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22-Jan-16, 16:22
John O' Groat Journal headlines for January 22

FIRST-time mothers in the far north are being referred to Raigmore Hospital as investigations continue into the death of a baby at Caithness General Hospital. NHS Highland yesterday confirmed that new mothers, as well as those needing elective Caesarean sections and induction of labour, were being sent to the maternity unit of the city hospital.

PET and livestockowners in the far north are used to seeing their vets on the farm or at the surgery but soon they will also be seeing three on television. Wick trio Pete Cameron, Kiri Harvey and Iain Maclean are to feature in the third series of Vets; Gach Creutair Beo on BBC Alba.

THE Scottish Government's failure to fund long-promised improvements to the A9 at Berriedale, betrays a continuing failure to recognise the special needs of the Highlands according to a would-be MSP. Highland councillor Jamie Stone, who represents Tain and Easter Ross, spoke out during a council debate on a reduction of government funding for the local authority.

WHICH design have the people of Caithness chosen to fly from flagpoles to represent the county? We're about to find out. Highland Council is set to unveil the new flag for Caithness at a ceremony in Wick on Tuesday.

A 77-year-old man has described his devastation at learning that a huge patch of land next door to his new home, looks set to be covered by the proposed Golticlay wind farm. Captain David Bowley moved to Foresters House, Bullavrochan from Australia on November 3 in search of a peaceful retirement home but now he feels his peace will be shattered.

A LONG-AWAITED visit by Scotland's energy minister Fergus Ewing to Gills Harbour, has finally happened, allowing the port to reveal the part it hopes to play in marine renewable developments. The MSP visited Caithness on Tuesday to hear what the port has to offer projects like MeyGen and others in the Pentland Firth.

LIGHTS, camera, action! These are the three words being used as part of an initiative to draw holidaymakers to the north Highlands all year round. Co-op, Venture North, has been given 20,000 to produce three films showcasing and highlighting Caithness and Sutherland as a prime visitor destination.