Archive for August 10th, 2017

Native breeds reign supreme at Dounby cattle competition

The title of overall winner at today’s Dounby Show cattle section has been awarded to a three-year-old pedigree Aberdeen Angus cow, shown by Messrs Davidson, from Skaill Farm, in Sandwick. A “delighted” John Davidson said the homebred cow, named Skaill Estella P117, was from the bull Blelack Blackrod and was out of a dam from the Diana family. […]

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Charollais is Dounby sheep champion

Taking the top spot in the sheep section of the Dounby Show was the Charollais section winner, the 3-shear ram, Logie Durno Outlander. The ram, which was by Riverdale Noble, was shown by Sheena Coghill of Muce Farm, Birsay. The three judges, Davie Middleton of Laurencekirk, Hamish Baillie of Tankerness, and Isobel Angus of Thurso, […]

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Millquoy Shetland brood mare is Dounby’s top horse

The overall champion horse at this year’s Dounby Show was the Shetland brood mare Millquoy Danielle, shown by J. & M. Slater of Millquoy, Stenness. The 10-year-old horse was sired by Drum Director and out of the dam Millquoy Drummies Dancer. The overall reserve was the best in-hand pony on the day, Hermits Desert Storm, […]

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Roadworks in Stromness

Orkney Islands Council has advised that there will be road closures in Stromness, next week, to enable road repairs to be carried out: John Street will be closed  to vehicles on Monday, August 14, while Victoria Street (from Church Road to Graham Place), Graham Place, and Dundas Street will all be closed next Tuesday and Wednesday, […]

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Should we tax our tourists?

Following a backlash over plans to introduce a ‘tourist tax’ in Orkney, those behind the proposals have moved to allay the fears of island residents and Orcadians living away from home. Last week, it was reported that all non-residents visiting the islands could face a daily charge of £3 per person, prompting an outcry on […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available from all the usual outlets, and online here. This week’s front page features: • Should we tax our tourists? Following a backlash over plans to introduce a “tourist tax” in Orkney, those behind proposals argue that the idea has been misrepresented. • A peedie taster of […]

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Dounby Show day is here!

The Dounby Show kicks off today, in the West Mainland, with all the best livestock and produce from the area on show. One of Orkney’s two biggest agricultural shows, along with the County Show, the Dounby Show also incorporates fairground rides, crafts stalls, entertainment and food stalls. The show begins with the Horse section judging […]

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