Archive for March 10th, 2017

New Orkney trawler takes to the water

The first new purpose built trawler for Orkney owners in almost 20 years took to the water in Poland today. The 28-metre whitefish trawler, Keila, K121, was ordered from the Vestværftet Shipyard at Hvide Sande, in Denmark last year. The vessel was built at the Nauta-Hull yard in Gdynia, Poland, and will now be towed […]

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Orkney RFC head to Livingston

Orkney RFC are on their travels once more this weekend, this time away to Livingston RFC. With their opponents sitting second bottom of BT National League Division 3, having won just twice from 18 games this season, Orkney will be confident of inflicting more misery on their West Lothian opponents. Orkney, who lost 14-19 at […]

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Orkney FC set for Jock Mackay Cup clash

Orkney FC will attempt to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Halkirk, with a home Jock Mackay cup clash against Inverness Athletic tomorrow afternoon. Orkney will go into the match as heavy favourites against a side sitting near the bottom of the North Caledonian League. Halkirk await the victors in the last four. The […]

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The ‘bright light in the evening sky’

Since December, when planet Venus started to become a prominent feature in our early evening skies, we have received a number of queries referring to the “bright light in the evening sky”. As the planet approaches conjunction with the Sun on March 25, Venus is visible in both the morning and the evening skies. Next week’s The […]

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Ill aircrew member sparks emergency

An emergency was declared was Sumburgh Airport yesterday, after one of the aircrew on a flight which had just left Kirkwall became unwell, however the plane landed without incident. A spokesman for Loganair said: “Flight BE6939 was enroute from Kirkwall to Sumburgh carrying 16 passengers and three crew. “The first officer became unwell so the […]

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Celebrating 80 years of Sandwick Young Farmers’ Club

Orkney’s oldest Young Farmers’ Club is celebrating its 80th anniversary today, Friday. Set up in March, 1937, the Sandwick club was the first Young Farmers’ organisation in the county. The East Mainland branch followed in April, 1937, and Harray in 1939. The Orkney district organisation held its first meeting in 1949. To mark the event, the club […]

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Kirkwall-Stromness road closed following accident

The main Kirkwall to Stromness road was closed for a short time this morning following a two-vehicle accident near Ingashowe. The incident occurred around 8.30am and a police spokesman said there were no injuries.

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