Caithness Moto Cross If You Are Looking For Motor Cycle Excitement
Caithness Motocross over 30 years old
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 classes. More

Wick Academy 4 Fraserburgh 1
Wick 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
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
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Photos From Wick Academy Brora Rangers Game 12 Septmber
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Wick Academy 3 Brora Rangers 0
Noel Donaldson report on this amazing game.
WICK ACADEMY, the team at the centre of the manager 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.....5.........Lossiemouth.....3
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proved there is life after Kirkwood by 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 Fraserburgh.
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PPP Offer Five Places To Gain SVQ In Playwork - Is This Opportunity For You?
Pulteneytown People’s Project have secured funding 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 to       Closing date for statements is week beginning September 10th.

Karting Day Success For Thurso Rotary
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A successful karting day was held by Thurso Rotary Club 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 next year.
Thurso Players Present Oliver The Musical
Oliver The Musical By Thurso Players
Tickets on sale now from Mabeaths Jewellers Thurso

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Olympic Torch At John O'Groats - Wick Pipe Band Fun Night 
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Caithness Field Club Offering Opportunities To Get Out And Explore In 2012/13
Caithness Field Club
If 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 interesting outings.  Membership is only a few pounds and for that you get the annual bulletin freeBut you do not need to join if you only want to go to one or two outings.  All welcome.
Thurso Engineering and Research Centres Opened By First Minister
First Minister Alex Salmond Opens New Buildings at North Highland College Donald MacBeath Vice Principal With Alex SalmondOld Pulteney For Alex SalmondCatering Students with Alex SalmondInside ETEC

First Minister Alex Salmond officially opened two new energy education 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 Environment (CfEE). 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.

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