Archive for March 17th, 2017

Orkney’s youth parliamentarians elected

Jack Norquoy and Calum McArthur have been elected to represent Orkney as Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament. The result was announced this afternoon in the OIC chamber by Orkney returning officer Alistair Buchan. Stromness Academy pupil Jack, 17 , who was re-elected, said: “I’m feeling absolutely overwhelmed, but absolutely humbled. “I’m really honoured that […]

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Pivotal weekend for Orkney FC

Orkney FC’s slim North Caledonian League title ambitions could be extinguished in a pivotal weekend of North Caledonian football. A draw would be enough for Invergordon to lift the title in their final league match of the season — a home clash against Thurso, while Orkney FC, in the event of an Invergordon defeat, must […]

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Orkney RFC hoping to complete back-to-back wins

After ‘running Livingston ragged’ last weekend, Orkney RFC hope to pick up where they left off against Haddington this Saturday. The only BT National League Division 3 match of the weekend, a victory would lift Orkney above RHC into seventh and see the side complete back-to-back victories for only the second time this season. Orkney […]

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Report highlights ‘Weeping Window’ benefit for Orkney

Around 9,000 people visited Kirkwall last year specifically to see the Weeping Window poppy display at St Magnus Cathedral. That’s according to a report from 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary. During the time the sculpture was in Orkney, there were a total of 43,446 visits to the […]

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Orkney netballers aiming for senior inter-county double

Orkney’s senior netballers are making their final preparations ahead of tomorrow’s 36th annual senior inter-county fixtures against Shetland. Orkney’s ‘A’ side are gunning for their 24th victory against the Auld Enemy, while the ‘B’ side are aiming for their first win since 2014 and 19th overall. Shetland secured a double victory on home soil in […]

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Tourism on the agenda at spring summit in Kirkwall

A summit exploring how the county’s tourism businesses can better work together to boost the sector in Orkney is taking place today, Friday. The Pickaquoy Centre will host the day-long event – OTG Spring Summit 2017: Destination Orkney – which has been organised by Orkney Tourism Group (OTG). The keynote address at the event will […]

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Orkney Youth Parliament results due this afternoon

The results of the vote for the 2017 Scottish Youth Parliament election will be announced this afternoon. Voting closed at midnight on Thursday, with four candidates seeking election to the two Orkney seats – Jack Norquoy, Brooke Mitchell (both Stromness Academy), Calum McArthur and Isla Leslie (Kirkwall Grammar School). The result will be declared in the Orkney Islands […]

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