Archive for August 4th, 2017

Colligarth calf takes top prize at Sanday Show

The shows season got off to a breezy but rain-free start at Sanday Show today where the Browns of Colligarth Farm broke Malcom and Angela Lennie of Seaview’s five-year run of success in the cattle section with a February-born, home-bred Limousin-cross calf, that also went on to pick up the prize for Best Exhibit in Show. […]

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Whit’s on this weekend?

At a loss for what to do this weekend? Have no fear! The Orcadian is here with a few peedie suggestions on what to get up to over the next few days… Electric Mother — Bloodstock or Bust, The Auld Motorhoose, Kirkwall Orkney’s own metal five-piece, Electric Mother, will soon be embarking their furthest ever […]

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Yacht rescued after taking in water off Hoy

Stromness Lifeboat called out just after 7pm last night, Thursday, to head to a yacht which was taking on water off Orkney. The vessel was approximately 13 miles south-west of Hoy Sound at the time. The NorthLink ferry Hamnavoe and the fishing vessel Caledonia II also headed towards the yacht, named Sea laughter. On arrival […]

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New exotic wildlife centre to open tomorrow

As show season kicks off, folk from all over the county will be flocking to the various agricultural show to see livestock, poultry, dogs, and other animals. But this weekend will also see a selection of animals of a rather more exotic variety go on display. Tomorrow, Saturday, at Fernvalley Wildlife Centre near Tingwall in […]

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Orkney’s shows season kicks off in Sanday

Orkney’s shows season officially kicks off this morning with the Sanday Show. The show, which is one of Orkney’s two north isles shows, is set to begin at 9am, with judging commencing shortly after. New categories have been introduced in some categories in a bid attract some new blood to the show. This year’s president […]

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