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21-Sep-16, 09:19
Caithness Courier headlines for September 21, 2016

BUILDERS are aiming for the new Wick High School and Newton Park primary schools to be completed at the start of December but the reasons for the ongoing delay remain unknown because of alleged commercial confidentiality.

THE pioneering tidal energy project in the Pentland firth offers huge potential to provide massive and reliable sources of energy. Japanese ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka was encouraged by his two-day visit to Caithness and Sutherland accompanied by Yosuki Ishigami from the economic section of the Japanese embassy and Daisuke Matsunaga consul general of Japan in Edinburgh.

SCOTTISH and Southern Electricity Networks have pledged to meet at least 70 per cent of damage done to roads in Caithness by lorries involved in its current major programme of line upgrades in the county. Repair work is due to start next month with Highland Council on routes which have been used by traffic which serviced the laying of the giant underground power cables between Spittal and Noss Head via Watten.

THURSO swimming pool will not reopen until at least the end of November, as it emerged its original opening date of next month will be delayed by several weeks. Highland Council and High Life Highland confirmed the facility at Millbank will not be ready by early October.

KEEPING the nation connected, the motto of Telecoms Open Reach, has a hollow ring to it so far as retired Dounreay engineer, Rob Roy is concerned. Mr Roy has been waiting increasingly impatiently for nine days, to have the landline of his home in Gillock reconnected.

JOHN O' GROATS got a welcome post-season boost at the weekend after serving as the finishing line for the biggest annual mass end-to-end charity marathon. Up to 1000 people gathered at the village's end-of-the-road stretch beside the famous signpost, at the climax to the nine-date Deloitte Ride Across Britain Challenge.

DESPITE Nairn County's well publicised financial problems, Wick Academy manager Gordon Connelly always expected a tough encounter at Station Park and he was relieved to leave with all three points on Saturday. County who have regularly been one of the top sides in the league over the last 10 years, were badly hit when their main sponsor pulled out, resulting in an exodus of players and management from the club. The final score - Nairn County, 1....Academy, 2.