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20-Nov-15, 10:34
John O' Groat Journal headlines for November 20

A CAITHNESS firm is to recruit five extra staff after winning contracts worth over 500,000. Reids of Caithness will take on three staff immediately and two others at the beginning of next year after securing the contracts from travel and leisure companies.

WHAT good causes do you want your money to be spent on in Caithness? The decision is yours. For the first time, members of the public will be able to decide how funding from Highland Council put aside, to help good causes in Caithness, will be distributed.

THE number of people taking legal highs in Caithness is on the rise, according to health chiefs who are attempting to tackle the problem. Local NHS Highland teams have reported an increase in the use of new psychoactive substances, fueling concern over the issue.

COMMUNITY councillors in Castletown are seeing red over a postbox which has been installed at the new village post office. They are unhappy, because they claim it is in the wrong place and not where they wanted it.

THE future used of the Wick library building should not be affected by a restrictive condition on its title deed, according to Highland Council. The local authority owns the historic building after it was bequeathed to the town by Scottish steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie.

A CHILDREN'S author is moving to Caithness in search of peace and inspiration as she starts her second series of children's books. Elspeth Hall, a deaf, autistic mother of one, earlier this year defied expectations by landing a publishing contract for her first children's book -The Adventures of Pus-Puss.

A THURSO dental practice has won a top national award for the second year in a row. The Bridgend Dental Centre business manager, Shona Grant, took the trophy as the most invaluable dental team member of any dental practice in Scotland.

IF Wick Academy win the North of Scotland Cup will will be because of the hard work and dedication of everyone who has been involved in the club since it joined the Highland League in 1994. So said manager Gordon Connelly as he prepares to lead his team into the final against Nairn County at Dudgeon Park, in Brora, tomorrow. If they do it, the players and management will forever be remembered as the first team from Caithness to lift silverware at senior level.