Christmas tree arrives in Wick just in time!

23rd November 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

Heave ho-ho-ho was the shout when Santa made an impromptu appearance in Wick to help set up the town’s Christmas tree. Santa and the dedicated local council gardening team braved the chilly weather around midday on Wednesday to welcome the tree to Market Place from the saviour of the Christmas…

Objections fail to stop pub under care home plan

9th November 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

Wick town centre is to get a new pub under a care home despite objections from NHS Highland and a local resident. Highland Licensing Board granted an alcohol licence to the Cellar Bar on Bridge Street on Tuesday. The hostelry is being reopened by Thurso-based estate agent owner Yvonne Fitzgerald…

Xmas tree news is festive joy for Wick

7th November 2012 from Caithness Courier

Christmas is looking bright once again as the Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council vows to work with local shopkeepers in keeping the festive spirit alive after complications threatened to put a dampener on the centre-piece of the yuletide celebrations. A month ago it seemed that the town would be…