Archive for April 21st, 2017

Scouting For Girls to play new Kirkwall venue

Amidst speculation that more big name acts could be on their way to Orkney, it has been announced that UK chart-toppers Scouting For Girls will soon be performing in Kirkwall. The pop-rock trio — known for their hit singles She’s So Lovely, Elvis Ain’t Dead, and Heartbeat — are set to play the town’s newest venue, The Old Library, […]

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General Election vote count to take place in Orkney

The counting of votes for the Orkney and Shetland Constituency in the upcoming General Election will take place in Orkney. The election takes place on Thursday, June 8, and Returning Officer, Alistair Buchan, has confirmed that the votes will be counted at an overnight count in Kirkwall Grammar School. The votes from Shetland will be […]

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Jazz Festival kicks off

The 21st Orkney Jazz Festival kicked off this morning, Friday, with a Creole Jamboree. Sessions will be taking place in The Stromness Hotel across the weekend, with this year’s line up including performances from Diplomats of Jazz, Bill Salmond’s Louisiana Ragtime Band, and the Tony Lee Trio. The festival is due conclude with a closing session […]

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Police appeal for information on overtaking driver

Police in Orkney are appealing for information after a case of poor driving was reported on the Kirkwall to Stromness road earlier this week. The incident took place at about 5.15pm on Tuesday, April 18, between Davies Brig and Finstown when a white car overtook several other vehicles, at speed, causing an oncoming car to take […]

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Loganair aircraft to carry defibrillators

Loganair is set to carry defibrillators on board its aircraft. The announcement comes after concerns were put to airline, earlier this year, that it was one of the few airlines not to carry the equipment on its services. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur made representations to Loganair over the matter and welcomed the news. According to Mr […]

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Mobile phone coverage and high-speed broadband on the agenda at digital forum

A Northern Isles Digital Forum will be held today in Kirkwall Town Hall. Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael will open the event which will include presentations from EE on mobile phone coverage and 4G, and HIE on the high-speed broadband programme. Ofcom will also give a presentation on the spectrum auction, regulations and a […]

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