Archive for July 17th, 2017

Roman coin found at Rousay dig site

Archaeologists in Orkney recently made an exciting discovery, as they unearthed a Roman coin. The ancient copper alloy coin was found by teams working at the eroding beach at Swandro, in Rousay. It is believed to date from the mid-4th Century AD. It was found at the site of a small roundhouse. The Swandro site […]

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Body recovered following Yesnaby incident

Police have reported that the body of a man has been recovered at Yesnaby, following Saturday’s search. According to police, an extensive search operation was carried out on Saturday afternoon, after reports that a vehicle had gone into the sea. Although the identity of the man has not been released, police said he had been […]

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Stromness Shopping Week Queen is crowned

The 69th annual Stromness Shopping Week is now officially underway, having been formally declared open this morning. On the brand new stage in the Town House garden, Shopping Week Queen Megan MacLeod was officially crowned by Taylah Spence, who carried out the role as queen last year. Shopping Week was officially opened by Anne Robertson, of J. […]

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Stromness Shopping Week in full swing

One of the most anticipated events on the Orkney calendar, Stromness Shopping Week, is taking place this week, with the official opening taking place this morning. The week of events kicked off yesterday, with a church service held and a hack around the town boundary. Today sees the official opening of Stromness Shopping Week, by […]

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Palace Players make panto announcement

Eager theatre-goers and local thespians alike were pleased to find out the name of this year’s Kirkwall Panto, last weekend. On Saturday, local drama club, Palace Players, announced that they will be performing Beauty and the Beast by Alan Frayn, this December. Palace Players’ Erika Miller is delighted to directing this year’s pantomime, along with […]

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Lifeboat attends to cruise ship passenger

Kirkwall Lifeboat was requested to launch at 1.20am this morning by Shetland Coastguard to go to assist with a medical case onboard the cruise ship Hebridean Princess. The lifeboat arrived on scene a few minutes later as the ship was at Rerwick Head heading for Kirkwall, where the crew transferred a casualty care team to […]

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