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Orkney RFC take on league leaders

Orkney RFC take on Highland tomorrow at Pickaquoy in their last fixture of 2016. The home team will be looking to return to winning ways after a disappointing 13-19 loss to St Boswells last weekend. It will be a tough ask though, as Highland are sitting top of BT National League Division 3 with eight […]

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McArthur calls for inquiry following latest CAP “blunder”

The Scottish Government has confirmed that, due to an administrative error, a number of farm businesses in Scotland have been overpaid through their 2016 basic payment loans. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called this latest mistake in the ongoing CAP payments debacle “unacceptable” and has said a full inquiry must be launched. A Scottish Government […]

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Orkney FC to enjoy home comforts v Tain St. Duthus

Orkney FC are set to play their first home match in over two months this Saturday, as they seek to finish 2016 on a high against Tain St. Duthus. Not since Orkney’s 5-2 victory over Alness United on Saturday, October 8, has Orkney’s football fans seen their team play at home, with a mixture of […]

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Revised NorthLink timetable in January

NorthLink Ferries will operate an amended service on its Aberdeen to Kirkwall and Lerwick route during January 2017 due to the Hjaltland entering a scheduled drydock period. The Hrossey will operate a single vessel revised timetable on the route from Sunday, January 8, with the Hjaltland expected to return to service on Friday, January 27. […]

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McArthur presses for improvements at Aberdeen Airport

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has repeated his calls for improvements to be made at Aberdeen airport in the interests, particularly, of patients returning to the islands from hospital treatment or appointments. Mr McArthur raised the issue during a meeting yesterday afternoon in parliament with Loganair’s chief executive, Jonathan Hinkles, following complaints by constituents of problems […]

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Costa Head wind farm plans to be submitted

In the coming week, renewable energy developer Hoolan Energy is to submit a planning application to Orkney Islands Council for a major wind turbine development proposed for the Orkney Mainland’s north coast. The proposed Costa Head Wind Farm, which would be north of the Loch of Swannay, would consist of five 125m tall turbines, with […]

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Roadworks planned for Victoria Street

Orkney Islands Council is planning to carry out essential road maintenance work in Victoria Street, Kirkwall, from Monday, December 12, to Friday, December 16. The street will be open to pedestrians, but closed to traffic each day between 9.30am and noon and from 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

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LEADER funding for six Orkney projects

Six local projects have secured support from the latest round of LEADER funding. The Orkney Islands £2.5million LEADER Programme offers funding for small-scale, pilot projects led by the local community, or that are in the local community’s interest, with the aim to promote economic and community development within Orkney. The Ness of Brodgar Development project […]

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Orkney RFC take on league leaders

Orkney RFC take on Highland tomorrow at Pickaquoy in their last fixture of 2016. The home team will be looking to return to winning ways after a disappointing 13-19 loss to St Boswells last weekend. It will be a tough ask though, as Highland are sitting top of BT National League Division 3 with eight […]

Full Story

McArthur calls for inquiry following latest CAP “blunder”

The Scottish Government has confirmed that, due to an administrative error, a number of farm businesses in Scotland have been overpaid through their 2016 basic payment loans. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called this latest mistake in the ongoing CAP payments debacle “unacceptable” and has said a full inquiry must be launched. A Scottish Government […]

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Revised NorthLink timetable in January

NorthLink Ferries will operate an amended service on its Aberdeen to Kirkwall and Lerwick route during January 2017 due to the Hjaltland entering a scheduled drydock period. The Hrossey will operate a single vessel revised timetable on the route from Sunday, January 8, with the Hjaltland expected to return to service on Friday, January 27. […]

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Costa Head wind farm plans to be submitted

In the coming week, renewable energy developer Hoolan Energy is to submit a planning application to Orkney Islands Council for a major wind turbine development proposed for the Orkney Mainland’s north coast. The proposed Costa Head Wind Farm, which would be north of the Loch of Swannay, would consist of five 125m tall turbines, with […]

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Orkney FC to enjoy home comforts v Tain St. Duthus

Orkney FC are set to play their first home match in over two months this Saturday, as they seek to finish 2016 on a high against Tain St. Duthus. Not since Orkney’s 5-2 victory over Alness United on Saturday, October 8, has Orkney’s football fans seen their team play at home, with a mixture of […]

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McArthur presses for improvements at Aberdeen Airport

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has repeated his calls for improvements to be made at Aberdeen airport in the interests, particularly, of patients returning to the islands from hospital treatment or appointments. Mr McArthur raised the issue during a meeting yesterday afternoon in parliament with Loganair’s chief executive, Jonathan Hinkles, following complaints by constituents of problems […]

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Roadworks planned for Victoria Street

Orkney Islands Council is planning to carry out essential road maintenance work in Victoria Street, Kirkwall, from Monday, December 12, to Friday, December 16. The street will be open to pedestrians, but closed to traffic each day between 9.30am and noon and from 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

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Are you in favour of Orkney holding the 2023 International Island Games?

  • Yes (77%, 829 Votes)
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