Archive for June 2nd, 2017

The Blue Door receives special award from the Queen

The Blue Door, Kirkwall, has been announced as the first ever recipient in Orkney of a special award from Her Majesty the Queen. The volunteer-run charity shop in Victoria Street has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service — the MBE for volunteer groups. Rita Jamieson, who founded the Blue Door in 2003  was delighted upon […]

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UK adventurer is climbing hills to raise money

A 21-year-old adventurer has been trekking up Hoy’s Ward Hill today, as part of a challenge to climb the highest points in every county in the UK. Alex Staniforth, from Cheshire, has spent the last week climbing some of the highest peaks in Scotland’s and will travel down the country’s east coast, tackling the rest, after […]

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Royal Navy Divers dispatched to Brough of Birsay

A team of Royal Navy clearance divers arrived in Orkney this morning, Friday, after receiving a call last night regarding an unexploded ordnance, close to the Brough of Birsay. Police in Kirkwall were first alerted to the suspected wartime ordnance, yesterday morning. The access road to the Brough was soon closed to public access. Now, […]

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Junior inter-county athletes prepare for 70th competition

Orkney’s junior inter-county stars are preparing to head up to Shetland as they target an inter-county treble. Led by overall captain Kayla Smith, Orkney’s band of young sporting athletes are seeking to retain the Stuart Cup for a third successive year, a feat not achieved since the early 1990s. The historic junior inter-county competition, now […]

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Getting down to business in Stromness

Business Gateway Orkney are to run two drop-in sessions in Stromness this summer, with the first taking place today. Business Gateway provides business advice and support, including a range of courses, to businesses in Orkney. New start and existing businesses are being invited to drop in and speak to a member of the BG team […]

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