Two arrested following Kirkwall house fire

Two men have been arrested following investigations into a house fire in Kirkwall on Friday afternoon. According to police, both men will both appear at Kirkwall Sheriff Court on Monday and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal. While the police are not looking for further persons regarding ...

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Semi-final win for Orkney FC

A penalty shootout saw Orkney Football Club take victory across the Firth today in the semi-final of the Football Times Cup. The game against Thurso went into extra time, after a 1-1 draw at full time, but neither side were able to clinch a decider. Going into penalties, Thurso missed the ...

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Twelve per cent of surveyed Orkney businesses had no internet connection

Orkney has the highest number of businesses with no internet connection in the Highlands and Islands. That is according to a study commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), which surveyed 138 businesses in the county last year. The survey showed that, out of all nine of the regions involved, ...

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Council allocated cash to support language learning

Orkney Islands Council is to receive £28,000 from the Scottish Government to support language learning. Five local councils in the Highlands and Islands have been allocated £529,000 of £7.2 million announced by the Scottish Government. The money can be invested in “local priorities:, which the Government says can include training ...

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Thumbs up for North Isles Landscape Partnership scheme

Progress with plans for a North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme met with the approval of councillors this week, when the initiative was under discussion in the council chamber. Members of the development and infrastructure committee were considering an outline of the proposed scheme, to enable a first round application to ...

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House fire in Kirkwall confined to porch

Fire appliances from Kirkwall and Stromness were called to attend a property fire in the Strynd, Kirkwall, earlier this afternoon. A fire service spokesman said that damage was confined to the porch of the house, and that investigations were continuing into the cause of the blaze, which occurred around 12.30pm.

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Major funding for Eday energy project

A community renewables project in Orkney has received £1.35 million from the Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund. Orkney Surf ‘n’ Turf will combine electricity from two tidal turbines and a wind turbine on Eday – which often produce more power than can be used in the area. The excess ...

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Orcadian explorer to be remembered in concert

Dr John Rae

Orcadian explorer, Dr John Rae is to be remembered as part of a concert taking place in Aberdeen this weekend. The event, which takes place on Sunday at St Andrew’s Cathedral, will showcase the work of composer Ed Jones, a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. Mr Jones has ...

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