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29/10/2014
Police in Caithness appeal for information following deliberate damage to trees
Police in Caithness are appealing for information in relation to a number of Sitka spruce trees that were cut down within a private dwelling in the Brough area.  A Sitka spruce is evergreen and is similar to a Christmas tree.  
29/10/2014
Police appeal for information following damage to a bus shelter in Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for information regarding damage to a bus shelter on St Fergus Road, Wick, beteen 0500 hours and 0630 hours of Sunday 26 October 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/.  
29/10/2014
"MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS" EVENTSThumbnail for article : "MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS" EVENTS
The story of a medieval Moray abbey, Macphersons in World War I, and the things which people took with them when they left the Highlands are all themes of "My heart's in the Highlands" events in the Highland and Moray Council areas over the next few weeks.   Kinloss Abbey, the Clan Macpherson Museum in Newtonmore, Grantown Museum, Strathnaver Museum in Bettyhill, and libraries in Dingwall, Fort William and Wick are all venues for events focusing on Highland history and culture as part of Homecoming 2014.  
27/10/2014
Missing person - Liam Sinclair, Occumster, Caithness
UPDATE - 2.10pm Missing person Liam Sinclair traced safe and well Police Scotland can confirm that missing person Liam Sinclair, from Caithness, has been traced safe and well.   Police would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance with this matter.  
27/10/2014
Police in Thurso appeal for information after reported theft of peat
On Saturday 26 of October 2014, bags of peat were reported stolen from a property on Ormlie road, Thurso.   Any persons with information relating to this incident are requested to contact Thurso Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 .  
27/10/2014
Lower drink drive limit
New legislation introduced to cut Scotland's drink drive alcohol limit.   Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has introduced an order in Parliament which will mean that, subject to approval, a reduced drink-drive limit will come into effect on December 5, 2014, in time for the festive period.  
25/10/2014
Fireworks Incident Traill Street Thurso
On Friday 24th October 2014 at approximately 2310 Hrs, damage was caused to a property on Traill Street Thurso.   This damage appeared to have been caused as a result of a firework being set off nearby and then entering the property.  
24/10/2014
Abandoned flares - Wick
Between Thursday 16 and Friday 17 October 2014, a number of flares and smoke markers were discarded outside Wick Coast Guard Office, in full view of passing members of the public, including children.  If activated in a public place, these items could potentially cause serious injury and damage to property.  
24/10/2014
Clock change increases deer risk on roadsThumbnail for article : Clock change increases deer risk on roads
As the clocks turn back this weekend, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists that the risk of collisions between deer and vehicles increase in certain parts of Scotland.   Car accidents involving deer peak at this time of year.  
24/10/2014
Completely Cancelled Due to floods - Bumper crowds expected for Inverness Halloween spectacularThumbnail for article : Completely Cancelled Due to floods - Bumper crowds expected for Inverness Halloween spectacular
UPDATE 28 October 2014 Due to more rain and flooding the even is completely cancelled on both dates.   UPDATE 27 October 2014 - 3.15pm Earlier today we closed access to Ness Islands in Inverness due to the rising water levels.  
22/10/2014
Police appeal for information following break-in at the Blackstairs Fish Shop, Wick
At around 2045 hours on Tuesday 21 October 2014, the Blackstairs fish shop in Wick was broken in to and items removed.   Police Scotland are keen to speak with anyone with any information about this incident, in particular anyone who saw two males described as follows: The first male is described as being tall and slim, wearing a grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms.  
20/10/2014
UPDATE - Body Found - - Police increasingly anxious to trace missing person Mark BurgessThumbnail for article : UPDATE - Body Found - - Police increasingly anxious to trace missing person Mark Burgess
Updated 21 October 2014 Body found in the Alness area identified as missing Wakefield man Mark Burgess Police Scotland can confirm that a body recovered from the Alness area on Monday 20 October 2014 at around 1800 hours has been identified as that of Mark Burgess (58) who had previously been reported missing from the Wakefield area.   Next of kin have been informed and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.  
20/10/2014
Bumper Cheque For Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : Bumper Cheque For Caithness Heart Support Group
BIG CHEQUE and a sizeable amount to match...that's the sum total of a charity cycling challenge undertaken by Wick riders Arthur Robertson (left) and Willie Macdonald, recently.   The enterprising pair clocked up some 78 miles circling the county in demanding weather conditions, to raise a impressive £2,500 for Caithness Heart Support Group.  
20/10/2014
Calling all further education students... win an iPad!Thumbnail for article : Calling all further education students... win an iPad!
As part of a student safety campaign, Police Scotland organised a short questionnaire for further education students, so, if that's you - we'd like your help.   Student life is all about learning, having good fun and building new relationships - but it's also important to stay safe.  
18/10/2014
Attempted Robbery THURSO
Police Scotland are investigating an Attempted Robbery at the Fish and Chip Shop on Provost Sinclair Road in Thurso.   The incident occurred about 1615 hours today, Friday 17th October 2014.  
16/10/2014
Police appeal for information following damage to a car in Wick
Between 1800 hours on Saturday 4 October and 1330 on Sunday 5 October 2014, a car was deliberately damaged whilst parked at an address on Murray Avenue, Wick, Caithness.   Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact Wick Police on 101.  
16/10/2014
Youngest Newt surveyor presents his work at Edinburgh Herpetological SymposiumThumbnail for article : Youngest Newt surveyor presents his work at Edinburgh Herpetological Symposium
Young Highlander Callum Ullman-Smith, a pupil Auchtertyre Primary School, is only 12 years old and has been surveying for Palmate Newts (Lissotriton helveticus), Slow Worms and other amphibians and reptiles since he was seven years old.   Recently Callum's time has been taken up with surveying a set of nine rock pools on the shore near Reraig, on Loch Alsh near the Isle of Skye, every month he can, for the past three years.  
15/10/2014
Police appeal for information following damage to a Bank ATM in Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for information regarding damage caused to the screen of an ATM machine at the Clydesdale Bank in Thurso.  This damage occurred between 1700 hours Friday 10 October and 1220 hours on Sunday 12 October 2014.  
15/10/2014
Police appeal for information following reported theft of motorcycle - Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for information in relation to the reported theft of a black and yellow coloured motorcycle from an address at Bremner's Walk, Wick, Caithness between 1700 hours on Saturday 11 October and 2100 hours Monday 13 October 2014 Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is advised to contact Wick Police on 101.   Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555111 .  
7/10/2014
Councillor Praises Highland Residents For Recycling Figures Thumbnail for article : Councillor Praises Highland Residents For Recycling Figures
The Highland Council recycling rate has reached 45% pushing it up to number 11 in the rankings of the 32 Scottish Local Authorities according to new figures released by SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) for 2013.   Councillor Graham MacKenzie, Chair of the Council's Community Services Committee, said: "These latest figures are great news and testament to the commitment of Highland residents to recycling.