The referee signals Scott Rendall's second half try which came from a well worked line out drive.

Orkney RFC suffer cup disappointment

Orkney rugby club’s first XV were beaten 17-47 by GHA this afternoon in the first round of the BT Cup. Orkney led for much of the first half courtesy of a Philip Ross try after good work down the right wing by Scott Rendall. However, the visitors, who play two divisions higher than Orkney, scored […]

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Sky Notes: A rare planetary conjunction

There will be a very rare, exceptionally close conjunction in the daytime sky between planets Jupiter and Venus, with Mercury a little way below, today, Saturday. Venus and Jupiter should be readily observable in telescopes of 80mm aperture. Full details here.

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Cost of parking going up on Saturday

The cost of using the OIC’s car parks goes up tomorrow, Saturday. In Kirkwall’s four main car parks — Albert Street, Castle Street, St Magnus Lane and Gunn’s Close — one hour’s parking from May to September will increase from 40p to 50p; two hours will increase from 70p to £1.20; and three hours from […]

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The Orkney Rowing Club members who competed in Shetland last year.
(Photo: www.theorcadianphotos.co.uk)

Orkney to take on Shetland in county’s inaugural rowing regatta

The county’s inaugural rowing regatta is set to take place this Saturday, with 84 Shetland rowers due to travel south to compete. Orkney’s rowers will compete against their Northern Isles rivals, who are set to bring six boats south, in six races. The regatta — due to be held in Burray bay from 1.30pm — will […]

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Orkney RFC versus the Penguins select team at Pickaquoy.

Orkney won the match 38-15.

20/8/16

Tom O'Brien

Orkney Rugby Club kick off cup campaign

Following their fantastic victory over the Penguins as part of the club’s 50th anniversary celebrations last week, tomorrow Orkney RFC get down to serious business as they take on GHA in round one of the BT Cup. The Glasgow-based opposition should prove a stern test for the Orkney boys as they play two divisions higher […]

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TFC

Anticipation builds ahead of Highland Amateur Cup Final

The anticipation is building ahead of Saturday’s Highland Amateur Cup Final, with Kirkwall Thorfinn dreaming of a third cup success. The two-time winners face defending champions Wick Groats in Brora on Saturday afternoon, with two buses, filled to capacity, set to depart the county on Saturday morning. Thorfinn — winners of the cup in 1988 […]

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OAFA

Thornley Binders Cup fixtures

The Thornley Binders Cup football fixtures submitted for inclusion in this week’s paper were incorrect. The correct fixture details are: Sunday, August 28, kick-off 3pm: Stromness Parish v Rendall (I. Leslie). 6pm: Birsay v Firth/Hoy, Flotta and Walls (S. Scott).

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Stromness Academy

Academy will re-open to pupils on Friday

Stromness Academy will re-open to pupils tomorrow. The school was closed today, Thursday, after a pane from the glass roof in the foyer shattered and fell to the ground on Wednesday afternoon, after the school had closed for the day. Orkney Islands Council staff were immediately on site to assess the situation and the school […]

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Sky Notes: A rare planetary conjunction

There will be a very rare, exceptionally close conjunction in the daytime sky between planets Jupiter and Venus, with Mercury a little way below, today, Saturday. Venus and Jupiter should be readily observable in telescopes of 80mm aperture. Full details here.

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The Orkney Rowing Club members who competed in Shetland last year.
(Photo: www.theorcadianphotos.co.uk)

Orkney to take on Shetland in county’s inaugural rowing regatta

The county’s inaugural rowing regatta is set to take place this Saturday, with 84 Shetland rowers due to travel south to compete. Orkney’s rowers will compete against their Northern Isles rivals, who are set to bring six boats south, in six races. The regatta — due to be held in Burray bay from 1.30pm — will […]

Full Story

TFC

Anticipation builds ahead of Highland Amateur Cup Final

The anticipation is building ahead of Saturday’s Highland Amateur Cup Final, with Kirkwall Thorfinn dreaming of a third cup success. The two-time winners face defending champions Wick Groats in Brora on Saturday afternoon, with two buses, filled to capacity, set to depart the county on Saturday morning. Thorfinn — winners of the cup in 1988 […]

Full Story

parkingsign

Cost of parking going up on Saturday

The cost of using the OIC’s car parks goes up tomorrow, Saturday. In Kirkwall’s four main car parks — Albert Street, Castle Street, St Magnus Lane and Gunn’s Close — one hour’s parking from May to September will increase from 40p to 50p; two hours will increase from 70p to £1.20; and three hours from […]

Full Story

Orkney RFC versus the Penguins select team at Pickaquoy.

Orkney won the match 38-15.

20/8/16

Tom O'Brien

Orkney Rugby Club kick off cup campaign

Following their fantastic victory over the Penguins as part of the club’s 50th anniversary celebrations last week, tomorrow Orkney RFC get down to serious business as they take on GHA in round one of the BT Cup. The Glasgow-based opposition should prove a stern test for the Orkney boys as they play two divisions higher […]

Full Story

OAFA

Thornley Binders Cup fixtures

The Thornley Binders Cup football fixtures submitted for inclusion in this week’s paper were incorrect. The correct fixture details are: Sunday, August 28, kick-off 3pm: Stromness Parish v Rendall (I. Leslie). 6pm: Birsay v Firth/Hoy, Flotta and Walls (S. Scott).

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