Queen Abigail to reign at Wick HarbourFest

30th March 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

After interviewing nine local girls for the honour of becoming the Wick Diamond Jubilee HarbourFest queen, organisers have announced 15-year-old Abigail Jolly, Wick, has been chosen for the role. Her two ladies-in-waiting will be fellow Wick High pupils Jenny Brass and Katie Mackinnon both 15 from Watten. Councillor Gail Ross,…

Wee B mini music festival will be staged in Wick

29th March 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

Far North music lovers have an early chance to get in the festival spirit this year. B-fest founder and owner of the Blackstairs Lounge Bar Ryan Cook is putting on a two-day event in May at the Wick pub. Wee B will be spread across the bar and beer garden,…

Sadness as High Street discount store shuts up shop for the last time

14th March 2012 from Caithness Courier

Caithness Courier A discount store in Wick is to close its doors with the loss of three jobs. The 99p shop - trading under S.L. Retail Ltd - was due to shut either yesterday or today after three-and-a-half years of trading in the town. Store manager Ann Marks explained that…

Repairs needed to Wick Town Hall tower

13th March 2012 from John O Groat Journal website

Pedestrians have been railed off from a pavement in Wick town centre amid fears that masonry could fall on them. Locals have been asked to use the pavement on the opposite side of the road from the town hall in Bridge Street after loose stonework was found on the tower.…

Wick HarbourFest stall pitches are ready to book

9th March 2012 from John O Groat Journal

COMMUNITY groups, charities and local organisations are being given their chance to make the most of an event to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. Applications are now being accepted for stall pitches at the Wick Diamond Jubilee HarbourFest on Saturday, June 16. The committee is keen to…

Proclaimers walk 500 miles north

8th March 2012 from Press and Journal

The Proclaimers have been booked to play at an outdoor festival in wick in August. The appearance of the high-profile Scots duo is a major coup for organisers of one fo the recent additions to the Highland festival circuit. Twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid will headline the third BFest…

£100k available to help improve Wick

6th March 2012 from John O Groat Journal

OVER £100,000 has been allocated by the Highland Council to help improve deprived areas in Wick. The authority is inviting applications to its deprived area fund from community and third-sector organisations in Pulteneytown, Hillhead and Wick South. The scheme aims to assist disadvantaged communities to develop and implement activities that…