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03-Feb-16, 11:47
Caithness Courier headlines for February 3, 2016

NHS Highland chief executive Elaine Mead has prompted a backlash after a bad weather forecast led to her cancelling a trip to Wick to attend a meeting about the far north maternity service. Community representatives, keen for Caithness General Hospital to retain its consultant-led baby unit, say while Mrs Mead could not travel, the health authority is expecting more local mothers-to-be to make 100 mile plus trips down the A9, in all weathers.

TWO Thurso car enthusiasts have motored home after flying the flag for Caithness in one of the world's most famous vintage vehicle rallies. James Slevin and Callum Cameron competed in the Monte Carlo Classic rally in the 1994 For Fiesta at noon on Saturday, and were given a heroes' welcome along with all the other competitors who crossed the finishing line in the French Riviera.

A PASSENGER has spoke on the terrifying moment when a bus crashed on to its side and slewed down an embankment. Les Rowe believes he and his wife Hazel emerged largely unscathed from the accident near Halkirk at the weekend because they had been wearing seatbelts.

A PLAN to set up a factory in Wick to process edible seaweed is "progressing well" according to the company behind the venture. New Wave Foods wants to become Scotland's leading processor of the seaweed and sees "huge potential" in Caithness.

NINE countryside ranger jobs could go, as Highland Council looks to make savings of 421,000 in the service. The move could result in the service being cut from 22.5 posts to 13 as the local authority tries to make "unprecedented" savings in the budget.

A NEW crab-processing factory at Scrabster is expected to get underway "within the next month or two". That was said yesterday by Willie Calder jnr, a director with Scrabster Seafoods, the company behind the proposal.

NAIRNSHIRE is keen to follow in the footsteps of Caithness and create its own county flag to help promote the area and raise its identity further afield.

A PLAN to trnsfer crude oil from ship-to-ship in the Cromarty Firth could be "an environmental disaster waiting to happen" Castletown Community Council has been told. Landward Caithness Highland councillor, Gillian Coghill, said there is growing opposition to the proposal from the Cromarty Firth Port Authority.