Wick High pupils reach UK app final

31st May 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

Sixteen pupils from Wick High School have won through to the final of a UK technology competition. The Apps for Good Awards 2013 involves students designing an application - or app - for mobile phones, tablets or social media sites such as Facebook, with the idea of improving their own…

Youth club to take on running of Rosebank facility

24th May 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

The future of Wick’s Rosebank playing fields has been secured after an outside bid to take over the running of the popular amenity was accepted by leisure chiefs. Wick Youth Club will manage the attraction after High Life Highland (HLH) put its operation out to tender as part of a…

Irish soul band to headline B-fest

17th May 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

The Stars From The Commitments will headline this summer’s B-fest in Wick. The Irish soul band, which includes two members from the hit movie The Commitments, will top the annual one-day event at the town’s Riverside on Saturday, August 17. The 1991 film, adapted from the novel The Commitments by…

Assembly rooms connects to green heating scheme

10th May 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

A district heating scheme in Wick is being expanded to include the Assembly Rooms in Sinclair Terrace. And the system, which uses wood chip as fuel and is operated by Ignis Wick Ltd, could accommodate another 300 homes in the town, according to company director Craig Ibbetson. He said the…

First acts of B-fest line-up revealed

1st May 2013 from Caithness Courier

The organisers of Wick’s annual music festival have announced the first set of bands to play this year. B-fest will return to the banks of Wick Riverside for the fourth time as a one-day event on Saturday, August 17. The line-up will include Brown Bear & The Bandits, the winners…

Photographer opens new high street studio

1st May 2013 from Caithness Courier

A new shop opened in Wick at the weekend. Louise Bain Photography has taken over the lease of the premises in High Street formerly occupied by KG Events. Mrs Bain, who is 32 and lives in the town, started her business five years ago but worked from home. “It was…