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18/11/2014
Police appeal for information following damage to property in Wick
Police are investigating an act of vandalism which took place between 1200 hours on Saturday 15 November and 1200 hours on Monday 17 November 2014 at Dunnet Avenue, Wick, whereby a glass window of a property was damaged.   Police would like to encourage anyone with any knowledge or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around the time to make contact.  
18/11/2014
Police in Thurso appeal for information following damage to work vehicle
Between 2300 hours on Saturday 15th of November and 0730 hours on Sunday 16th of November 2014 on Stainland Drive, Thurso adjacent to St Johns House, damage has been caused to the passenger side window of a parked Scotland & Southern Energy 4x4 works vehicle.   Police in Thurso are anxious for anyone with any information on this incident to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111..  
17/11/2014
Police in Caithness appeal for information following death of sheep near Lybster
Police in Caithness are investigating an incident that took place between Friday 14 November and Saturday 15 November 2014, whereby four sheep died and two were injured after being attacked on land at Reisgill, south of Lybster.   The attack appears to have been carried out by another animal, possibly dog/dogs.  
17/11/2014
Countdown to lower drink drive limitThumbnail for article : Countdown to lower drink drive limit
Campaign launched to highlight proposed change on 5 December 2015.   A high-profile public information campaign to ensure Scotland is ready for a new lower drink drive limit has been launched at the start of Road Safety week.  
16/11/2014
Fire - Thistle Park, Wick.
Police are investigating the cause of a vehicle on fire on Thistle Park in Wick.  Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to attend the fire around 0425 hours on Sunday 16th November 2014.  
14/11/2014
Police appeal for information regarding a report of a man behaving suspiciously in the Thurso area
Police in Thurso are conducting enquiries into a report of a person behaving suspiciously in the area of Miller Academy, Thurso, at about 13.20 hours on Friday 07 November 2014.   The man is described as tall and skinny build, about 20 years of age with black or brown hair with stubble on his face.  
14/11/2014
Thurso Scouts Local Christmas Post Delivery For 20pThumbnail for article : Thurso Scouts Local Christmas Post Delivery For 20p
2nd Thurso Scout Group know its good to "Be Prepared" so they are getting ready well in advance for Christmas! Some older readers may remember Scout Christmas Post as the Group ran this with great success in the past.  Thanks to the help of Thurso High School technician Alistair Crawford, they are ready to help their community once again.  
14/11/2014
Council reinforces commitment to tackle bullying behaviour in Highland schools
The Highland Council is to enhance its policy on anti-bullying in schools after members of the Education, Children and Adult Services Committee (12 November 2014) agreed to introduce a new ‘Positive Relationships and Bullying Prevention Policy, Guidance and Toolkit' to all Highland schools.   Chairman of the Council's Education, Children and Adult Services Committee Councillor Alasdair Christie said: "I commend this new policy and review on how we will address bullying behaviour in our schools.  
13/11/2014
Police in Thurso appeal for information following damage to property
Between 1555 and 1655 hours on Wednesday 12 November 2014 the window on a front door of a property in Henderson Street was smashed.   Police appeal to anybody who may have seen anyone behaving in a suspicious manner at the time or who have any information relating to the incident to make contact on 101 or using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  
12/11/2014
Police in Wick appeal for information following damage to property
Police in Wick are appealing for information regarding damage caused to the front door of an address on Murchison street, Wick between 0010 hours and 0120 hours on Saturday 1 November 2014.   Police are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about the incident and would encourage them to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.  
11/11/2014
Santa's Little Helpers At St Fergus Gallery, WickThumbnail for article : Santa's Little Helpers At St Fergus Gallery, Wick
St Fergus Gallery will have a Christmas Craft Market on Saturday 13th December.   To make the gallery as festive looking as possible for this event, children and adults are invited to come in anytime during the opening times to create pretty paper decorations.  
10/11/2014
Police in Thurso appeal for information following theft of mountain bike
At around 2310 hours on Tuesday 4 November 2014, a silver Townsend mountain bike was stolen from outside an address at Riverside Terrace, Thurso.   It is described as being old, with a buckled rear wheel and with "gripshift" gear shifters.  
7/11/2014
Thurso Heritage Society's Charity Calendar 2015Thumbnail for article : Thurso Heritage Society's Charity Calendar 2015
Limited stocks now available so don't miss out.   The ideal gift for Christmas, Thurso Heritage Society's Charity Calendar, and every penny raised goes back into the community.  
6/11/2014
Police in Thurso appeal for information following damage to vehicles
Between 2130hrs Saturday 1 November and 1130hrs Sunday 2 November 2014, a white car was damaged on Oldfield Terrace, Thurso whereby it had a wing mirror damaged.   Police are anxious to speak with anybody who may have seen any persons seen behaving in a suspicious manner at the time.  
6/11/2014
Police appeal for information following damage to vehicle in Thurso
Between 0400hrs and 1200hrs Sunday 2 November 2014, a white car was damaged on Mill Road, Thurso whereby it had a tyre punctured and the offside of the vehicle badly scratched.   Police are anxious to speak with anybody who may have seen any persons seen behaving in a suspicious manner at the relevant time.  
6/11/2014
World War One WickThumbnail for article : World War One Wick
An exhibition of memories and information about how World War One Affected people from the Wick area..  
5/11/2014
Joint fire and police investigation to take place after fire at a property in Thurso
Update 5 November 2014 29 year-old man reported following a fire at a flat in Thurso Following reports of a fire at a flat on Bayview Terrace, Thurso on Tuesday 04 November 2014, a 29 year-old man was taken to Caithness General Hospital where it was ascertained that he had suffered no long term injuries as a result of the incident.   As part of an ongoing investigation, officers can confirm that the 29 year-old man has subsequently been reported in connection with the incident.  
5/11/2014
IT'S HANDS UP FOR VOLUNTEER TRUSTEES
The National Body for Volunteering, Volunteer Scotland, is celebrating the diversity of volunteers during its 30th Anniversary Year by joining with Members of the Scottish Parliament to promote the value of volunteers during Trustees' Week in Scotland, which takes place 10th till the 16th November.   Trustees' Week is an annual event each November recognising the difference thousands of volunteer trustees make across Scotland.  
5/11/2014
Food Fair In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Food Fair In Caithness
A special event featuring an amazing selection of delicious baking, cheeses, pork, smoked products, fish, speciality cakes, breads, summer fruits, honey, eggs and similar, on display and available to purchase from high quality local suppliers.  .  
4/11/2014
New report shows encouraging signs for seabirds in ScotlandThumbnail for article : New report shows encouraging signs for seabirds in Scotland
After declines over the last two decades, seabird numbers show encouraging signs, according to new statistics by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).   There are, however, a number of birds which are still declining, including kittiwakes and Arctic skuas, whose Northern Isles' breeding strongholds have seen large declines over a number of years.