£500k to fund repair of historic buildings

25th January 2012 from Caithness Courier

GRANTS totalling almost £500,000 are to help bring derelict buildings in a historic part of Wick back to life. The Pulteneytown Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme is to hand out £486,530 to revitalise run-down areas at Harbour Quay and Telford Street. The scheme, which was first launched in 2007, is a…

£8.5m council offices plan gets final go-ahead

18th January 2012 from Caithness Courier

A NEW “one-stop shop” for council services in Wick’s town centre has been given the green light. Caithness ward manager David Sutherland told the Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council last week that new council offices have been granted planning permission. He said approval was given last month and the…