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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday 27th January 2007 there will be a £100 Snooker Open Competition. To be played in the Royal British Legion, Thurso.
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.
Mark Mackay ( to the left ) Winner of the league. With Big cup to keep for a year and trophy to keep for good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TYC, Pentlands and Swifts got together to make a Thurso team so Thurso played Wick last week and won 3 of the 5 age groups! ( 7s, 9s and 15s) .
Some of the senior members of Caithness Tora-Kai karate club recently attended the International Traditional Karate Federation summer course at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. This annual event has been attended by Caithness exponents for the past 20 years.
The new Spey Valley Golf Course at Aviemore, owned by Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, is to host the fourth Highland Junior Golf Championship on Thursday 12 October. Entry is open to 60 juniors who are 18 or under on 1 January 2006.
Sports facilities in Caithness are at last seeing a few strides forward as Highland Council's moves to improve matters finally begins to take shape just a the same time as community groups and a private benefactor have offered a large sum to a group in Halkirk. The new all-weather pitch at Wick High school is completed and Mr Graham Nichols the Area Education, Culture & Sport Manager - Caithness will outline to the Wick High school board next week how the facilties can be used by the school and local community sports groups.
Three local northern Scottish mountaineers have just returned home following a successful ascent of Mount Elbrus on 23rd August 2006. The Scottish contingent of the climbing team consisted of Bob Kerr (28) from Melvich, Graham McFadyen (47) from Kinlochbervie and John Cuthbert (58) from Castletown.