Archive for March 20th, 2017

Swannay Brewery beer takes silver at UK-wide beer awards

Swannay Brewey’s Island Hopping has taken second place in a UK-wide beer competition. At the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Craft Beer Awards, the West Mainland brewery’s beer was pipped to the top spot of Supreme Champion of the Cask Beer Competition by Williams Dark, which is produced by the Alloa-based Williams Bros Brewing company. […]

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NHS Orkney asked for travel policy assurances

The chairman of NHS Orkney, Ian Kinniburgh, has been asked for formal assurances that Orkney patients heading south for treatment will not be forced to travel by ferry. The call, by Orkney MSP Liam McArthur, follows a change to NHS Shetland’s travel policy which will see patients expected to take the ferry south. Mr Kinniburgh […]

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Syrian families welcomed to Orkney

Two families from war-torn Syria are starting to build a new life in Orkney, after arriving in the county on Friday. The families, both with young children, were living in refugee camps in the Middle East after they were forced to leave their own homes during the Syrian conflict. They were offered the chance to […]

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