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Police appeal after St Ola theft

Police are appealing for information into the theft of parts of a car exhaust system from a storage yard in Sunnybank Road, St Ola. The part in question is a back box with a twin exhaust outlet for a Ford motor vehicle and, according to police, it was stolen some time over the past two […]

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KT Tunstall will play in Kirkwall on Wednesday, August 24.

Tour-stop for KT Tunstall

Award-winning Scottish songstress, KT Tunstall, is expected to arrive in Orkney today. KT and her band are due to perform this evening, in Fusion, Kirkwall.

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Concerns raised over ARI staffing changes

A cross-party plea has been made to NHS Grampian to address concerns about staffing and capacity at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s skull base clinic. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has been informed, along with other MSPs, that changes to staffing at the clinic has meant patients with acoustic neuromas and pituitary tumours have not been seen at Aberdeen […]

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Islands minister Humza Yousaf during his visit to Orkney

Islands Bill announced by minister

Legislation to empower Scotland’s island communities is to be progressed, Islands Minister Humza Yousaf announced today. The proposed Islands Bill will be shaped by the findings from the recent consultation and will be brought forward during the next 12 months – within the first year of the new parliamentary session. Speaking from the Western Isles, […]

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Ferry diverted due to emergency call

The passenger ferry MV Hamnavoe was diverted yesterday evening, shortly before 7pm, during its crossing from Scrabster to Stromness, due to what is thought to have been a false alarm. H. M. Coastguard was alerted to an aircraft flying very low over the sea near Melvich Bay, on the north coast of the Scottish Mainland, at […]

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Coastguard warning after high number of UK incidents

H. M. Coastguard are reminding folk to be careful around the sea after a spate of incidents over the weekend. Across the UK, the Coastguard were called on to carry out a number of rescue operations over the past few days, with as many as six ending in tragedy. The advice from the coastguard is, if […]

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Orkney launch for author’s new book

A new book by travel writer Rupert Wolfe Murray will be launched at The Orcadian Bookshop tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday. Rupert Wolfe Murray was afraid of travelling into the unknown but he managed to get away from a comfortable life in Scotland, hitchhike through Eastern Europe, India and Nepal and spent almost a year in a […]

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Event to help local firms do business better with the OIC

Orkney Islands Council is hosting an event next week for local firms who have, or would like, a business link with the authority. The “Meet the Buyer” day, at Orkney College, on August 25, will cover topics ranging from the schemes businesses can register with to enhance opportunity and streamline their applications when tendering for […]

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KT Tunstall will play in Kirkwall on Wednesday, August 24.

Tour-stop for KT Tunstall

Award-winning Scottish songstress, KT Tunstall, is expected to arrive in Orkney today. KT and her band are due to perform this evening, in Fusion, Kirkwall.

Full Story

Islands minister Humza Yousaf during his visit to Orkney

Islands Bill announced by minister

Legislation to empower Scotland’s island communities is to be progressed, Islands Minister Humza Yousaf announced today. The proposed Islands Bill will be shaped by the findings from the recent consultation and will be brought forward during the next 12 months – within the first year of the new parliamentary session. Speaking from the Western Isles, […]

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coastguard rescue

Coastguard warning after high number of UK incidents

H. M. Coastguard are reminding folk to be careful around the sea after a spate of incidents over the weekend. Across the UK, the Coastguard were called on to carry out a number of rescue operations over the past few days, with as many as six ending in tragedy. The advice from the coastguard is, if […]

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Liam McArthur MSP.

Concerns raised over ARI staffing changes

A cross-party plea has been made to NHS Grampian to address concerns about staffing and capacity at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s skull base clinic. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has been informed, along with other MSPs, that changes to staffing at the clinic has meant patients with acoustic neuromas and pituitary tumours have not been seen at Aberdeen […]

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Ferry diverted due to emergency call

The passenger ferry MV Hamnavoe was diverted yesterday evening, shortly before 7pm, during its crossing from Scrabster to Stromness, due to what is thought to have been a false alarm. H. M. Coastguard was alerted to an aircraft flying very low over the sea near Melvich Bay, on the north coast of the Scottish Mainland, at […]

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Orkney launch for author’s new book

A new book by travel writer Rupert Wolfe Murray will be launched at The Orcadian Bookshop tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday. Rupert Wolfe Murray was afraid of travelling into the unknown but he managed to get away from a comfortable life in Scotland, hitchhike through Eastern Europe, India and Nepal and spent almost a year in a […]

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