Centre For Nordic Studies, UHI Awarded Funding To Work With Caithness Horizons Museum To Develop The

20th August 2015

Northern Scotland despite its Viking heritage does not have a modern Viking Festival.  However, Caithness Horizons Museum in Thurso is currently trying to secure the funding required to establish one, similar to, but unique from those that exist in other areas.  Caithness Horizons is delighted to announce that in order…

Caithness harbour cashes in on Shetland oil and gas boom

20th July 2015 from Herald Scotland

The harbour in the north coast town of Thurso has enjoyed a surge in oil and gas related traffic as companies work on projects that were approved before the crude price plunged. Majors including BP and Shell are investing heavily in developing giant fields West of Shetland such as Clair…

Caithness Model Boat Show 2015

12th May 2015 from Caithness.org

The annual Caithness Model Boat Show for 2015 was once again held at the British Legion club in Thurso on 9th May 2015. The winners were as follows - John Webster followed by Ted MIller, Billy Macintosh,and Robert Mowat. Overall winner was John Webster with his fishing boat and he…

Plans to upgrade two play areas in Thurso

4th May 2015 from John O'Groat Journal

A group of Thurso women want to raise funds to improve the play areas in two parts of the town. Leanda Courtney and Ashleigh Sutherland – representatives of the group – outlined their plans at a meeting of the local community council on Tuesday night. They said the facilities at…

Thurso’s new blueprint to become “sports hub”

15th November 2013 from John O'Groat Journal

Plans are to be finalised in a bid to turn Thurso into a thriving “community sports hub.” High Life Highland is to meet with representatives of sport clubs in west Caithness to help bring the proposals to fruition. The aim of the initiative is to support the development of sport…