Archive for June 6th, 2017

Flybe to compete with Loganair on flight routes

Flybe has today announced that it is to enter into direct competition with Loganair on several air routes, including Kirkwall to Aberdeen. Today’s announcement, of a partnership between Flybe and Eastern Airways, looks set to mean up to three flights a day on the Aberdeen, Sumburgh and Kirkwall routes. The signing of a new Head of […]

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Ship visit cancelled due to weather

  The visit of the large liner MSC Preziosa which was due alongside at Hatston Pier tomorrow, Wednesday, has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. A spokesman for OIC Marine Services said that the master of the vessel had decided against making the port call due to the weather conditions. The ship had been […]

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Pickaquoy Centre cafe to be managed in-house

The Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall is set to take over the running of the Centre Café, with management being taken in-house from Monday, June 12. This is the first time since December 2006 that the Café has not operated as a franchise. This comes as a result of the 2020 project, which both Picky Trustees and staff have been working […]

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Cruise ship passengers enjoy their day in Hoy

The visit of the first ever modern-day cruise ship to Lyness has been hailed as a success. The Berlin spent the day alongside Lyness yesterday, Monday, while on charter to the National Trust for Scotland, taking passengers on what was described as a ‘cultural cruise.’ A spokesman for the National Trust for Scotland said: “The […]

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