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25-Nov-15, 10:36
Caithness Courier headlines for November 25, 2015

PARENTS in the far north have reacted angnrily to a move to cut the school day in half, on Friday as Highland Council looks to shorten class time at the end of the week to save money. As part of a proposal being mooted by Highland Council's Independent-led administration, all council buildings would close on Fridays with the school day finishing at lunchtime.

LITTLE Kayden Gordon has landed the perfect early Christmas present with arrangements now set for him to go to the US for an operation that could help him walk. The operation has been booked for the end of January after his family's appeal to raise 80,000 was reached. The announcement was made on Friday afternoon, following the award of 10,000 from the MFR Cash for Kids.

SOME Highland councillors appear to be confused as to whether or not they are forking out for lunches they have, when attending meetings at the council headquarters in Invernss. The 80 members of the local authority pledged to pick up the tab for meals from April this year.

PROPOSALS have been drawn up by Highland Council's administration could save around 8 million and become effective next year. Council sources say 3.9 million would be saved by closing all council buildings earlier in the week, reducing cleaning, heating and other costs.

THE total number of secondary school pupils in Caithness and north Sutherland has fallen by more than 100 in the last five years. However, the number in primary school classes is at its highest since 2011.

A CHARITY which supports people who have lost a child to cot death has been overwhelmed with a donation of more than 7000 made at a fundraiser organised by a Caithness mother. Emma MacDonald and her partner, Craig Mcbeath, lost their daughter Texas in April to cot death when she was only two months old. Miss MacDonald was keen to raise as much money as possible to thank the Scottish Cot Death Trust for getting her and her family through an incredibly tough time and supporting them so well.

MICHAEL Sumption is no stranger to conquering John O' Groats to Land's End having successfully ran from one end of the British mainland to the other on six occasions. Now he is attempting to write a book about the famous 874-mile route from Caithness to Cornwall which is to focus on those who broke records for running it the fastest time.

"THE perfect day". The three words Wick Academy manager, Gordon Connelly used to describe the most famous victory in the history of the club as they cruised to their first major trophy as a Highland League side, beating Nairn County 6-2 in the final of the competition.