Archive for April 8th, 2017

First cruise ship of the season arrives

The Astoria, the first cruise ship of the season to call in the 2017 season arrived alongside Hatston Pier this evening, Saturday. Carrying just under 500 passengers, the ship is due to leave again at 6pm on Sunday.

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Young farmers to show over-wintered cattle

Orkney’s Young Farmers are to hold their over-wintering competition at Orkney Auction Mart tomorrow evening. The competition sees animals bought between August and October, the year ahead of the show, with prizes given for the best animal, as chosen by a judge, as well as prizes for weight gain and price difference, from buying to […]

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All set for charity Big Fat Orkney Quiz 

Some of Orkney’s own home-grown celebrities will put their local knowledge to the test this evening, Saturday, with a special one-off “quiz-with-an-audience” takes place at the Orkney Theatre — all in aid of a good cause. The Big Fat Orkney Quiz of the Year, sponsored by The Orcadian, will see three teams compete against each […]

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