Archive for June 7th, 2017

More rainfall in the past 24 hours than entirety of May

Video: Some areas have fared worse than others in the past 24 hours. Here’s a short video from today, at the water-logged looking site of the new Balfour Hospital.   Orkney saw more rainfall in the past 24 hours than was seen in the whole of May this year, according to Rousay-based astronomer and weather […]

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Vice-chairman elected

The first meeting of the new Orkney Islands Council Education, Leisure and Housing committee was held today, where newly elected councillor John Ross Scott was named as vice-chairman. He was proposed for the role by Councillor Stephen Clackson, seconded by Councillor Steve Sankey. No one else stood for the post. Councillor Rob Crichton was earlier […]

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Council advises driver caution after downpour

With the incredibly wet weather seen last night and this morning, Orkney Islands Council is advising drivers to be careful on the roads today. According to the council, no roads have been closed but there is lots of water lying in areas around the county. Teams from the council’s roads department are out, keeping an […]

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Burst water main in Deerness

A number homes in the Deerness area, were affected by a burst water main in the early hours of this morning. Scottish Water have reported that a  team were called to the site and have now completed repairs to the main, with normal water supplies being restored from 8am.”

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