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08-Jan-16, 18:12
John O' Groat Journal headlines for January 8

A PLAN to site a in Caithness is set to spark controversy. The proposal will be of concern to the whole community, according to Gillian Coghill Highland Council's interim Caithness committee chairwoman.

A CROFTER is warning a fatal accident will occur at an A9 blackspot in Caithness, unless improvements are made. James Miller would like to see the stretch at Borgue between Dunbeath and Newport, Berriedale, re-aligned or crash barriers installed.

STRONG Highland Council support is needed for the area to benefit from renewable energy projects in the Pentland Firth according to a community councillor. Dunnet and Canisbay Community Council made the plea in its response to the draft Highland-wide development plan for 2017 to 2035.

ONE of Wick's most beloved landmarks is facing a hefty bill after part of its wall was destroyed by severe storms which battered the east coast of Caithness. Fifteen feet of wall which formed the outdoor swimming pool, the Trinkie, has crumbled due to the force of the giant waves that have crashed ashore.

SEVERAL Caithness companies have been hired to help complete a 20 million project to build an archive that will house the entire story of the nuclear industry in the UK. G & A Barnie, John Gunn & Sons and Steven Blackwood Fencing are four of eight sub-contractors hired by main contractor Morrison Construction, to erect the National Nuclear Archive.

SEEING a 272-foot long carrier vessel upturned in the Pentland Firth is something Wick lifeboat coxswain Ian Cormack will never forget. Sunday marked the first anniversary of the Cemfjord disaster when eight people died after the ship overturned in rough seas.

FOOD and drink tourism trails could be developed as the creators of the North Coast 500 route seek to build on the success of its first year. Inspired by world-famous roads such as Route 66 in the US and the Great Ocean Road in Australia, the route became an overnight success when it launched in the north Highlands last spring.