John O' Groat Journal headlines for June 17, 2016

AIRPORT and nuclear chiefs are being accused of misleading businesses about the impact of work required to facilitate new Dounreay air cargoes from Wick to the US. Far North. Aviation director Andy Bruce claims his trade is being badly hit by a temporary reduction in the length of the runway of Wick John O' Groats airport.

ARCHAEOLOGY enthusiasts looking to construct a full-size replica broch, which could become a major tourist attraction in the far north, are being urged to exploit the cultural financial and educational potential it can have for the area.

PARENTS are stopping their children going to a playpark in Wick because of its rundown and dangerous condition. Equipment at the local authority-run facility off Coach Road has been hit by vandalism and graffiti with some of the play equipment fenced off on safety grounds.

CAITHNESS SCHOOLS are celebrating their pupils' performances at the annual music festival, none more that Pennyland Primary. The Thurso school is delighted with the success of a team effort between Thurso High School and its primary pupils, the result of which have led to wins at the festival.
PEOPLE came together in Thurso to remember those killed in the worse mass shooting in American history. North Highland LGBT group organised the vigil in memory of the 49 people shot dead at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando.

PREPARATIONS for the 2.6 billion Beatrice wind farm being created off the east Caithness coast, advanced on Wednesday with news of the involvement of the Nigg fabrication yard on the Cromarty Firth.

THE hard-working committee behind the Halkirk Highland Games are gearing gup to stage what promises to be a particularly memorable event on July 30. On top of the normal packed programme of sporting events and outside attractions, the games have been chosen as the first-time venue for this year's World Heavy Championships.