John O Groat Trail/ tourism development meeting Wick 20th September

To continue the success of the John O Groat Trail which is to be officially opened next year, the public are invited to the Mackays Hotel at 7pm on Wednesday 20th September.  Willie Watt from the Harbour Authority will give a short presentation about developments around Wick Harbour area, the aim is to promote the area and link the John O Groat Trail with the successful North Coast 500 Route.  New signage is proposed to highlight areas of heritage and interest.  It is hoped the meeting will look at creative ways to link and develop projects, business  and the wonderful assets on our doorstep. for more information contact

Funding for environment

*NEW FUND* Alan Evans Memorial Trust

The Trust aims to promote the permanent preservation for the benefit of the nation of land tenements (including buildings) of beauty or historic interest as regards lands the preservation (as far as practical) of their natural aspect, features, and animal and plant life.

Temporary Bus Timetable for routes on Castletown road

Road Closure B876 Between Castletown and Keiss

From Monday 28 August 2017,. For approximately three weeks, the B876 between Castletown and  Reiss will  be closed to carry out urgent repairs to the carriagway at Killimster.

During this period some services will be curtailed or suspended. Click link to see amended bus timetable  and Map of affected area : BUS Timetable  MAP of area

Service 81 Thurso – Wick via Bower 
With the section of road being closed between Castletown and Reiss being unavailable, this section of route will be suspended during the roadworks.

The section of route between Thurso and Castletown will continue to be served by bus Service 80 

Input into the Community Plan- take survey

As part of the Community Empowerment Act 2015 there is a requirement for the Highland Council, NHS, Police, Fire & Rescue and Highlands & Islands Enterprise to work together with the community to plan and deliver better services which make a real difference to people’s lives.  Part of this process is to prepare plans to prevent inequalities.    Please have your voice heard by completing the survey below.

Job Vacancy for Community Integrated Care

See links to vacancy for Support coordinator in Community integrated Care based Highlands and Wick

.Support Coordinator Highlands       Support Coordinator Highlands 250817 External   

 Job Application Form ( Highlands) – Copy