithness beach cleaners head over the Ord on a mission – 30 creels and a huge pile of fenders removed at Helmsdale

Caithness beach cleaners head over the Ord on a mission – 30 creels and a huge pile of fenders removed at Helmsdale

02 May 2024

Caithness Beach Cleans eco group took a trip over the Ord to Sutherland for some well-needed coastal cleaning.


Wick man recognised as one of the ‘most outstanding early-career scientists in the world’

26 April 2024
Wick man recognised as one of the ‘most outstanding early-career scientists in the world’

Wick man recognised as one of the ‘most outstanding early-career scientists in the world’

26 April 2024

A Wick man has received recognition as a pioneering young scientist and will head to the US for a research programme.


Mystery of gold ring found at Dunnet Forest

26 April 2024
Mystery of gold ring found at Dunnet Forest

Mystery of gold ring found at Dunnet Forest

26 April 2024

Mystery surrounds a gold ring found in a kindling bag at Dunnet Community Forest (DCF) and how it got there.


Police say Dunnet beach bone is around 1500 years old – but is it human?

20 April 2024
Police say Dunnet beach bone is around 1500 years old – but is it human?

Police say Dunnet beach bone is around 1500 years old – but is it human?

20 April 2024

Police have closed their investigation of a possible human bone found on Dunnet beach after it was established to be around 1500 years old.


Sutherland LGBTQ+ voices sought for documentary series

18 April 2024
Sutherland LGBTQ+ voices sought for documentary series

Sutherland LGBTQ+ voices sought for documentary series

18 April 2024

Participants are being sought in Sutherland for a podcast documentary on rural Scotland's LGBTQ+ community.


Dounreay workers overwhelmingly back strike action and have had ‘enough of the company’s games’

05 April 2024
Dounreay workers overwhelmingly back strike action and have had ‘enough of the company’s games’

Dounreay workers overwhelmingly back strike action and have had ‘enough of the company’s games’

05 April 2024

The 460 union members employed by Nuclear Restoration Services Limited based at Dounreay power station have backed strike action in a pay dispute.


WATCH: Wind farm crane ship off Caithness coast was involved in dramatic accident caught on video

02 April 2024
WATCH: Wind farm crane ship off Caithness coast was involved in dramatic accident caught on video

WATCH: Wind farm crane ship off Caithness coast was involved in dramatic accident caught on video

02 April 2024

A giant crane ship currently working off the Caithness coast was involved in a dramatic accident when undergoing tests in Germany in 2020.


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