Archive for July 4th, 2017

Councillors approve Kirkwall harbour front plans

The members of Orkney Islands Council have today backed proposals for controversial changes to Kirkwall’s Harbour Street. During a meeting of the full council this morning, members voted in favour of with proposals, with a majority vote of 13. Seven councillors voted for further public consultation to take place — an amendment put forward by […]

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Hoy Sound distress beacon was false alarm

It has been confirmed that the emergency distress beacon activated in in Hoy Sound this morning was a false alarm. A full-scale sea search was launched following the discovery of the beacon, involving both Stromness and Longhope Lifeboat crews, as well as members of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). An MCA spokesperson has now […]

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Full-scale sea search underway in Hoy Sound

It is understood that a full-scale sea search is being conducted in Hoy Sound, this morning, following the activation of an emergency distress beacon in the area. Stromness and Longhope Lifeboat crews are currently searching the area. It is believed that they are being assisted by a team from the Coastguard, as well as rescue […]

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