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First Scotrail Reintroduces Cycle Vans For Inverness Wick Route
Cyclists wishing to travel by train between Inverness and Wick this summer will be able to do so even more easily - thanks to two dedicated cycle vans which will carry their bikes by road.   First ScotRail is reintroducing the vans from Sunday 11 June 2006.  
Caithness Waybaggers 2006 - 2007 ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Caithness Waybaggers 2006 - 2007 Programme
18 June 06 Morven.   Walk starts at Braemore heading along the track to Corrichoich.  
Open Golf Competitions in Caithness 2006
If you are visiting Caithness and would like to play in a local competition there are plenty to choose from in 2006 and you will be made most welcome at any of the four courses.   If you cannot make the open competitions but want to play the courses are all available to play on.  
Caithness Moto Cross Club New Season Starts Sunday 18 JuneThumbnail for article : Caithness Moto Cross Club New Season Starts Sunday 18 June
Just a taster of what is ahead this summer for the Caithness Moto X Club.   The first event is on Sunday the 18th June at the Gala Track, Scrabster Farm by Thurso.  
1970 North School Winners CupThumbnail for article : 1970 North School Winners Cup
This photo was originally sent in by Rory Coghill but he was missing a few names.   We've had an e-mail in from Willie Harper who has filled in the blanks...  
Lybster Under 15's Go international With Go America Inc!Thumbnail for article : Lybster Under 15's  Go international With Go America Inc!
The strips were donated by a former Lybster man, Charlie Orbell, now living and working in the oil industry with Go America Inc.  in Houston Texas.  
Lybster Under 7s Get New StripsThumbnail for article : Lybster Under 7s Get New Strips
The strips were donated by local businessman Donald Gow of Lochshell Engineering and were handed over by his son Ryan on behalf of the company to the Under 7's coach Andrew Falconer.   In the photo are a number of the under 7's squad who went on to play Halkirk under 7's.  
Launch of Scotland's Biggest Highland Games
The ever-popular City of Inverness Highland Games at the Bught Park Arena promises to be the biggest staged in Scotland this year.  Iverness has the honour of becoming the first Highland Games in Scotland to host the Masters World Championships (MWC), the official World Championships for heavies aged over 40.  
Thurso FC Sports Dinner Weigh Inn Motel 13th May
Due to Wick Academy being rescheduled to play their last match of the season away to Fort William on the day of the Thurso FC Sports Dinner the Academy can no longer take their 10 places at the event.   Anyone interested in buying a place or places may contact Thurso FC or Wick Academy for information.  
Canoe And Kayak Safety Training CourseThumbnail for article : Canoe And Kayak Safety Training Course
Kayakers from the Pentland Canoe and Caithness Kayak Clubs attended a one day training course for the Scottish Canoe Association Canoeing Safety Test in Wick.  The award is a pre-requisite for those wishing to become a kayak coach.  
Return To Offender - Address Known!Thumbnail for article : Return To Offender - Address Known!
A surfer inspired new anti-beach litter campaign launched at the O'Neill Highland Open WQS Surf Contest.   Return To Offender is a radical new Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) anti-beach litter campaign, supported by O'Neill.  
Caithness County Snooker Results - Last Ever In Viewfirth
It was for the very last time that the County Snooker Championships was held in the Viewfirth this year.21 competitors put their reputations on the line.   First round results went according to the book.  
Surf World Qualifying Round Comes To Thurso
O'Neill Europe adds The Highland Open to the 2006 WQS Calendar O'Neill Europe and the Association of Surfing Professionals, Europe will be taking the World Qualifying Series (WQS) on the high road to Scotland this coming April for the 5-star O'Neill Highland Open.  Between the 25th April - 2nd May 2006, 168 of the world's most up and coming surfers will make WQS history as they march towards mainland Scotland's northernmost coast to compete in this landmark event.  
Swanson Triples Bowls Competition 2006Thumbnail for article : Swanson Triples Bowls Competition 2006
The Swanson triples bowls competition held recently in the RBL Thurso, was won by the Wick indoor bowling club, in front row.  from left, Bunty Cormack, Derry Cormack and Sandra Grant.  
Dounreay Apprentices On the Ball For South School, WickThumbnail for article : Dounreay Apprentices On the Ball For South School, Wick
Apprentices at Dounreay turned their skills to making football equipment when they learned that a primary school in Wick didn't have a proper set of goalposts on its pitch.   They turned out a new set of goals using fabrication equipment in their workshop and then installed them at Wick's South School.  
Caithness Classic Motorcycle Club 2006 Rally
Sunday 14th May is the date for this year's Caithness Classic Motorcycle Club Rally.   Meeting in Lybster at 10am for an 11am start to an approximately 80 mile ride stopping at Wick Market Square (12pm) and Thurso Town Hall (2pm).  
Surf School Open For The 2006 SeasonThumbnail for article : Surf School Open For The 2006 Season
The Thurso Surf School has opened for the new season.   They run from April to October.  
Halkirk Boys Take National TitleThumbnail for article : Halkirk Boys Take National Title
A team from Halkirk YFC won the Scottish Association of Young Farmer's National 5-aside football competition on Sunday 26th February at the National Competitions Weekend in Oban.   A total of 15 teams took part.  
Coaching SuccessThumbnail for article : Coaching Success
Three kayakers from the Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club have successfully passed their Scottish Canoe Association Coach Level 2 Award.   Simon Copsey, Andy Ford and Martyn Sutherland were assessed by one of Scotland's leading kayak coaches, Jas Hepburn from Speyside.  
Wick High Makes It To Semi Finals Of Under 15s Scottish ShieldThumbnail for article : Wick High Makes It To Semi Finals Of Under 15s Scottish Shield
Wick High beat Braeview Dundee in the under 15s Quarter finals of the Bank of Scotland Scottish shield football competition in a home game on Friday 24 March 2006.   Wick High have had to travel long distances to other games and put in a magnificent game on their home turf.