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06-Mar-15, 14:17
John O' Groat headlines for March 6, 2015

CAITHNESS is set to enjoy investment and new jobs from a renewable energy c ompany basing its Scottish operation at the business and technology park in Forss.. The Abbey Group Cambridgeshire Ltd, announced yesterday that it is the new owner of the park which has been in administration for nearly three years following the failure of New Park Highland.

TWO artists have been chosen to create a new piece of permanent public artwork to welcome visitors to the end of the road at John O' Groats. Award-winning artists Dalziel Scullion made up of Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion have been commissioned to create their "Nomadic Boulders" sculpture which takes inspiration from the strength of the Pentland Firth and its ability to roll huge stones around.

A FUEL discount scheme being introduced in a rural area of Caithness should be automatically transferred to the nearest area where motorists can benefit. So says Halkirk Community Council representative, Billy Manson, after hearing the KW12 postcode will be among those in the north and west Highlands where five pence would come off every litre sold from May 31. The rub for drivers in and around Halkirk is that the village does not have any filling stations since the pumps at J & G Sutherland were switched off 16 months ago.

A SENIOR health official this week described as "a bit frustrating" the time it is taking to carrry out a major review of health services in Caithness. Gill McVicar, NHS Highland's direcor of operations for the north and west unit, made the comment when giving an update on the redesign programme.

THE rail operator in line to take over services in Scotland was blasted by a Highland MSP for not turning up at a public meeting to discuss what plans it has to improve services on the far north line. Rhoda Grant said Abellio should have been present at the Points North: North Highland Line Seminar which gave members of the public the opportunity to put their concerns across to rail chiefs.

THE Scottish Conservatives would hand north police more powers but would stop short of giving the local commander the right to reject the national armed policing policy. Specialist officers across Scotland are now carrying handguns to attend incidents "where there is deemed to be a threat to life". But some politicians and members of the public want the guns to be locked in patrol cars, removed only when necessary.

DESPITE the excitement of being one game away from their first major cup final, Gordon Connelly is determined Wick Academy continue their chase on the top two in the Highland League with victory at Buckie Thistle. Last week, Academy reached the semi-final of the Highland League Cup for the first time with a 1-0 victory over Clachnacudddin at Harmsworth Park. However, manager Connelly is impressing on his troops the need to focus on the three league games they have, before the cup tie, with tomorrow's match followed by a midweek visit from leaders Brora Rangers followed by a trip to Fort William.