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NHS warn of norovirus risk

NHS Orkney have released a public health warning about the current risk of norovirus. According to director of public health, Dr Louise Wilson, norovirus — also known as “winter vomiting virus” — is known to be circulating within the community in Orkney. She advised that anyone who has diarrhoea or vomiting should stay off work or school […]

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McArthur calls for parliamentary vote on HIE plans

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has demanded that Scottish ministers concede to a full vote of Parliament over plans to centralise Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). At Mr McArthur’s request, the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) has confirmed that ministers could sidestep full parliamentary approval in its attempt to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands […]

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Sanday Seal Rescue

Lucky rescue for Sanday seal pup

Members of the Community Development Trust in Sanday came to the aid of a grey seal pup last Friday, December 2. The young seal had become trapped in a gap between large rocks, close to Loth ferry terminal. With the aid of the local coastguard, the team from the development trust were able rescue the […]

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The Warehouse Buildings, Stromness.

Police Scotland welcomed to Warehouse Buildings

An open event at the Warehouse Buildings, in Stromness, this week will welcome Police Scotland to the facility. From 4pm until 7pm, on Thursday, December 8, the public can go along and find out more about how the service will work. Police Scotland will be occupying office space on the ground floor of Warehouse Buildings and, under […]

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Kris Drever is performing in the King Street Halls in Kirkwall tonight.
(Genevieve Stevenson)

Kris Drever named Composer of the Year at 2016 Trad awards

Acclaimed Orcadian musician Kris Drever has been named Composer of the Year at the 2016 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music awards in Dundee tonight. Because he was gigging with his band, Lau, in Edinburgh, Kris was unable to collect his award in person, but made his acceptance speech via video.    

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Folk Festival and The Reel miss out on Trad awards

The Orkney Folk Festival and The Reel have missed out on a 2016 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music award. Hailed by many as the most prestigious awards ceremony in the traditional music calendar, Hands Up for Trad are handing out awards to the best talent in Scottish traditional music at a ceremony in Dundee tonight, Saturday. The […]

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Outside centre kicked eight of Orkney's points this afternoon.

Disappointing Orkney RFC defeated

A disappointing performance resulted in a disappointing result for Orkney RFC this afternoon, as St Boswells ran out 13-19 winners at Picky this afternoon. The home side were always behind in a scrappy 80 minutes, with Darren McLean getting Orkney’s only try of the day five minutes from time to put the inexperienced and depleted […]

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A parade of 'horses' in South Ronaldsay.

Summer tradition on show for Christmas season

The Orkney Museum’s Christmas Exhibition opens today, Saturday, with a celebration of a unique Orkney event. The Boy’s Ploughing Match takes place at the Sand o’ Wright, in South Ronaldsay, every August. The exhibition will not only feature the miniature ploughs used by the boys, but also the Festival of the Horse, with its beautiful and […]

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NHS-Feat

NHS warn of norovirus risk

NHS Orkney have released a public health warning about the current risk of norovirus. According to director of public health, Dr Louise Wilson, norovirus — also known as “winter vomiting virus” — is known to be circulating within the community in Orkney. She advised that anyone who has diarrhoea or vomiting should stay off work or school […]

Full Story

hie-logo

McArthur calls for parliamentary vote on HIE plans

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has demanded that Scottish ministers concede to a full vote of Parliament over plans to centralise Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). At Mr McArthur’s request, the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) has confirmed that ministers could sidestep full parliamentary approval in its attempt to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands […]

Full Story

The Warehouse Buildings, Stromness.

Police Scotland welcomed to Warehouse Buildings

An open event at the Warehouse Buildings, in Stromness, this week will welcome Police Scotland to the facility. From 4pm until 7pm, on Thursday, December 8, the public can go along and find out more about how the service will work. Police Scotland will be occupying office space on the ground floor of Warehouse Buildings and, under […]

Full Story

FolkFest24May2015_044

Folk Festival and The Reel miss out on Trad awards

The Orkney Folk Festival and The Reel have missed out on a 2016 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music award. Hailed by many as the most prestigious awards ceremony in the traditional music calendar, Hands Up for Trad are handing out awards to the best talent in Scottish traditional music at a ceremony in Dundee tonight, Saturday. The […]

Full Story

Sanday Seal Rescue

Lucky rescue for Sanday seal pup

Members of the Community Development Trust in Sanday came to the aid of a grey seal pup last Friday, December 2. The young seal had become trapped in a gap between large rocks, close to Loth ferry terminal. With the aid of the local coastguard, the team from the development trust were able rescue the […]

Full Story

Kris Drever is performing in the King Street Halls in Kirkwall tonight.
(Genevieve Stevenson)

Kris Drever named Composer of the Year at 2016 Trad awards

Acclaimed Orcadian musician Kris Drever has been named Composer of the Year at the 2016 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music awards in Dundee tonight. Because he was gigging with his band, Lau, in Edinburgh, Kris was unable to collect his award in person, but made his acceptance speech via video.    

Full Story

Outside centre kicked eight of Orkney's points this afternoon.

Disappointing Orkney RFC defeated

A disappointing performance resulted in a disappointing result for Orkney RFC this afternoon, as St Boswells ran out 13-19 winners at Picky this afternoon. The home side were always behind in a scrappy 80 minutes, with Darren McLean getting Orkney’s only try of the day five minutes from time to put the inexperienced and depleted […]

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