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.
Halkirk Tug O' War team returned from the Stirling Games on Sunday 9th July as Scottish Champions in two weight categories. The 680kg title was retained and the 640kg title was added this year.
We've just discovered a cache of kayaking videos featuring the Caithness Kayak Club on Google Video. We think they are a great advertisment for the club and its many activities and have added them all to TV.Caithness.Org to help make them easier to find.
St Fergus bowling club in Wick ran their third successful triples bowls competition at the weekend. 64 triples - 192 bowlers played in the two day competition spread over Thurso, Rosebank and St Fergus bowling greens.
Cyclists throughout the Highlands can now pick up new advice on access for off-road cycling, which was launched this week by Rhona Brankin, deputy environment minister (see picture). The information was developed by Scottish Cycling and the Cycle Touring Club (CTC) Scotland with support from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
Halkirk Netball Team won the netball league for the West Side of the county. They beat Miller Academy 13 - 8 in the final game.
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.
18 June 06 Morven. Walk starts at Braemore heading along the track to Corrichoich.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.