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Mackie attends opening of Halkirk heritage centre



A new motoring heritage attraction in a Caithness village has been hailed as "absolutely fantastic" and an asset to the north of Scotland as a whole.

Halkirk Heritage and Vintage Motor Centre was officially opened at the weekend, providing a showcase for a dozen gleaming vintage and classic cars as well as display areas devoted to different aspects of local history.

It was a poignant occasion as volunteers and invited guests remembered Edward Sutherland, whose dream it was to see a motoring heritage centre established in his home village. Highland councillor Struan Mackie (Thurso and Northwest Highland) was among those who attended the official opening.

He said: "There is so much to see – lots of local heritage hand in hand with the motoring exhibits.

"There was a brilliant attendance at the official opening for what will hopefully be a great asset for the village and the county.

"Congratulations to the volunteers, committee members and funders for making it all possible."