Archive for April 14th, 2017

Only pride to play for in penultimate game

With only pride to play for Orkney rugby club’s first XV will be looking to finish their league campaign on a high with two consecutive home games lined up — the first against Perthshire RFC tomorrow. Orkney are sitting in eighth place in BT National League Division 3, and have secured their place in the […]

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Orkney FC hope to complete Jock Mackay Cup dream

Lifting the Jock Mackay Cup is the dream Orkney Football Club could make a reality this Saturday, as they aim to finish their 2016/17 season with a flourish. Standing in the islanders path to cup glory are Tain St. Duthus who, like Orkney, are aiming to get their hands on the Jock Mackay Cup for […]

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World’s most powerful tidal turbine hits peak power generation

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine, developed and manufactured by Orkney-based company Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited, has reached its peak power generation at Orkney’s European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). The 2MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine has been undergoing a testing programme at EMEC, which lead to its full 2MW export capacity being achieved on April […]

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Rangers gearing up for World Heritage Site Day

Orkney’s World Heritage Site rangers have a busy few days ahead, in the run up to World Heritage Site Day on Tuesday, April 18. Earlier this week, Sandra Miller and Elaine Clarke were in Glasgow promoting the Heart of Neolithic Orkney at a World Heritage event in the Kelvin Grove Museum. The Orkney stall promoted the World […]

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St Magnus Way website unveiled

The website for the St Magnus Way – a 55-mile walking route in the Mainland – launches today, Friday. Like the walk itself, www.stmagnusway.com aims to be a restful place of exploration, combining stunning imagery of the pilgrimage route with information about walking the route and resources to download. It is also the place to download […]

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Change to Shore Street crossing

Motorists are asked to be aware of changes to the Zebra Crossing outside The Shore, on Kirkwall, Shore Street. According to Orkney Islands Council, the “pedestrian island” in the middle of the cross has been removed and pedestrians have no stopping point when crossing the road. Drivers approaching the crossing should therefore treat them like […]

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