Film fans flock to re-opened cinema complex

31st October 2012 from Caithness Courier

Cinema-goers in Caithness have been classed as unique after bucking the trend of declining audience figures across the UK during the summer. Thurso Cinema welcomed its 20,000th customer on Saturday during the opening weekend of the new James Bond film Skyfall, despite only being open for 13 weeks. But whereas…

All systems go for Wave North festival

22nd October 2012 from John O Groat Journal

This time next week the far north should be in the middle of a tidal outpouring of support for a premier surfing event. The UK pro surf tour hits Thurso next week and with it comes the Wave North festival for the second time this year. Organised and delivered by…

Work gets under way on Thurso distillery

3rd October 2012 from Caithness Courier

The construction of what will become the most northern distillery on the UK mainland is under way on the outskirts of Thurso. Wolfburn Distillery is expected to be in operation by the start of next year, with its first bottles of whisky likely to be on the market by 2016.…