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29-Jul-15, 09:37
Caithness Courier headlines for July 29, 2015

A LORRY firm has stopped delivering fresh fish from Caithness to France until it can be confident its drivers can make the trip without being attacked. D Steven and son has suspended its runs to France after lorries from other Highland haulage firms were hijacked and cargoes worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, destroyed.

ENERGY minister Fergus Ewing will be visiting the MeyGen site in Caithness, today, as it reaches "a significant milestone" in its development. The last of four bore holes for the initial phase of the scheme has been completed while work is about to start on the construction of the onshore power conversion centre.

WEEDS are turning parts of Castletown into an eyesore according to a local resident. George Campbell, who has live in the village since the early 1970s, said the weeds were on pavements and roads and vegetation was overgrown in places.

A CAITHNESS football team's bid to win the Highland Amateur Cup got off to a sticky start when they were left stranded in their home town, more than 100 miles from where the final of the showpiece tourney was being staged. Wick Groats had booked a Stagecoach coach to take the players, officials and diehard fans to Inverness, for Saturday's final versus Avoch at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium . But they waited and waited outside the scheduled pick-up point outside the town's Waterfront nightclub with no sign of the transport. The party subsequently hired taxies to take them south. Groats won 3-1 in extra time.

POLICE Scotland is still set to close emergency call centres in Invernss and Aberdeen despite being urged to postpone closures until a review is carried out. A number of Highland politicians called for the delay following the deaths of John Yuill and Lamara Bell. The couple died after lying in their crashed car for three days following an accident on the M9 at Stirling on July 5.

THERE is nothing quite like it anywhere else in Britain" is how Wick Gala has been described as crowds of people turned out to enjoy the opening night. Saturday evening's traditional fancy-dress parade was overflowing with people keen to enjoy and support the opening event of the annual gala week.

SCRABSTER was hit by a Viking "invasion" as a squad of over 20 northern marauders took locals' money and drink...but it was all in a good cause. The Scalloway Fire Festival Squad arrived at the port for a unique challenge - they had just 40 minutes to raise as much money as possible, for charity, before boarding the ferry back to Orkney.

THE Halkirk Highland Games, which were held at Recreation Park, on Saturday afternoon, attracted over 2500 people and generated takings of £ll,500. The response from the public delighted organisers although the crowd and the gate were both down on last year when the respective totals were 2700 and £12,000.