The low cost inclusive High Life membership scheme for leisure facilities in Highland has received a growing amount of national attention over the last two years. Notably a Scottish Government working group has recognised the scheme as a significantly different operating model, which enables access to all regardless of income levels and one that could potentially be replicated by other Local Authorities and Leisure Trusts across Scotland.
The Glasgow 2014 team have announced the names of the 109 batonbearers who will take part when the Queens Baton Relay comes to the Highlands next month. On Friday 4 July 10 baton bearers will take the baton through Aviemore as it makes it's way to Perth.
- Dario Franchitti to drive Jim Clark's Lotus 25 - Adrian Newey to drive Ronnie Peterson's March 711. Three-times Indianapolis 500 winner and four-times IndyCar Champion Dario Franchitti, and Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey are the latest high-profile drivers confirmed to drive in the 50th Grand Prix commemorative parades taking place on all three days of this year's FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (04-06 July).
Staffordshire's Julie Brown will bid for a rare double when she tees up in the English senior women's stroke play championship at Knaresborough, Yorkshire, from June 17-19. Julie (Trentham, Image © Leaderboard Photography), won the English senior women's amateur at her first attempt in April.
'WILDCARDS' - A FILM BY FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS. The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has released a short film produced by an independent videographer which follows the progress of Lydden Hill's wildcard entries Tanner Foust, Andrew Jordan plus Monster Energy World RX Team's, Liam Doran.
The Mahindra Formula E team completed a successful shakedown of the team's new Formula E car on Wednesday, at a wet Donington Park circuit in the UK. Taking part in the first ever shakedown for the 10 Formula E teams, Mahindra Racing drivers Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok completed various system checks during the day's running.
One hundred fifty "specials" -- journalists and technicians of 35 nationalities -- will be assigned to the 12 cities where the national teams will be competing. They will report on the matches, the players, the training sessions, the press conferences and the fans' reactions.
The Highlands prepare to celebrate as Queens Baton Relay draws nearer With just a month to go until the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay arrives in the Highlands, communities across the area are busy preparing to mark this once in a lifetime occasion. The first Highland sighting of the Baton, which has travelled over 190,000kms around the globe, will be in Aviemore on Friday 4 June while it is en-route from Moray to Perth and Kinross.
Retro "1" remain undefeated in the 2014 Wick & District Summer Pool League after sealing a 7-3 win against the Francis Street Club on Monday Night. Bobby Gunn was the star player, winning all three of his games to help his Retro side climb up to second place in the table.
Francis St 1 v Keiss 2 CAFA 2nd division league match Keiss scorer - Jamie Howden (2).
Keiss 1 v Halkirk 0 highlights Played 28 May 2014.
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Keiss 2 v Wick Thistle 4 (20-5-2014) Keiss Scorers - Scott Cormack, Ben Mackay.
Ready to deliver the best Games ever. With just 50 days to go to the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland is ready to welcome the world to a safe, successful and spectacular Games next month, which will provide lasting legacy benefits that will be felt long after the final medal has been handed out.
Suzanne Carter's Camps Bar "1" side defeated the Francis Street Club 8-2 on Monday night to go top of the Wick & District Summer Pool League. Shane Honeyman's fantastic break & clearance in the opening frame got the Camps Bar team off to a perfect start, and they would win five of the next six frames to secure a well deserved three points.
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The Queens Hotel got their Wick & District Summer Pool League title defense off to a great start on Monday night thanks to an 8-2 away win against the Mountain Dew. Perry Campbell's side raced into a 6-0 lead to secure all three points in their opening match of the 2014 season.
Virgin Active And Leading Organisations Launch Active Inspiration Campaign To Tackle 'Black Hole' Of Youth Inactivity. Over a third (36%) of young people regularly go at least a week without undertaking moderate or strenuous physical activity, either in or out of school.
Convener calls for communities to join together to celebrate Commonwealth Queen’s Baton Relay as it travels through the Highlands. The Convener of The Highland Council, Councillor Jimmy Gray is calling for communities to join together and be part of the celebrations as the Commonwealth Queen’s Baton Relay journeys through the Highlands this summer.
BT Sport has announced that more than 19,000 pubs, clubs, betting shops, hotels and other commercial premises have now signed up to its sports service. In just nine months since the channels went on air for the first time last August independent research shows that BT Sport has captured 24 per cent of all pubs, including groups and independents, putting BT Sport neck and neck with Sky at 25 per cent.* BT has increased the commercial market for TV sports packages - based on the number of new customers who have not previously subscribed – by around 26 per cent.