Thurso High pupils win three awards

29th June 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

Students at a Caithness secondary school gave the performance of their lives when they appeared on stage at the national finals of a theatre competition. Thurso High School made the long journey down to the Caird Hall in Dundee to compete at the Scottish Finals of the Rock Challenge 2012.…

Cinema reopening back on the bill

19th June 2012 from Press and Journal

Thurso’s mothballed cinema could reopen by the start of August, prospective operator Rob Arthur revealed yesterday. Almost 200 turned out at a public meeting to learn about his plans for the former All Star Factory. The far north has been without a public cinema since the Ormlie Road complex, which…

Spoil heaps levelled at Thurso Tesco site

15th June 2012 from John O Groat Journal

TESCO has been asked to make its intentions clear about its plans for the former auction mart site in Thurso. Thurso Highland councillor Roger Saxon wants the supermarket giant to reveal whether or not it plans to build a new store or sell off the land at Ormlie Road. It…

Plans to resurrect Thurso cinema

13th June 2012 from Caithness Courier

The silver screen could return to Thurso if plans to bring back to life a derelict cinema are successful. West Lothian businessman Rob Arthur is interested in buying the All Star Factory and reopening the two-screen cinema at Ormlie Road. Highlands and Islands Enterprise is hosting a public meeting on…

Chamber seeks aspiring Young Entrepreneurs

1st June 2012

Now in its third year, Caithness Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the application process is now open for the George Bruce Young Entrepreneur Award 2012. Trudy Morris, chief executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious young business person to…

New chairman for Caithness Chamber of Commerce

1st June 2012

Stephen Sutherland, JGC Engineering and Technical Services Ltd, has been appointed as the Chair of the Caithness Chamber of Commerce. The appointment was made after Neil Robertson indicated that he would be standing down from the Chair.  Stephen’s appointment was unanimously agreed at the Board meeting held on Tuesday 29th…

Spend it Here loyalty scheme heralded a success

1st June 2012

Caithness Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Spend it Here’ loyalty card pilot has been heralded as a great success by participating retailers and customers. The “Spend it Here” loyalty scheme, which was developed as part of the Duo Town Centre strategy and funded through the Highland LEADER programme and the Nuclear Decommissioning…