Moto Cross If You Are Looking For Motor Cycle Excitement Caithness
Motocross Club had two days of excellent and close racing a few weeks
ago at the Ravenshill Track. The weather was dry, although dusty, for
both days. Riders from Caithness were joined by our Sutherland members
and were please to welcome Adult Rider Gary Audsley from Derby.
Originally from Caithness, he made the long journey up to compete for
the weekend. Racing on both days was close and exciting in all the
Academy 4 Fraserburgh 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson
MANY-A-FAN would probably have settled for a draw in Wick.
Academy's encounter with on-form Fraserburgh on Saturday. But again,
the Scorries delivered where it matters... the final scoreline, while
giving a performance far from what they are capable of, in the autumn
sun at Harmsworth Park, yesterday.
They repeatedly bedevilled promising build-ups by gifting the ball to
the opposition although the persistent Broch failed to capitalise on
the careless passing. But, when tenacious Wick get it together in
attack, they demonstrated that any defence in the Highland League can
be penetrated, again and again. Despite putting down an early marker by
hitting the post in the opening minute, it was well into the first
period before they found the net through Gary Manson. The other Gary,
Weir, continued his goal-scoring form with a dramatic diving header
despite the keeper's best efforts and got the "rub of the green", with
a celebratory kick of grass cuttings behind the goal, after taking the
plaudits of the home fans..........more
13 September 2012
Wick Academy Continued The Success On Saturday 15th September
Wick Academy 4 Rothes 0 Goals were from Gary Weir (2),
Richard MacAdie and
Sam Mackay Wick Academy Web Site
Wick Academy 3 Brora Rangers 0 Noel
Donaldson report on this amazing game.
WICK ACADEMY, the team at the centre of
defection row, made their point where it counted....on the pitch.
They floored Brora Rangers with a quick one-two inside two minutes and
silenced the incessant drum beating from a knot of Sutherland fans in
the south stand, at a packed but orderly, Harmsworth Park. A third
strike, in the second half put the expensive wee ‘gers’ hopes of a cup
final place, beyond reach.
Davie Kirkwood, who triggered the controversy by sneaking over the Ord
to Dudgeon Park, without telling the Academy executive he was leaving
them - not even completing a full season - was nowhere to be seen, at
last night’s grudge match, but under the direction of Wick assistant,
Richard Hughes, the Scorries turned on the style that was absent in
their lack-lustre league performance against Lossiemouth on Saturday.
WICK ACADEMY proved there is life after
giving Lossie a ‘licking’ in an eight-goal thriller, but, boy, did they
make heavy weather of it!
In a game of missed chances, including a penalty, the Scorries
eventually eclipsed the Coasters 5-3, the victory being sweetened by
the news that their derby rival, Brora, who caused a furore by poaching
the Wick manager, Davie Kirkwood, crashed 3-0 at the hands of
from Noel Donaldson
PPP Offer Five Places To Gain SVQ In Playwork - Is This Opportunity For
You? Pulteneytown People’s Project have secured
through the Highland Council to provide a unique opportunity to put
five people through their SVQ level 2 or 3 in Playwork. The full cost
of the year long course will be covered and childcare will be provided
in the PPP creche/after school club, free of charge, if required. This
opportunity will allow people in the area who would like a career or a
change of career to obtain this qualification without being out of
pocket. Successful applicants will not be paid for attending the course
but it will not cost them anything either. You must be over 21 years of
age and able to commit to 16 hours a week. Thursday will be classroom
based with one day each week as a work placement. Anyone interested in
the challenge and a change of career should submit a personal statement
Closing date for statements is week beginning September 10th.
A successful karting day was held by Thurso
when entrants from all ages brought their home-made karts to try out
the downhill run at North Highland College. It seemed a fitting
place to get the art of kart building going again as the run ended up
at the nw Engineering, Technology and Energy centre opened officially
just over week ago by first minister Alex Salmond. Going
by the many designs and sizes of karts there is no shortage of
mechanical and engineering ideas around in Thurso. All
went well with the exception of one spill by a girl scout from Wick who
was daring to go exceptionally fast and lost control on the
bends. Despite her turning over she escaped unhurt. Perhaps
budding engineers around the county should be making plans to enter
Field Club Offering Opportunities To Get Out And Explore In
you would like to see more of Caithness and find out some interesting
things about the area then why not join the Field Club members on some
of their outings.Over
the months you will learn about flora and fauna, history, archaeology
and all on short walks around the area.No stress or hassle just plenty of
fresh air and fun with
is only a few pounds and for that you get the annual bulletin free.
But you do not need to join
if you only want to go to one or two outings. All welcome.
First Minister Alex Salmond officially opened two new
hubs at The North Highland College UHI on Thursday 30th August 2012.
The First Minister met with staff, students and trainees at the
official opening of North Highland College UHI's new Engineering,
Technology and Energy Centre (ETEC) and Centre for Energy and
During a tour of the ETEC the First Minister met the first intake of
trainees on the college's marine engineering programme, marine energy
researchers and pupils from Thurso and Wick High Schools.
Located on the college's main campus in Thurso, the new buildings are
key to plans to put the area at the heart of the marine energy industry
in future. The Centre for Energy and Environment provides a base for a
number of the University of the Highlands and Islands research staff
and students currently engaged in marine related research projects
around the Pentland Firth, while the Engineering, Technology and Energy
Centre operates as a hub for employer-led training and education in
engineering and associated trades for the north highland area.