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Caithness Courier headlines November 23, 2016

NHS Highland is being challenged to commission an independent review into the future of maternity services in the far north. The call came yesterday as Highland councilors in Caithness accused the health authority of ignoring the public in its plans to do away with three consultants and put midwives in charge of the baby unit at Caithness General.

OPPORTUNITIES for young people in the Highlands are increasing, but more must be done to support them according to Scotland's first minister. Making the north an attractive place to live and work was at the heart of a speech given by Nicola Sturgeon during a visit to the region.

YOUTH clubs an an arts centre in Caithness are among sports groups, village halls and community centres across the Highlands that have been left with gaping holes in their budgets after Highland Council slashed grant funding by almost 400,000. Members of the council's education care and adult services committee agreed to reduce or stop grants fo 29 voluntary groups across the region from 2018, to save 379,588.

OLRIG may not be the obvious place where you could expect to "dig up" scandal, murder and controversy. But Castletown Heritage Society is aiming to raise enough money to launch a project which will tell the history of the area which has n home to interesting tales for over 1000 years.

THREE people have spoken as they decided which groups were most deserving of their vote to recieve a share of almost 30,000. Your Cash Your Caithness saw 11 projects, each take home a share of 29,464 thanks to the decisions made by 130 people who cast their votes at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.

A CAMPAIGN which called for a fatal accident inquiry into the death of an anti-nuclear activist and lawyer has ended, after organisers admitted they have found no evidence to suggest his death was anything but suicide. The death of Willie McRae remained one of the most high profile mysteries in Scotland when he was found unconscious in his car which crashed near Invergarry in Wester Ross in 1985 and died 24 hours later at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

THE historic city of Stirling could be where Wick Academy's record books have to be rewritten if the Caithness can pull of a shock victory in the Scottish Cup. The Scorries have never made it beyond the third round of the famous competition. Nor have they beaten a team who play in the Scottish Professional Football League in a competitive game. But all that could change if Academy defeat Stirling Albion at Forthbank Stadium on Saturday an earn themselves a place in the draw alongside some of the biggest names in Scottish Football.