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.
Keiss 1 v Halkirk 0 highlights Played 28 May 2014.
Francis St 1 v Keiss 2 CAFA 2nd division league match Keiss scorer - Jamie Howden (2).
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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.
Coming Soon........ Local Grom sessions aimed at Beginner and Improver surfers at discounted rate.
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.
Experienced local rally driver who has been involvedi n many competition over the years is looking for co-driver. Bill's usual partner is unable to compete in coming competitions.
The annual rally set of for its 80 miles run in 2014. .
Thurso Yoga classes have moved to the youth club on Thursday evenings. They are still 6.30- 7.30pm at Thurso youth club.
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association (SLGA) supporting Barnardo’s Scotland. Annual charity golfing competition.
Wick Academy..........6..........Strathspey Thistle........1 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE Scorries flew high in their seasonal swan song, serving the brand of football that has all to often been absent during the current match card. While Wick were doubtless keen to demonstrate that they are a cut above a 1-1 draw against lowly Fort William, last week, the home team got an early scare when Thistle marked their card by opening the scoring in just six minutes, John Ross netting.
The Blackstairs Lounge hosted a great weekend of 8 ball pool as fourteen teams battled it out for the fourth annual Bfest Pairs Championships. Teams were drawn into two groups of seven, where two teams from each group would qualify for the semi final stage the next day.
Wick Academy 3...........Rothes 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson ROTHES must have felt cheated out of a share of the spoils as Alan Farquhar stole all three points for Academy with an excellent header seconds from the final whistle. The decider saw the home side return to winning ways a after a frustrating series of games and they appeared at times, more like the team that wowed their fans in the earlier part of the season.