Archive for April 13th, 2017

Over 50 jobs advertised in this week’s edition of The Orcadian

See this week’s edition of The Orcadian for over fifty job listings.

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St Magnus Festival launch 2017 programme

The programme for this year’s St Magnus International Festival launched earlier today and features a selection of world-class acts from around the globe. The 40th incarnation of the festival will run over nine days — from Friday, June 16, to Saturday, June 24 — at venues across the county, including Hoy, Stronsay and Rousay, and […]

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‘Sails of St Magnus’ in the cathedral

To mark the start of the Magnus 900 celebrations, the “Sails of St Magnus” are back on show in the cathedral. Inspired by St Rognvald’s crusade to the Holy Lands in 1151, several local artists created the “sails”, which were first hung in the St Magnus Cathedral in 1993. They were accompanied by text written […]

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Specialist police teams called in as search for missing man enters fourth day

Specialist teams and dogs from Police Scotland are expected in Orkney today as the search for a missing Papa Westray man enters its fourth day. Sergei Ivanov, 55,  was last seen on April 3, at around 10am, near his home at Tredwell. He was reported missing on April 9. Local police, coastguard and lifeboat crews […]

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Council wants comments on fuel poverty strategy

Orkney Islands Council has published a draft strategy to tackle fuel poverty in the county and would like to feedback from the public. Orkney is top of Scotland’s fuel poverty table, with 63 per cent of households estimated to be “fuel poor” – spending more than ten per cent of its income on heating. The figure […]

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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 the story of the ongoing search for a missing resident of Papa Westray — 55-year-old artist Sergei Ivanov. Also in this week’s paper: • Orkney Islands Council has branded an article on local authority […]

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