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Orkney showcased at major speciality food and trade fair event

Eleven Orkney businesses are set to showcase their products at a major food and trade fair event, which gets underway in Glasgow this weekend. Scotland’s Speciality Food Show 2017 brings together 130 exhibitors, Glasgow’s SECC between January 22 and 24, offering the very best of fine food products from Scotland, the UK and overseas. The […]

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Orkney’s football and rugby sides set to return to action

Both Orkney RFC and Orkney FC hope to get their first games of the year under their belts this weekend, with Orkney FC hosting a top-of-the-table clash against Invergordon in Dounby, while the rugby players travel south. First meets second in the mouth-watering fixture in Dounby, as Orkney FC prepare for a vital 12.30pm kick-off […]

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2016 Orkney Sports Awards tonight

A memorable evening is in store for Orkney sport this evening, with the Orkney Sports Awards being held at Kirkwall Grammar School. A total of 31 athletes, teams, volunteers, coaches and officials are up for awards in nine categories — Sportsperson of the Year, Young Sportsperson of the Year, Team of the Year, Young Team […]

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Recycling event rescues almost a tonne of unwanted household goods

An event run by Orkney Islands Council, in partnership with Orkney ZeroWaste, has ensured the redistribution and reuse of almost 1,000kg of unwanted household goods – diverting them from being disposed of as waste. Almost all of the goods have been redistributed already through local charities, therefore directly benefiting members of the community. Jayne Venables, […]

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VAT cut needed to boost tourism — MP

Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has called for a cut to VAT to boost tourism in Orkney and Shetland. Speaking in the House of Commons this week during a debate on Government support for small businesses, Mr Carmichael said: “Many small businesses in the Northern Isles are in the tourism sector. “Given the Chancellor’s reported […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available from all the usual outlets, and here. This week’s front page features stories on: • Two crewmen who work on an Orkney trawler have been commended for their bravery by the Royal Humane Society, after they pulled a woman from a sinking car at a north-east […]

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MSPs vote against plans to abolish HIE board

MSPs have this evening voted to oppose Scottish Government plans to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The vote followed a debate on the matter, led by Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron, who put forward the motion to retain the HIE board. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur also spoke in defense of the board […]

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NFUS hustings event for local farmers’ union

A hustings event for the National Farmers Union in Scotland’s (NFUS) elections will take place in Kirkwall tomorrow night. The six candidates contesting the top roles within the union will speak to local union members at the Ayre Hotel from 7.30pm onwards. Voting for the positions of union president and the two vice-presidential posts will […]

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Orkney showcased at major speciality food and trade fair event

Eleven Orkney businesses are set to showcase their products at a major food and trade fair event, which gets underway in Glasgow this weekend. Scotland’s Speciality Food Show 2017 brings together 130 exhibitors, Glasgow’s SECC between January 22 and 24, offering the very best of fine food products from Scotland, the UK and overseas. The […]

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Orkney’s football and rugby sides set to return to action

Both Orkney RFC and Orkney FC hope to get their first games of the year under their belts this weekend, with Orkney FC hosting a top-of-the-table clash against Invergordon in Dounby, while the rugby players travel south. First meets second in the mouth-watering fixture in Dounby, as Orkney FC prepare for a vital 12.30pm kick-off […]

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Recycling event rescues almost a tonne of unwanted household goods

An event run by Orkney Islands Council, in partnership with Orkney ZeroWaste, has ensured the redistribution and reuse of almost 1,000kg of unwanted household goods – diverting them from being disposed of as waste. Almost all of the goods have been redistributed already through local charities, therefore directly benefiting members of the community. Jayne Venables, […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available from all the usual outlets, and here. This week’s front page features stories on: • Two crewmen who work on an Orkney trawler have been commended for their bravery by the Royal Humane Society, after they pulled a woman from a sinking car at a north-east […]

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2016 Orkney Sports Awards tonight

A memorable evening is in store for Orkney sport this evening, with the Orkney Sports Awards being held at Kirkwall Grammar School. A total of 31 athletes, teams, volunteers, coaches and officials are up for awards in nine categories — Sportsperson of the Year, Young Sportsperson of the Year, Team of the Year, Young Team […]

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VAT cut needed to boost tourism — MP

Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has called for a cut to VAT to boost tourism in Orkney and Shetland. Speaking in the House of Commons this week during a debate on Government support for small businesses, Mr Carmichael said: “Many small businesses in the Northern Isles are in the tourism sector. “Given the Chancellor’s reported […]

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MSPs vote against plans to abolish HIE board

MSPs have this evening voted to oppose Scottish Government plans to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The vote followed a debate on the matter, led by Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron, who put forward the motion to retain the HIE board. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur also spoke in defense of the board […]

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