Home and away shows for Caithness band Neon Waltz

28th January 2015

Neon Waltz. Highland band Neon Waltz will be travelling almost the length of Britain over the next few weeks, from home dates in their native Caithness to supporting Welsh/London band Telegram in London as part of the NME Awards Tour. Described by the NME as “the most promising band we’ve…

Caithness artist’s work to go on show in London

28th January 2015 from johnogroat-journal.co.uk

Magi Sinclair with ‘Forsinard Ebb and Flow’. The work of a Caithness artist has been selected to appear in an exhibition by outstanding art graduates in London. Forsinard Ebb and Flow is one of two pieces which will be exhibited by Magi Sinclair, of Latheron, from her charcoal studies of…

The Caithness Collection of Hotels emerges from takeover of local landmark

20th January 2015

Brothers Sandy and Andrew Mackay, who along with business partner Gordon Plowman, the founders of Caithness-born hotel group Mackay Hotel Company - owners of the county’s popular Norseman Hotel in Wick and The Castletown Hotel - are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Pentland Hotel, Thurso. Having officially taken…

SSE to accept Ofgem’s funding for Caithness-Moray transmission project

20th January 2015 from BBC NEWS

SSE subsidiary Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) has decided to accept £1.118bn of funding proposals for the new Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link in the north of Scotland, from Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). The project, through a new subsea transmission link between Caithness and Moray in Scotland,…

Actress returns to Thurso to film advert with local schoolchildren

16th January 2015 from John O'Groat Journal January 16th 2015

Pupils at a Thurso school teamed up with a well-known Caithness actress to film a supermarket advert in the town which will be aired across the UK next month. Helen Mackay who has stared on stage, screen and radio, joined students from Pennyland Primary to make the commercial for Aldi.…

Petrol prices to be cut in north of Scotland

15th January 2015 from Press and Journal

Thirteen communities in the Highlands are poised to get cut-price petrol and diesel after the European Commission approved plans to extend a discount scheme. The 5p-a-litre reduction is now expected to be introduced in the mainland areas in April, once the flagship Treasury project has been rubber-stamped. The decision, announced…

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