Archive for April 4th, 2017

New Maeshowe visitor centre opens

The new Maeshowe Visitor Centre in Stenness opened today. Making use of the vacant West Mainland Day Centre, the new visitor hub will feature a shuttle bus service for tourists travelling the short distance to Maeshowe, with hourly supervised tours seven days a week. Last September Historic Environment Scotland (HES) made the shock announcement that […]

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Finstown Post Office to reopen

The Post Office is reopening its Finstown branch more than two years since it closed due to retirement. It will be at the same location — Grinnabrek — and will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9am to 12.30pm, although a date for the reopening has still to be confirmed. The facility closed […]

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Cyclists prepare for fishing charity mission

A group of Fishermen’s Mission fundraisers from Orkney are to set off on an epic 200 mile cycle for the charity this summer. Between June 9 -11 the Fishermen’s Mission supporters are to carry out the sponsored highly challenging cycle between the fishing ports of Ullapool, Lochinver, Kinlochbervie, Scrabster, Stromness and Kirkwall. Cyclists Craig Taylor […]

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