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04-Mar-16, 12:22
John O'Groat Journal headlines for March 4, 2016

COUNTY residents are being called on to welcome home Kayden Gordon after he underwent a succesful operation in the US to help him walk. Kayden's selective dorsal rhizotomy operation by Dr Tae Park at the end of January and hamstring lengthening surgery in February, have proved a resounding success. Kayden's movement is now much freer than it was.

THE company behind the 20 million development of the former mart site in Thurso is keen to work with Highland Council to take its application forward. That was said yesterday by Bryan Wilson, group development director for London Scottish Investments which wants to regenerate the derelict site in Ormlie Road.

THE Scottish Government has confirmed details of the public local inquiry being held into plans to tackle one of the biggest bottlenecks of any trunk road in the country. Helmsdale Community Centre is to stage the hearing into the proposed re-alignment of the north hairpin bend of the Berriedale Braes which is an all-too-common trouble spot for northbound lorries and other HGVs on the A9.

A TOP Caithness shooter has been awarded 6000 from an initiative set up to help high performance athletes achieve their potential. Watten's Sarah Henderson is one of 32 athletes in eight sports who have been chosen to receive a Sportscotland Athlete Personal Award.

CELEBRATIONS are all around with news that a Wickj bridal shop has been named Wedding Boutique of the Year North at a national awards ceremony. Simply Bliss came home with the prize from the Scottish Wedding Awards 2016 this week, after being up against some of the country's best.

NURSES at Caithness General Hospital involved in a national initiative that has helped to reduce the incidence of bed sores for their patients. Along with colleagues at the County Community Hospital in Invergordon and Lorn and Islands Hospital in Oban, the team at the Rosebank wing of the Wick hospital have been following a programme which has significantly reduced the number affected by the painful condition.

TOURISTS will have the chance to get the expert advice on how best to capture some of the stunning scenery they experience while on the North Coast 500 trail. It followed a North Highland Initiative launch of photography workshops and tours based around the coastal route which has already earned worldwide acclaim.

john O' Groats is "pretty crap to be honest. Its only redeeming feature is that there isn't much of it". So says : Footnotes from a Small Island which is an irreverent homage to the 1995 travel classic by Bryson. Aitken, who is 29 and from Portsmouth, folows in the Americans footsteps as precisely as he can and visits the same places and stays in the same hotels.

TEN man Wick Academy twice surrendered leads and were left hanging on for a point in a six-goal thriller at Station Park on Wednesday evening. The final score was three all.