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08-Jul-16, 17:12
John O' Groat Journal headlines for July 8, 2016

A CAITHNESS farming family is counting the cost of becoming the victims of moonlight rustlers. Eleven pedigree Suffolk sheep were spirited away from the field at Thuster Mains near Watten overnight on Tuesday . Police are probing the theft of the sheep which have a potential sale value of 7000.

A POWER cable, which caused safety concerns in Thrumster when it came down last year, is to be put underground. The decision made by energy giant SSE, has delighted residents who expressed their concern to the company at a special meeting in June.

LATHERON show organisers are facing a major financial loss for the second year in a row, after being forced to relocate the event from its waterlogged show ground at West Clyth Farm. They have made last-minute arrangements to move events to Lybster and Halkirk and said there is no danger of the show being cancelled.

RAIN made an unwelcome appearance at the start of Lybster Gala which was celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The showers started in the afternoon and continued into the early evening forcing organisers to stage the crowning ceremony in the community centre for the second consecutive year.

ONE of the best-knowns restaurants in Caithness has been sold. Le Bistro in Traill Street, Thurso, which was run for 18 years by Jenny Polson, has been taken over by Brian Gordon. The deal took effect as from Monday.

TACTICS used by scammers are being exposed in a joint initiative involving Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau and Highland Council's trading standards office. As part of Scammers Awareness Month which was launched at the start of the week, the methods employed by the fraudsters are being highlighted.

THE first batches of seaweed have been harvested and processed by a new food and drink business in Wick. New Wave Foods, which turns wild harvested seaweed into edible products, has invested 240 at its newly-fitted out premises at the town's industrial estate with support of 60,000 from Highland and Islands Enterprise.

THERE was no 'flagging' by members of the Caithness Agricultural Society when they showed they were up to the challenge of travelling between Wick and Thurso without any form of motorised transport. They took a break from finalising preparations for the county show to undertake the sponsored marathon on Sunday to raise money for under-privileged youngsters in the Highlands.