Archive for September 1st, 2017

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… Orkney Rock Festival It’s time to get ready to rock as Kirkwall hosts the fourth annual Orkney Rock Festival, this weekend. This year’s festival is set to be one of the biggest yet, with […]

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Rugby team kick-off 2017/18 league campaign

Orkney RFC’s first XV begin their 2017/18 league campaign tomorrow afternoon when they host Highland RFC at Pickaquoy. Orkney drew with Highland at home last season, and lost the return fixture in Inverness, finishing in eighth place in BT National League Division 3, while their visitors finished fifth. It should prove a tough test for […]

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Orkney FC begin season with Morrison Park trip

Orkney FC begin their 2017/18 North Caledonian League season tomorrow, making the short trip across the Pentland Firth to face Halkirk United at Morrison Park. With several new additions to the squad, including ex-Highland League ace James Pickles, confidence will be high of getting their league campaign off to a positive start. Manager Charlie Alway, […]

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Bookshop stop for travel writer

Acclaimed travel writer, Christopher Somerville will be appearing at The Orcadian Bookshop this Tuesday night, September 5, for a chat and a glass of wine. Mr Somerville is in the county to open The Orkney International Science  Festival with a talk in Orphir, on Thursday, September 7. He has spent 25 years writing and broadcasting […]

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Police appeal after cat shot

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information after a cat was injured earlier this week. Police say they think the animal may have been shot with an air rifle. According to police, a large ginger cat was hurt in the Orphir area on Tuesday this week, sometime between 8am and 5pm, and the injury sustained […]

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