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.
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 NUKEM’s 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.