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22-Mar-17, 10:30
Caithness Courier headlines for March 22, 2017

FEARS have been expressed about the future of Dunbar Hospital in Thurso after it was confirmed the minor injuries unit will run on a restricted basis. A health campaigner yesterday said the move could be "the thin end of the wedge".

CAITHNESS International Science Festival has come to a spectacular finish with around 1000 people turning out to enjoy its annual fun day on Saturday. Wick Assembly Rooms was packed to bursting, with children and adults keen to celebrate the 15th year of the festival and see the shows and displays from its 17 presenters groups - the highest number the festival has had.

AN innovative renewable energy project off the Caithness coast has been given the go- ahead and could put Scotland at the forefront of the industry. That was said this week by James Farham, consents manager for Dounreay Tri Limited after the floating wind farm was granted permission by the Scottish Government.

A HIGHLAND MP has called for responsibility over Network Rail to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. Drew Hendry, who represents Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, presented a bill to Westminster, pointing out the train company is not answerable to MSPs when problems arise in Scotland.

A CAITHNESS sustainable seafood restaurant owner will continue to include North Sea haddock on his menu despite it being removed from the recommended list of sustainable fish to eat. Captain's Galley chef, Jim Cowie, says the move by Marine Conservation Society to downgrade the fish from three North Sea and west of Scotland fisheries, is without any reliable scientific evidence and will put pressure on those fisheries as a result.

REISS Gardening Club president, Annette Sinclair, welcomed members to the group's AGM and bulb show on March 7. With a healthy membership and interesting programme and meetings held in the refurbished Reiss Hall, she reported it had been an enjoyable year.

"You are failing our children" was the message given by angry parents and carers of additional support needs youngsters who protested outside Highland Council headquarters last Thursday. One weary grandmother said her grandaughter has even left school in the rain, without shoes or a jacket because nobody has helped her put them on.