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.
From Ropbert Lockwood On Sunday, Thurso Bowling Club won the prestigious Northern Counties Bowling Association's Top Ten competition. The top players from clubs around the north have been playing over the last few months in the hope of qualifying to reach the final.
The Caithness Sports Council is organising an 8 hour First Aid course. The course is being run by Highland Leisure Training from Inverness.
Here are the participants and winners of the Wick Triathlon held on Sunday 6 August 2006. The results of the 10th annual Sprint Triathlon - attracted 42 individuals and 5 teams.
The annual Wick Gala Open Golf Competition attracted a good entry this year with 75 men and 12 ladies playing. The weather was good and set off the excellent condition of Wick golf course.
Wick Academy managed to hold on to a 1 - 0 lead at the friendly against an Orkney select side on Saturday 22 July 2006 at Harmsworth Park, Wick..
In a scene reminiscent of the world Cup the junior five-aside competition ran to a nail biting finish. At the end of the final between South School and Keiss & Canisbay the score stood at 3 - 3.
Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky is delighted to once again support the famous Mey Games which will take place on 5 August at the Castle of Mey - a mere 20 miles from the distillery and Old Pulteney Visitor Centre in Wick. During the Games, Old Pulteney will be providing whisky prizes for several key events and supplying some of its delicious 21 year old single malt for guests to enjoy in the VIP tent.
The UKAEA, supported by AMEC and CH2MHILL, on behalf of NDA have recently made a donation to the Thurso Acks Football Club to assist them with expenses during the football season. Players from the Thurso Acks are pictured here before a recent match receiving their sponsorship from Gemma Macdonald, UKAEA.
The five-a-side football competition was run out at Bettyhill was won by the boys in the photo who made it all the way to the top. Back row left to right are Stephen Mackay, Dean Munro, Alan Swaile Front row Lewis Appleton (Goal keeeper) and Matthew Mackay (brother of Stephen) They get to keep the trophy for the year, (they have to get in engraved) and they each got a medal and a pass to north coast leisure for a free visit.
Surfs up this summer in Caithness with an O'Neill sponsored event run by Thurso Surf School. The event is scheduled to take place throughout July and August and will be operating 7 days a week subject to favourable swell conditions.