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Highlands MSP warns about giving a pet as a Christmas present
Highlands & Islands (Labour) MSP Rhoda Grant backs Scottish SPCA warning that pets should not be seen as cute gifts to give just at Christmas, but they are for all year round and for the life of the pet.  It can be far more expensive to keep a pet than most people think.

Highlights From Two Highland League Matches
Forres Mechanics V Cove Rangers and Brora Rangers V Strathspey Thistle

Two teams that are currently playing well met at Mosset Park, Forres for this intriguing encounter. Forres had the bulk of the play in the first half with both goal-keepers and defences tested but not broken. Dachi Khutsishvili impressed with his darting runs and was a constant threat to the visiting defence. He was outshone by Cove Rangers fan, Ian "Jetto" Yule who casually back-heeled the ball into play - will we see him on the subs bench next week! John Sheran's half-time team talk saw Cove start the second half with intent but it was the home side on 49mins that broke the dead-lock. After some good possession Ross MacPherson latched onto a mistake from the Cove defence before smashing the ball into the top-corner taking this goal straight into the nominations for SHFLtv Goal of the season! Cove responded with two goals on 63mins and 68mins with the first coming from Daryl Nicol after a surging run into the box by Stuart Duff before Jamie McAllister laid the ball to Nicol. Daryl Nicol was again involved, this time turning provider, with a pin-point perfect cross for Jamie McAllister who fired a header under Forres goal-keeper Stuart Knight. Although Cove Rangers dominated the second half, Forres Mechanics levelled the score on 83mins with substitute Kris Duncan squaring the ball to Lee Fraser who was never going to miss. Interviews by George Alexander with Charlie Rowley (Mgr Forres Mechanics), John Sheran (Mgr, Cove Rangers) players Ross MacPherson and Jamie McAllister.
Included in the program are the mid-week goals from Brora Rangers visit with Strathspsey Thistle. In the main stand Aberdeen FC Vice-Chairman George Yule and former Scotland Manager, Craig Brown saw seven goals in the 90minutes of football. Brora Rangers scorers were Steven MacKay 21,31mins Scott Graham 30mins, Dale Gillespie 41,48mins, Colin Williamson 68mins and Colin MacLean 78mins.
Wick & District Pool League - Rockwater Shield

Indian Restaurant In Wick Under New Ownership

Police in Thurso appeal for information following theft of bike

Drivers reminded of new lower drink drive limit

Highland Council removes reduction in school week from immediate proposals
The SNP/LibDem/Labour Administration of Highland council today announced that, having listened to the concerns of the public regarding proposals to reduce the primary school week, they have decided to remove the proposal from year 1 (2015/16), to allow further work on the detail and to minimise any impact on schools.
Thurso's Fun Day and Christmas Lights Switch On 6th December

Turriff-ic tail-ender terminates Academy's record run
Wick Academy 3 Turriff United 4THE last-minute strike by Gary Harris denied the Scorries a share of the points and ended their 14-game unbeaten record in a seven-goal ding-dong thriller before a bumper crowd at Harmsworth Park. The tension was tangible as United levelled the scoreline at three all, with a couple of minutes of injury time left, and local supporters doubtless content to settle for a share of the points. However, in a riveting match in which the lead changed hands as often as a pass-the-parcel party game, it was clearly, not going to be over, until the final whistle.
Photo Gallery New Council Offices By Night
New Wick Council Offices - 20 November 2014
Lights can be seen in the new council offices as darkeness falls earlier and earlier in Caithness.  

Fit's in 'e Groat  
And even earlier this week in 'e Coorier

Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership Update
Dance From The Heart
Dance From The HeartDance From The Heart
Elise Lyall School Of Dance once again presents a great show in Assembly rooms, Wick on 21st and 22nd November.

Halkirk Village Council Drama Club - 'Alice the Musical'

New Noss Primary School, Wick - Latest Photos
New Noss Primary School at Wick - 18 November 2014

Wick and District Pool League  - Week 5 Results

Police appeal for information following damage to property in Wick

Police in Thurso appeal for information following damage to work vehicle

Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan events coming to Halkirk, Wick and Tongue
People living and working in Caithness and Sutherland are being encouraged to help influence a new Local Development Plan for the area known as CaSPlan. Upcoming events include:
  Halkirk on 25 November at the Ross Institute, Bridge Street;
  Wick on 26 November at the Town Hall, Bridge Street;
 Tongue on 27 November at the Village Hall, Kirkiboll.
At each event there will be a drop-in session between 2pm and 5.30pm and a round table discussion which starts at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend one or both parts of the event.

