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20-Jul-16, 18:22
Caithness Courier headlines for July 20, 2016

FORSE HOUSE care home near Latheron is to close, after almost 30 years looking after adults with learning difficulties. Derek Macdonald, who owns and runs the home with his business partner June Macdonald, yesterday confirmed it has been put on the market and is expected to be sold in September.

THURSO town centre was packed with tourists on Monday as Scrabster welcomed its third biggest cruise liner of the season. the Pacific Princess had 658 passengers and 343 crew when it berthed along the Queen Elizabeth deep water pier about 9am.

CAITHNESS is well placed to service the needs of the oil and gas sector as it battles its way through the current recession according to the chief executive of Oil and Gas UK. Deidre Michie was in the far north on Friday, visiting local companies and seeing what they can offer the industry and was impressed by what she saw.

THE terrorist attack in Nice was recognised in the far north, with French flags being flown at half mast in Wick. Daniel Chretien lowered the flag outside his French restaurant in tribute to the 84 victims of the outrage in which a truck was deliberately driven into a crowd which had been watching a fireworks display at the Mediterranean resort.

AROUND 200 people turned up to see the work which has been done on a historic former townhouse in the centre of Thurso. The Category B building in Princes Street and the adjoining former shop in Sir John's Square, were refurbished at a cost of almost 700,000 after being compulsorily purchased by Highland Council.

NORTH coast residents are calling for more information to be provided for visitors on how to drive on single-track roads, due to an increase in the amount of traffic to the area as a result of a successful marketing campaign. Bettyhill, Strathnaver and Altnaharra Community Council claims drivers exploring the North Coast 500 route for the first time, are causing problems, due to their inexperience of negotiating small country roads.

THE 175th Caithness County Show was a success on Saturday despite some heavy showers of rain which turned parts of the Thurso East field to mud. But the public were not put off although some people left early.

WICK ACADEMY lifted their first silverware of the new season when Sam Mackay netted his team's sixth spot-kick of the shootout, to claim the Ken Green Challenge Cup. But a disappointing low-key performance from the Scorries, who were forced to go to penalties by the islanders, will be of concern to manager Gordon Connelly with just 10 days before the start of the SHFL campaign.