The future of Highland Council owned Community Leisure and Sports Facilities in Caithness is under review. The Highland Council is providing the opportunity for discussion of the outline proposals.
The recent club championship final at Lybster Golf Club was played in weather conditions which made golf extremely difficult. In spite of the driving wind and rain, the hardy spectators who braved the elements were treated to some fine golf.
The Dorothy Budge Memorial Bowling Competition was played on Sat 21st July at the Rosebank Bowling green. Dorothy was a keen bowler and member of the Rosebank Bowling Club.
Competitors in the Seniors Open at Lybster Golf Club on Wednesday were subjected to blustery conditions, which made scoring difficult in the Stableford-format competition. The winner was John Munro from the host club, with a very respectable 36 points.
Next weekend sees one of Britain's most exciting cycling events take place around the Perthshire highlands and lochs. The Etape Caledonia on 24 June, is Britain's only mass participation sportive ride to take place on entirely closed roads.
17-June-07 John O’Groats to Castle Geo The Walk commences at John O’Groats harbour following thecoastline round to Buchollie Castle.13 kms approximately 15-July-07 Sandside to Melvich Start at Sandside Bay and walk westward for 12 kms approximately along a beautiful stretch of coastline to Melvich. The bird life is abundant and the wild flowers will be in full bloom.
The Tulloch Inverness Highland Games Committee has announced details of a special women-only Highland Games coaching clinic as entries open for the first women's championship at July's event. Current Highland Games World Champion Ryan Vierra is coming from the USA to host the clinic with the assistance of Scottish Athletic Federation's Highland regional throwing coach Tracy Tamijmarane at Northern Meeting Park on the evening of Monday 18 June.
The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) have made a joint call for tighter measures to prevent a deadly salmon parasite entering Scottish waters. The two organisations hope that their unprecedented combined effort will lead to the introduction of a high profile campaign at ports and airports to raise awareness of the threat from the Gyrodactylus salaris (Gs) parasite.
The McBeath's Jeweller's County Snooker Doubles got under way a week Saturday past, James and Victor Risbridger looking to regain the title they won last March in the Viewfirth. This year's championship was played in the Royal British Legion with 7 pairings to battle it out.
Following a grant from the Awards For All Scotland programme, the Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club has taken delivery of 3 sea kayaks, 3 river kayaks and a double kayak. The equipment was handed over to the Club by Tom Jackson, the Chairman of the Caithness Sports Council and a Director of Coaching Highland.
The weekend of 25 – 28 May 2007 will see around 250 sea kayakers from around the UK, America; Holland; Jersey; Ireland and France heading to the Isle of Skye to attend the 8th Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium. The Symposium will be based at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic College on the Sleat peninsula.
Grace Mackay, from Mount Pleasant School in Thurso, is proudly showing off the gold medal, which she won in the 100m race, when she took part in the Highland Disability Sport Junior Athletic Championships at Queens Park Athletic Stadium in Inverness on Wednesday 9th May 2007. The Championships involved children from all over the Highlands, who had a brilliant day, despite the weather.
The McBeath’s Jeweller’s County Snooker Singles got under way on Saturday, Mark Mackay looking to regain the title he won last March in the Viewfirth against James Risbridger. This year’s championship was played in the Royal British Legion and the Thurso Club.
The 2007 season kicked of on Sunday the 22nd April at the Borgie Motocross track to the west of Bettyhill. A very good turnout of new & old members turned up to race at the well-prepared venue and they all produced some very exciting racing throughout all the classes.
As The Cutting Edge Barbers Snooker League comes to a close. Mark Mackay regained his title managing to fend off Derek Johnston more than by a single point this season.
May Mini Traithlon 2007 which is being run by the Wick Triathlon Club. The event is being held on Sunday 6th May, and forms are available from Wick and Thurso Swimming Pools.
The Swanson triples competition held recently in the RBL Thurso was won by the Town & County club, in front row, from left, Robert Tait, Andrew Manson and John Gunn. And runners up the Francis Street club, back row, from left, Raymond Harper, Sadie Farmer and Robert Banks..
Held over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the Sutherland Raid is a new mountain bike experience comprising of a combination of team and individual events, based around the new world class £0.5 million Highland Wildcat Trails facility at Golspie, in the Scottish Highlands. Highland Wildcat is tipped as one of the most exciting and dynamic trail facilities on the Scottish MTB circuit, with the longest single track climb & descent in UK.
Today (8 March 2007) Cycling Scotland launches a national campaign urging parents to swap the school run for the school cycle and encourage their children to cycle to school. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of cycle training offered in the majority of primary schools across Scotland and ultimately to increase the number of children cycling to school every day.
The Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club has been awarded £5680 grant from the Awards For All Scotland programme which is supported by the Scottish Arts Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund. This award will assist in the purchase of 3 sea kayaks, 3 river kayaks and a double kayak.