Archive for August 2nd, 2017

Plaque unveiled in memory of historic aircraft landing

A special plaque was unveiled near Scapa beach earlier today, Wednesday, celebrating 100 years since Edwin Dunning landed an aircraft on a moving ship, in Scapa Flow On 2 August 1917, Squadron Commander Dunning landed a Sopwith Pup biplane on HMS Furious in Scapa Flow, in what has proved to be a landmark moment in aviation history. […]

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Royal Navy tribute 100 years on from historic landing

100 years to the day since the first ever aircraft landed on a moving Royal Navy ship, a poignant and historic moment took place in Scapa Flow this morning, Wednesday, when a Royal Navy helicopter landed on the deck of the brand new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The recently completed aircraft carrier was making […]

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Five new public benches for Kirkwall

Kirkwall BID have been granted planning permission to install 5 new benches and 3 wooden planters in the town centre.  After feedback from the public and BID members indicated that there was a lack of seating around the town centre, Kirkwall BID decided to address this issue by offering places for folk to meet and socialise as […]

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Police appeal after vehicle collision

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information following a vehicle collision in the Co-op car park, Pickaquoy Road. A black Volkswagen Bora is thought to have collided with another vehicle, causing damage to it, between 7pm and 7.15pm on Monday, July 31. Anyone with any information should contact Kirkwall Police Station on 101 or crime stoppers anonymously on […]

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