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Building work has now commenced in Inverness as The Highland Council prepares to stage Scotland's biggest ever traditional sports weekend as part of the Highland Homecoming celebrations. Angus Dick, Chair of the Inverness Highland Games Committee said: "We have a wonderful weekend of traditional sports planned including the hosting of the Masters World Championships and a Guinness World Record attempt for Simultaneous Caber Tossing (admission to both events is free); and the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Final." The action will commence at Bught Park on Friday 12 September at 9am as the Masters World Championships (MWC2014) featuring a world record 160 competitors from 14 countries gets underway.
Wick Academy 1 Brora Rangers 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE SCORRIES turned in a gutsy performance in front of a packed Harmsworth Park, last night and must have felt cheated by that late Brora decider as well as left wondering what might have been had some of the Wick chances borne fruit. The wee Rangers' keeper, Jo Malin was partly "to blame" for that, pulling off some spectacular saves.
30 August 2014 See the game at http://vimeo.com/104913654 http://vimeo.com/104913654.
Wick Academy 3 Fraserburgh United .2 (half-time 2-1) Reporter Noel Donaldson - Saturday 30 August 2014 IT was perhaps poetic justice, that, in a game where penalty issues caused much controversy, Academy snatched the decider from the spot, seconds from the final whistle. Even then, there was drama, as Scorries' supporters held their breath while referee Graham Elder, who initially awarded Wick a free kick from the edge of the box, consulted his linesman and then pointed to the spot.
CRFC - Juniors 2014/15 training begins Sunday 31st August. Wick has moved from WHS to Bignold Park - Micros (P1-3) & Min's (P4/5) 11am - 12noon & P6/7 11am - 12.30pm Thurso - Millbank - Mini's ( P4/5 -) 11am - 12noon, & (P6/7) 11am - 12.30pm - Micro's (P1-3) 3.30/4.30pm U15's & U16's - Millbank - Wednesday 7pm - 8.30pm The club is happy to invite new members to come along & try.
North Highland Harriers are holding the Baillie Wind Turbine 10K this Sunday (24th August 2014). The run starts at 2pm with registration taking place between 12 noon and 1.30pm.
Serco NorthLink Ferries is looking to build on its sponsorship programme offering having recently awarded £80,000 worth of ferry travel to local residents, clubs and event organisers. The company's rolling yearly sponsorship programme is designed to support local community groups, events and individuals by providing discounted fares and travel vouchers, enabling them to travel between the mainland and the islands of Orkney and Shetland.
Academy derailed by locomotive works team Reporter Noel Donaldson A NINE-goal encounter but no thriller for Academy's fans as the bulk of the strikes were down to their opponents, in one of the Scorries' heaviest home defeats. It began optimistically for the home side with Jack Halliday netting from close in, in 17 minutes, but the early promise was painfully snuffed out, when, in a nightmare few minutes Locos scored three times and David Ross rubbed salt in the Scorries' wounds by making it 4-1 before the break, from a rebound.
North of Scotland Cup Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy 2 Clachnacuddin 0 WICK got off to a perfect start through a Gary Weir strike in the opening minutes but it didn't deter the visitors who demonstrated they wanted that semi-final North of Scotland Cup slot just as much. The two teams served up an entertaining 90 minutes, which, unlike the earlier league encounter had no nail-biting finish as Academy went on to consolidate their lead.
Wick Academy 3 Deveronvale 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson ACADEMY and their fans couldn't have wished for a better season opener than this, with Richard Macadie snatching the decider in the dying minutes. It was essentially a game of one half as the first period was a non-productive tussle with Academy looking the more threatening.
High Life Highland has invested in the upgrade of the equipment in the fitness suite at Wick Swimming Pool. Seven new pieces of resistance equipment will be supplied by Commonwealth Games supplier Technogym from their "Element +" range, along with twelve pieces of cardiovascular equipment which have individual television, radio and I Pod connectivity built in.
Suzanne Carter's Camps Bar "1" team have won the 2014 Wick & District Summer Pool League Championship after defeating last years winners Queens Hotel 8-7 in the final. After four extremely close frames the finalists were tied at 2-2 in the early stages, but Shane Honeyman defeated Scott Risbridger 2-0 to give Camps "1" a 4-2 lead.
Camps Bar "1" and The Queens Hotel booked their place in the 2014 Wick & District Summer Pool League final, after both sides recored 8-7 deciding frame victories over Retro "1" and Camps Bar "2" respectively. Both semi final matches ended in 7-7 draws, so a one frame shootout would decide this seasons finalists.
Beach Run - On Sunday 27th July NHH are holding a 10K run along Reiss and Keiss Beach. There will also be a short fun run through a series of flags will be about a mile for the younger athletes (although under 10 year olds should be accompanied by an adult).
Wick Academy 8 Orkney AFA.......0 Reporter Noel Donaldson THERE can be no more demoralising predicament for a football team that being a couple of goals down and trying to come to terms with the likelihood that the ball was going to hit the back of their net a few more times. That must have been what the Orkney players were dreading when they encountered an on-form, free-scoring Wick Academy side, on the crest of a wave having beaten the first two teams on their friendlies list, one of them Scottish Premier outfit Ross County, at that.
Camps Bar "1" recorded an impressive 7-3 victory over defending champions Queens Hotel on Monday night to qualify for the semi final stage and finish in second place in the league. Dave Mcgillivray and Mark Alexander were the star players for Camps "1", winning both their singles as well as an excellent 8-ball clearance for McGillivray.
Lybster team who beat Pentland United 5-3 in the Eain MacIntosh cup in Halkirk on Saturday 12th July 2014..
A bumper crowd is expected to attend Saturday's Inverness Highland Games following the announcement by the Games Committee that children aged 12 and under will be admitted free to the event as part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of Northern Meeting Park. The opening hour of this year's Gathering will be firmly focused on the younger members of the community with Toddlers Races and Junior Field Events entertaining the crowd before the Opening Ceremony commences at noon.
Queen's Baton Relay Route in Highland 9th - 12th July 2014 Wednesday 9th July Ullapool Ferry in at 9am Baton Bearing starts 0925 Route follows from pier, along Shore St and Mill St to Morefield. Visits Macphail Centre [AT] Ullapool High School Short welcome and photo opp at Pier.