Fury as Wick road repairs shelved

29th February 2012 from Caithness Courier

A decison to scrap planned repair work to one of Wick’s busiest roads has been met with fury.  One councillor branded the move completely unacceptable. Scotland TranServ proposed to resurface South Road this summer but the work will not go ahead amid claims it has run out of money. The…

Recycling roadshow rolls into town

24th February 2012 from John O Groat Journal

SHOPPERS in Caithness will be given advice on recycling when a Scottish Government roadshow rolls into the county. The Lidl stores in Wick (March 9) and Thurso (March 10), and the Thurso town-centre Co-op on March 18, will play host to the event aimed at reminding the public of the…

Delight as Wick schools plan gets green light

22nd February 2012 from Caithness Courier

PLANS to make Wick the “leading light” of the Highlands are back on track after getting the go-ahead from the Scottish Government. A month-long investigation by ministers into the consultation process for two new primary schools ended yesterday, and local councillor and chairman of the local authority’s education, culture and…

New dawn in sight for Wick council offices

15th February 2012 from Caithness Courier

A NEW dawn is on the horizon for the Highland Council in Wick. With two new primaries and a high school on the way, as well as ongoing town centre regeneration, the local authority is at the heart of the bid to bring the town into the 21st century. Local…

Fresh bid to revive Wick street party

8th February 2012 from Caithness Courier

Bringing back the bells to the people of Wick is the mission of a local man who is determinded to re-establish one of the town’s most popular annual events. For the first time in 10 years, Wick saw in the New Year with a whimper as the Hogmanay street party…

New traders upbeat about future

3rd February 2012 from John O Groat Journal

NEW traders in Wick town centre are generally feeling optimistic about the future following 18 months of activity. Over the past year-and-a-half several new shops have set up in the town and, along with existing traders, have been spurred on with help from the Caithness Chamber of Commerce. However, uncertainties…