Archive for September 7th, 2017

Orkney International Science Festival officially underway

In a break from tradition, the official opening of the 2017 Orkney International Science Festival moved out of Kirkwall this morning, taking place instead within the Orphir Church, in an event which also marked the launch of the final leg of the St Magnus Way Pilgrimage. The church was the venue for the opening launch […]

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Hearing to be held for Stromness care home worker

A care worker, who was employed at the council-run care home in Stromness, is to appear before a hearing next week to answer to a series of allegations. The employee, Matus Horvath, worked at St Peter’s House as a social care assistant. The allegations against him, which date back to June 2015, include placing his […]

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Final leg of the St Magnus Way launches today

The fifth and final leg of the St Magnus Way launches today, Thursday, as part of the Orkney International Science Festival. Today, the walk launches at Orphir Kirk, with a ticketed event welcoming travel writer, Christopher Sommerville. The walk itself is free, leaving Orphir Kirk at 11.15 and walking along the shore of Scapa Flow […]

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Orkney International Science Festival kicks off

The Orkney International Science Festival 2017 gets underway today, with a line-up full of insightful and interesting events planned for venues around the Orkney mainland. The annual festival, which this year runs until Wednesday, September 13, has the sound of the sea running through it, with topics ranging from ancient Norse navigation to tidal power. […]

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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 here. This week’s front page features stories on: • A car crash victim breaks his silence after his spinal fracture was missed by NHS Orkney. • Three “prominent” Kirkwall businesses may have been failing to pay staff the legal minimum […]

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