Police have advised that a large quantity of heart medication has been reported stolen.
It is believed the blister packs of pills, which are several different shapes and colours, went missing on Friday, March 7, from a mobility scooter in the foyer area of the Tesco supermarket.
A spokeswoman from Kirkwall Police Station said: “The medication went missing on Friday, although it was only reported to us today.
“This medication could be extremely hazardous to health if consumed inappropriately and we’d ask anybody who knows its whereabouts to contact us immediately on 101.”
Island councillors will be presented with a report in June on potential solutions to wave overtopping on the second barrier and details on any potential for tidal energy capture.
The report will follow on from a high-level numerical modelling and engineering study currently being carried out by JBA Consulting, which has seen data gathered on sea levels, waves and tidal measurements.
The data has been used to build a computer model which can estimate tidal energy potential as well help to refine possible solutions to wave overtopping. Solutions being explored include an offshore breakwater, a reface of the existing barrier, replacing part of the existing barrier with a bridge type structure and beach recharge.
Following the presentation of the report councillors will be asked to make a decision on the preferred solution which may or may not include tidal energy capture. The preferred solution will then be taken forward for analysis by physical hydraulic modelling, with the final consultant’s report due in December following which it will be reported to members to take a final decision on how to proceed.
The council’s engineering services manager Peter Bevan said: “Wave overtopping at barrier number two is an important issue to the council and the communities that use the barriers. There are various solutions that we have been looking at and it’s important that we take the time to ensure that the solution the council chooses is the right one.”
Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information on the following:
• between 1.15pm and 3pm on Saturday, March 8, a black motor vehicle was damaged while parked at the Pickaquoy Centre car park.
• between 7.30pm and 8.15pm on Saturday, March 8, an item was removed from the front passenger seat of a vehicle while parked on Inganess Road, Kirkwall.
• between November 8, 2013, and November 26, 2013, a quantity of sand was placed into a domestic oil tank at an address on Sanday.
• between 6.45pm on February 28, and 7.30am on March 3, windscreen wipers were ripped from the front windscreen of a van while parked at Papdale Road, Kirkwall.
Anybody with information in relation to these incidents is asked to contact Kirkwall Police Station on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The chief executive of the OIC, Alistair Buchan, has paid tribute to Captain Nigel Mills, a former director of harbours with the council.
Captain Mills was killed in a motorcycle accident near Alness on Thursday night.
Mr Buchan said: “Nigel was a dedicated, loyal and hard-working colleague who achieved much in his time as Director of Harbours in what was a particularly challenging time for the service.
“He will be sorely missed and our thoughts go out to all of his family at this tragic and very sad time.”
The accident occurred around 8.50pm on Thursday and Captain Mills’ pillion passenger was seriously injured and transferred to Raigmore Hospital, in Inverness.
Police Scotland are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them on 101.
Police have confirmed that the missing teenage girl, who prompted an appeal on Saturday morning, has been found safe and well.
A spokesman said the local force were grateful to local Coastguard volunteers for their help.
Orkney won 4-3 after extra-time in an end-to-end match.
Mark Berry and Erik Bews scored inside 90 minutes for Orkney before the game finished 2-2, with extra-time goals from Martin Wishart and Chris Simpson securing the win for Orkney FC.
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