Archive for June 15th, 2017

Norwegian Royal couple to arrive in Orkney

Orkney is to play host to Royal visitors from Norway over the next few days, as Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are due to arrive in the county to mark the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus. The visit, during the opening weekend of the St Magnus Festival, celebrates Orkney’s longstanding […]

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Road closures in Kirkwall for Royal visit

Orkney Islands Council is advising that Broad Street will be closed to traffic tomorrow between 12.30 and 3.45pm during the visit to Orkney by the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway. The council is also asking people for their co-operation by not parking in Broad Street during the morning, to allow preparations for the […]

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Carmichael: “I am not a candidate for party leader”

Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has confirmed that he will not be standing to become the next leader of the UK Liberal Democrat party. Mr Carmichael’s statements follow the resignation of party leader Tim Farron, yesterday. Mr Farron has stated that he decided to stand down due to conflicts between his religious beliefs, as […]

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Busy period for visiting cruise ships

Five small cruise ships are due to visit Orkney this Saturday. Between the five vessels they will be carrying just over 700 passengers. The Serenissima and Corinthian are due in Stromness, the Star Pride at Hatston, with the Hebridean Sky and Silver Explorer due in at Kirkwall Pier. In total they will be carrying 712 […]

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Local appeal launched following London tower block fire

A Kirkwall-based removals and haulage company has launched an appeal, after this week’s tragic fire in London. McAdie & Reeve are asking anyone who may want to donate clothes, shoes, toiletries or anything else that may be of use to the families affected to drop them in at their premises, on Crowness Road, Hatston. Inga […]

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Hoy walking tour celebrates composer

A walking talk with archaeologist Dan Lee, part of an exhibition celebrating the life of composer Peter Maxwell Davies, is set to take place on Hoy, this Saturday, June 17. Peter Maxwell Davies, known to his friends as Max, spoke in interviews about walking through his music in Hoy as part of his process of composing. […]

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Churchill Barriers to feature on TV

Wartime Scapa Flow is to feature on the next episode of The People’s History Show which is due to air next week. Fronted by presenter and journalist Sarah Mack and historian and adventurer Ashley Cowie, the series looks back in time to discover the places and people that make up Scotland’s shared social history. Among […]

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Scottish Government faces £60m fines over flawed farm funding system

The Scottish Government will face a further £60 million in fines for errors over its handling of the farm payments system, an Audit Scotland report has set out. The report, which was published yesterday, was carried by the independent body to look at the progress made by the government regarding the CAP Futures programme, since […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s paper is now available from all the usual outlets, and here. This week’s front page features the story of an Orcadian MS sufferer, who has set out to find the sum of £55,000 to pay for  a treatment in Mexico, that she believes could change her life. Victory for Carmichael — we have […]

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