Caithness Band 'Neon Walz' Starting UK Tour in Cumbria
They recently played on BBC live

Deveronvale 0 Wick Academy 1

For the second week running Deveronvale features on SHFLtv due to the Keith v Lossiemouth game being called off. Wick Academy made the five hour trip to defend their 14-game unbeaten run and had the ball in the net after four minutes through Lukasz Geruzel, however the far-side linesman ruled it off-side. Deveronvale’s new signing, Stuart Leslie, also had the ball in the net after 13minutes but the near-side linesman raised his flag for off-side. Darren McConnachie and his opposite number in the visitng goal, James More, kept the scoreline at 0-0 with some superb goal-keeping. The second half saw chances for each team to open the scoring and when Davie Allan chased a long-ball, the on-coming goal-keeper, Darren McConnachie, was fortunate to receive a yellow-card for barging into Allan. On the 80th minute Craig Simpson received his second yellow-card resulting in an early bath. McConnachie and Allan were the centre of focus again with referee David Sim awarding a penalty to Wick Academy for McConnachie’s foul on Allan in the box. Richard Macadie stepped up and slotted home the penalty on the 84th minute securing the points for Wick Academy. Interviews by Brian Barclay with Gordon Connelly (Mgr of Wick Academy), Ally MacLeod (Mgr of Deveronvale), players Davie Allan of Wick Academy and Man of the Match Darren McConnachie of Deveronvale. Full round-up of results and league table follows.
Countdown to lower drink drive limit
Campaign launched to highlight proposed change on 5 December 2015. A high-profile public information campaign to ensure Scotland is ready for a new lower drink drive limit has been launched at the start of Road Safety week. The Scottish Parliament will vote tomorrow (18 november 2014) on an order which will bring the reduced limit into effect on December 5. This would lower the blood alcohol limit from 80mg in every 100ml of blood to 50mg in every 100ml of blood. Scottish Government is recommending zero alcohol to remain under the limit in its new advertising campaign.

New Council Offices - Latest Photos
New Council officesin Wick - 17 November 2014

Police in Caithness appeal for information following death of sheep near Lybster

Melvich Gaelic Choir - Celebration Ceilidh
Melvich Gaelic Choir Celebration CeilidhFollowing the success of the Melvich Gaelic Choir in this year's National Mod competitions they have organised a ceilidh to let everyone hear some of the successes live.  Other winners wil join them for an evening of great music.  Combined with solo artists and musicians it will be a lively evening.  So get along to Royal British Legion, Thurso on 29th November at 7.30pm.

Wings Over Wick - Still Circling The Planet
Recently received from Sara Bourgoin who has identified a relative one of the men in an old photo in the section "Those Who Did Not Return".   Her great uncle Gordon Strutt is in the photo at the bottom of the page and she discovered it by a reference to it on Facebook.

Edinburgh Festival Hit Comes to the Mill Theatre, Thurso - 23 November
Waves at Mill Theatre - 23 November 2014Waves tells the story of the unofficial history of the invention of the Butterfly stroke. It is a solo theatre work written and performed by Alice Mary Cooper. Combining new writing, highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and humour, Waves is the amazing tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island in the 30's, she employed sea creatures to teach her how to swim. With the help of fish, penguins and amphibian friends, Liz, the daughter of immigrants, developed ‘the Dolphin,' known to the world as the Butterfly. A hit at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe where it was nominated for the Brighton Fringe Emerging Talent Award and programmed for the 2014 Imaginate Festival Delegates Programme, this enchanting tale promises to delight audiences young and old.

What People Said About 'Waves'

Fire - Thistle Park, Wick
Still Time To Get Your Chriistmas Event Added To Our FREE 'What's On' Calendar
Lots of Christmas events are still being added to our what's On calendar so get yours in soon - it's FREE.
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