Archive for March 16th, 2017

Look out for your polling card

Polling cards will be arriving through Orkney letterboxes over the next couple of days for all those eligible to vote at the forthcoming local council elections on May 4. Your poll card details where your polling station is and also how you can make arrangements for a postal vote. Anyone can apply for a postal […]

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Stage set for drama festival finals

The Scottish Community Drama Association’s 2017 northern divisional Finals kicks off in the Orkney Theatre tonight. The event which takes place over three nights, will feature performances from three Orkney teams, as well as district finalists from Perthshire, Aberdeen and Angus. The adjudicator for the event is Brian Marjoribanks, who is an experienced television and […]

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Farmers’ union calls for continuation of goose management schemes

NFU Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to commit to continue funding Greylag goose management schemes. The Union is supporting calls from goose groups in Orkney, as well as in Tiree & Coll and Uist, regarding the funding of adaptive management pilot schemes for Greylag geese, as well as stressing the urgent need for […]

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Consultation begins into OIC sustainable energy strategy

Orkney Islands Council looking for opinions on priorities for achieving a more sustainable future for Orkney’s energy supply. The council has updated the sustainable Orkney energy strategy, first published in 2009, and the revised draft is now being published for public consultation. “There’s been considerable progress on a lot of the aims sets out in […]

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‘Pier to Pier Training’ project needs your vote

A community training event in Orkney is one of five Scottish projects calling for public support in an online vote to secure National Lottery funding of up to £50,000. The Orkney Association of Youth Groups (OAYG) will use the funds to run a weekend training event — Pier to Pier Training — in Kirkwall that […]

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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: • The OIC decision to close the Orkney Language Unit — which provides additional support to pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties — has met with a backlash from angry parents […]

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