Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hatston Pier closed off after fire on ship

An exclusion zone was set up around Hatston Pier earlier this evening as a small fire was reported on board the offshore vessel Subsea Viking, which was tied up alongside at the time. It is understood that the fire was quickly brought under control and there were no casualties. Fire-fighters from ...

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Fine summer weather for Sanday Show

The 2015 Sanday Show show saw M&A Lennie of Seaview winning the championship and reserve titles in both the cattle and sheep sections. However, at the end of the day it was a pony which was named overall champion of the yard. In contrast to the poor summer weather, the show ...

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Craigmyle Cup fixtures postponed

The Craigmyle Cup semi-final fixtures, due to be played tonight, have been postponed. Hotspurs v Stromness and St Andrews v Dounby which had been scheduled for a 7pm kick off are now postponed with a new date yet to be announced.  

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Major weekend for Kirkwall Bowling Club

Kirkwall Bowling Club is set to welcome 72 players from 24 clubs from throughout Scotland for an open triples competition — the biggest competition ever held by the club. Players from Motherwell, Wishaw, Keith, Wick, Thurso and Shetland — as well as bowlers from Orkney’s clubs — will be competing in ...

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A weekend of weddings

This weekend must be one of the busiest on record for weddings in the county, with no less that eleven either having taken place or planned to take place across Orkney over three days. Orkney Islands Council reports that yesterday saw the first of the week’s weddings, with three to take place ...

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Agricultural shows season kicks off in Sanday

The Sanday Agricultural Associations annual show.

Supreme Champion on the day was 'Killer Queen' a Suffolk ewe owned by M&A Lennie, Seaview, Sanday.

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Tom O'Brien

Orkney’s 2015 agricultural shows season kicks off today with the Sanday Show. The show is held at the in the island’s community park, next to the school, and sees all the best of the islands cattle, sheep, horses, dogs and poultry compete for the Challenge Cup and the Champion of ...

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Military lend a hand at Kitchener Memorial

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The British Army and US National Guard are lending several pairs of hands to a volunteer-run project restoring Orkney’s Kitchener Memorial and building a commemorative wall to honour the men lost on HMS Hampshire during the First World War. A group from the Royal Engineers – the same Army corps ...

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OIC calls for delay on control room closure plans

Orkney Islands Council is calling for a postponement of plans to close the police control room in Inverness. The council has opposed the closure since the proposals were first announced and argues that the control room staff’s expert knowledge of the Highlands and Islands plays a vital role in saving ...

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