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28/4/2007
Enter Mini Triathlon With Wick Triathlon Club - Sunday 6th May
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.  
15/4/2007
Swanson Triples WinnersThumbnail for article : Swanson Triples Winners
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..  
27/3/2007
Sutherland Raid - A New Mountain Bike ExperienceThumbnail for article : Sutherland Raid - A New Mountain Bike Experience
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.  
8/3/2007
National Campaign To Get Scottish Children On Their BikesThumbnail for article : National Campaign To Get Scottish Children On Their Bikes
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.  
Funding for Kayaking in Thurso
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.  
19/2/2007
UKAEA Donates New Training Equipment To Caithness UnitedThumbnail for article : UKAEA Donates New Training Equipment To Caithness United
UKAEA Dounreay, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has donated new training equipment to Caithness United.   Caithness United is a county based club which integrates the youth from the county.  
19/2/2007
Caithness County Pairs Winners PhotoThumbnail for article : Caithness County Pairs Winners Photo
We've received this photo of the Caithness County Bowling Pairs winners.   From Left: Archie Brown (FSC Bowling Committee), Ian Pickthall & Pearl Sutherland (runner ups) RBL Thurso and Ian Pollick and Callum Elder (winners) RBL Thurso with County Bowling Chairman Raymond Harper..  
11/2/2007
Thurso FC Win SWL Cup Final At Dudgeon Park, BroraThumbnail for article : Thurso FC Win SWL Cup Final At Dudgeon Park, Brora
Posted By Bill Fernie For Brian Mackay Thurso FC have won their first trophy since 2004 beating Golspie Sutherland 4-2 in The SWL cup Final at Dudgeon Park, Brora on Saturday 10 February 2007, thanks to a Jamie MacKenzie double, Mark Nichol and Gavin Bremner.   This is Thurso FC manager Ross Sutherland's first trophy since taking over as manager in 2005.  
5/2/2007
New Coach's Goal to Develop Skills of Young FootballersThumbnail for article : New Coach's Goal to Develop Skills of Young Footballers
In an innovative move to encourage the development of football skills amongst young people in the Highlands, Peter Budge from Caithness has been appointed Football Development Officer with The Highland Council, based at The Highland Football Academy.   Peter's main responsibility will be to drive forward the National Plan for Youth Football in Highland, Orkney and the Western Isles.  
A Boost To Coaching In CaithnessThumbnail for article : A Boost To Coaching In Caithness
For the third year running NUKEM at Dounreay, has not only supported but increased its contribution to the coaching grant of the Caithness Sports Council.   The cheque for £2,000 was presented to Caithness Sports Council Chairman Roger Saxon (right in picture) by NUKEMís Director of Operations & Commercial, Keith Collett.  
23/1/2007
£100 Snooker Open Competition
On Saturday 27th January 2007 there will be a £100 Snooker Open Competition.   To be played in the Royal British Legion, Thurso.  
Caithness Sports Council: Coach Development Course
The Caithness Sports Council is organising a 2 day generic coaching processes course.  The course is aimed at coaches (competition and recreational) involved in all sports who wish to develop their coaching skills.  
30/11/2006
Cutting Edge Barbers Snooker League Champion & Runner - upThumbnail for article :  Cutting Edge Barbers Snooker League Champion & Runner - up
Mark Mackay ( to the left ) Winner of the league.   With Big cup to keep for a year and trophy to keep for good.  
29/11/2006
Have A Night With Rangers Legend Willie Henderson
RANGERS legend Willie Henderson is coming to Caithness next weekend for a supporters' club function.   The former Ibrox winger, along with the high-profile Queen's Counsel Donald Findlay, will be appearing at a speakers' party night being held by Caithness Loyal Rangers Supporters in Mackay's Hotel, Wick, on Saturday, December 2.  
22/11/2006
Thurso Synthetic Pitch Re-opened After Refurbishment
A synthetic sports pitch in Thurso has been re-opened for play by The Highland Council's Education, Culture and Sport Service.   Naver Pitch, which was first opened in 1996 was refurbished in early October this year when the sand was completely replaced and lines were repaired or replaced as necessary.  
10/10/2006
First Phase Of The Dingwall To Invergordon Cycle Route Nearing Completion
The first phase of a new cycle route that will eventually link Dingwall, Evanton, Alness and Invergordon is currently underway.   A roadside path has been created along part of the Ballachraggan straight, which follows the B817 into Alness from the Struie Road (B9176), as well as signage and road marking measures that are currently being undertaken between Dingwall and Evanton.  
6/10/2006
Barclays Kit Boost For Lybster Junior Football TeamThumbnail for article : Barclays Kit Boost For Lybster Junior Football Team
Barclays has come to the aid of Lybster Junior Football Club by donating a complete set of coaching kit and equipment to its football team.   The award has been made as part of the £30m grassroots programme, Barclays Spaces for Sports.  
29/9/2006
Do You Want To Play In The Caithness County Snooker League This Winter?
Anyone wishing to play in the County Snooker Singles League please contact Peter Knowles on 01955 621710.   Entry fee will be based on how many entries are received.  
20/9/2006
Thurso GuidesThumbnail for article : Thurso Guides
The Thurso girl guides went abseiling as part of their "normal" activities on Sunday 17th September 2006 at Culfern in Strath Halladale, Sutherland.   All of the girls that turned up had at least two shots and seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves.  
20/9/2006
Equestrian PresentationThumbnail for article : Equestrian Presentation
A presentation took place recently in Flagstones Training Restaurant at the North Highland College for the latest group of National Certificate Equestrian open learning students.   These students have studied over the last two years with their tutor Mary Elder.