Thurso gears up for another surf festival

29th August 2012 from Caithness Courier

October is set to go out with a big splash in Thurso as the town celebrates the arrival of the UK Pro Surf Tour and its four-day festival. Wave North is being stage for the second time this year to coincide with the Thurso Surfing Championship taking place on Saturday,…

MSP hails Spend it Here initiative

24th August 2012 from John O'Groat Journal

Highland Labour MSP David Steward has given his support to the Spend it Here Caithness initiative. It follows a visit to Thurso last Saturday. “This is a great initiative and I am delighted to support it,” said Mr Stewart. “This will really encourage people to spend money in their own…

Cancer support centre hailed

9th August 2012 from Press and Journal

A cancer support centre at Thurso has become one of the few in Scotland to be awared a charity award for quality. Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, travelled to Thurso to present the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark to the town’s North Highland Cancer Information and Support Centre. …