Wee B gives music fans a taste of summer to come

25th May 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

Fans are set to get a taster of the Far North’s biggest music festival when several of its acts take to the stage at an intimate venue this weekend. Wee B is a brand new mini festival which will be held over two days involving several of the musicians and…

Seafest to hit the right note at harbour extravaganza

23rd May 2012 from Caithness Courier

Some of the county’s most promising music acts are to get their chance to shine in a brand new event staged as part of HarbourFest 2012. Seafest will kick off the maritime extravaganza which is due to take place over three days next month at Wick harbour. The music festival,…

School layout details revealed

16th May 2012 from Caithness Courier

Details on the layout of the new Wick High were revealed last week at a stakeholders’ meeting. The meeting on Thursday night focused on the new secondary section of the three to 18 campus. The consultation process is still ongoing into the amalgamation of the two primary schools south of…

HAPPY Hogmanay on the cards for Wick

11th May 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

Only a few hurdles remain before it’s official - it will be a HAPPY New Year. The return of Wick’s much-missed Hogmanay street party is “pretty much all certain” according to event co-ordinator Alan Farquhar. Mr Farquhar told the Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council on Monday night that after…

New venture gets harbour welcome

4th May 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

A new watersports and chandlery centre has opened at Wick harbour to capitalise on the increasing number of visitors to the local marina. The venture, which has been started by local man Hugh Mackay, is believed to be the most northerly facility of its kind on the UK mainland. MUT…