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24-Apr-15, 15:14
John O' Groat Journal headlines for April 24, 2015

THE head of a local volunteer dog search team is furious at not being called out to a missing person search carried on only a few miles from his home. Dave Ashpool, who with his wife Val, runs the Caithness and Sutherland Search Team, says the incident is another example of Police Scotland not using his service and is putting his search team's future in doubt.

PLANS have been lodge to transform a former pottery shop in John O Groats into a new bistro which could bring a jobs boost to the area. Andrew and Teresa Wymer have submitted a proposal to Highland Council to establish the new restaurant which could seat up to 40 people..

A row broke out on the eve of a public local inquiry between the developers of the proposed new wind farm at Strathy and objectors over the scheme's impact on the environment. RSPB Scotland claims it could take almost 25 years to offset the carbon impacts of the construction of the 39-turbine venture being proposed by Scotland Southern Energy.

CAMPAIGNERS in Thurso are calling for Royal Mail to give the stamp of approval to installing a postbox near the town's busiest supermarket. An online petition has been lauched, asking Royal Mail to place the postbox at Tesco's store at Millbank. Tesco is under pressure to make public its plans for land it owns in Thurso, after proposals to build a new supermarket in the town were scrapped.

DEVELOPERS of the new campus which will become the home to secondary and primary school pupils in the south side of Wick have completed the first phase of steelwork on the multi million pound project. Contractors hub North Scotland say it is an important milestone in the 48.5 million project which will serve as the replacement to Wick High as well as accommodating pupils who currently go to Pulteneytown Academy and Wick South primaries.

TWELVE people from Kent plan to create a Guinness world record by undertaking a relay run from John O Groats to Lands End in less than six days. The team from Tunbridge Wells, also hopes to raise 50,000 to help fund research into a rare neurological disease which leads to dementia in children.

THE next generation of Scotland's renewable energy sector employees got a first glimpse of the future of the north's electricity transmission system as it starts to take shape on a site in central Caithness. Twenty science students from Heriot-Watt University's Orkney-based International Centre for Island Technology visited Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission's site at Spittal. Work has been under way, there, since the start of the year on a 6.5 hectare platform and surrounding landscaping and drainage.