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03-Aug-16, 19:17
Caithness Courier headlines for August 3, 2016

FAR north motorists are in for a month of misery during roadworks at a main junction in Thurso. Long tailbacks built up on Monday and yesterday, as a result of the installation of temporary traffic lights at the Toll and the narrowing of the road to accommodate a consignment of wind turbine components which are being hauled through the town.

MUSEUM staff have been forced to block off access to a nationally-important artefact from the county's nuclear history, after it suffered repeated vandalism by visitors. Caithness Horizons has erected barriers around the Dounreay Materials Testing Reactor control room exhibition, after finding parts of the historic equipment were damaged.

A FATHER has paid an emotional tribute to his teenage son who was killed in a car crash, describing him as a young, funny, character with a passion for cars and motorbikes who lived his life to the full. Eddie Laing died when his Peugeot 306 left the A99 between John O' Groats and Wick and smashed into a cottage just south of Keiss, last Thursday.

THE Duke of Rothesay was riding the wave of a new food industry during a tour of a Wick business which is making the most of what is washed up along the Caithness coastline. New Wave Foods received the royal seal of approval when HRH visited management and staff at the premises at the town's airport industrial estate, last Friday.

SCOTT RIDER was crowned world heavy champion at the record-breaking Halkirk Highland Games at the weekend, held in Caithness for the first time. The Englishman defeated last year's winner, Dan McKim from America, to take the title.

COMMUNITY spirit in Wick is better than ever, according to Andrea Merchant, the chairwoman of the town's gala committee. Mrs Merchant said overall, the gala was very successful and the various events - a mixture of new ones and old favourites - were well attended.

LAND ROVERS galore converged on John O' Groats on Sunday morning at the end of a four- day challenge which took them the length of Britain. More than 270 drivers drove into the village's famous end-of-the-road stretch after they completed the four day trip from Land's End.

VICTORY on the opening day of the season, while keeping a clean sheet, was the perfect start to the Highland League campaign, according to Wick Academy's joint assistant manager, Ross Suttar. The Scorries notched up their first win in five encounters with Turriff United thanks to a controlled performance in which they dominated almost all of the 90 minutes.