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Campaigning for colostomy awareness in Kirkwall

A local colostomy awareness campaigner will be on-hand in Sutherland’s Pharmacy, in Kirkwall, today, offering information as part of this year’s National Colostomy Day. Lloyd Wainwright will be manning a stall at the pharmacy today from 10am to 4pm, with information about the Colostomy Association’s “Fight the Poo Taboo” campaign. National Colostomy Day is a […]

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Orkney RFC beat Greenock 88-7 today at Pickaquoyt.10/9/16Tom O'Brien

Will ex-Scotland internationalists inspire ORFC to victory?

Orkney RFC welcome third-placed Midlothian side Lasswade RFC to Pickaquoy’s centre pitch this Saturday, hoping that some midweek training from two Scottish ex-internationalists will provide the magic touch in their fifth league game of the season. Scotland’s record cap and points holder Chris Paterson and Nathan Hines, who was part of the Penguins side who […]

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Fara's debut album will be launched tonight, at the King Street Halls in Kirkwall.

Debut album launch

Orkney band, Fara will officially launch their debut album tonight, in Kirkwall’s King Street Halls, from 6pm. Cross The Line will get it’s first local airing, at the free concert, during which the four-girl line-up will be supported by Belt Hid Oot. Fara fiddler, Catriona Price said: “We want to say thank you to folk […]

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The Coastguard tug and the Russa Taign arrive at Hatston Pier this morning.

Coastguard tug arrives alongside with trawler

The Orkney trawler Russa Taign arrived safely alongside Hatston Pier shortly before 10am this morning, towed by the Coastguard emergency towing vessel Herakles. The fishing boat lost power around 12 miles off of Noup Head, Westray, in gale force eight winds last night. Stromness Lifeboat headed for the scene in the rough conditions, leaving harbour […]

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Two Green Party candidates to stand for council election

The Highlands and Islands Green Party has confirmed that it will field two candidates in next May’s council elections. They are Steve Sankey, of Gerraquoy, South Ronaldsay, who will stand in the East Mainland, Burray and South Ronaldsay Ward; and Helen Woodsford-Dean, from Harray, who is set to stand in the West Mainland Ward. Both […]

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Lifeboat and tug in Orkney trawler rescue

Stromness Lifeboat and the Coastguard emergency towing vessel Herakles are both heading to aid a local trawler which is suffering from engine problems west of Orkney this evening, Thursday. At 8.30pm the Kirkwall registered trawler Russa Taign, with seven crew onboard was in a position some 17 miles west of Westray, with the lifeboat almost […]

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Finnie: HIE merger talks “quashed”

Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has “quashed” the idea of a merger between Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Enterprise, according to list MSP for the Highlands and Islands John Finnie. Mr Finnie says that, during First Ministers Questions earlier today, he received reassurances from Ms Sturgeon that the Scottish Government will make sure HIE […]

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Film launched to attract votes for marine plan

Orkney Islands Council has published a short film to help attract public support for a local marine planning project. The OIC has been working with the Highland Council and Marine Scotland on the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan – a plan designed to manage development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney […]

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Campaigning for colostomy awareness in Kirkwall

A local colostomy awareness campaigner will be on-hand in Sutherland’s Pharmacy, in Kirkwall, today, offering information as part of this year’s National Colostomy Day. Lloyd Wainwright will be manning a stall at the pharmacy today from 10am to 4pm, with information about the Colostomy Association’s “Fight the Poo Taboo” campaign. National Colostomy Day is a […]

Full Story

Orkney RFC beat Greenock 88-7 today at Pickaquoyt.10/9/16Tom O'Brien

Will ex-Scotland internationalists inspire ORFC to victory?

Orkney RFC welcome third-placed Midlothian side Lasswade RFC to Pickaquoy’s centre pitch this Saturday, hoping that some midweek training from two Scottish ex-internationalists will provide the magic touch in their fifth league game of the season. Scotland’s record cap and points holder Chris Paterson and Nathan Hines, who was part of the Penguins side who […]

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The Coastguard tug and the Russa Taign arrive at Hatston Pier this morning.

Coastguard tug arrives alongside with trawler

The Orkney trawler Russa Taign arrived safely alongside Hatston Pier shortly before 10am this morning, towed by the Coastguard emergency towing vessel Herakles. The fishing boat lost power around 12 miles off of Noup Head, Westray, in gale force eight winds last night. Stromness Lifeboat headed for the scene in the rough conditions, leaving harbour […]

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Stromness Lifeboat.

Lifeboat and tug in Orkney trawler rescue

Stromness Lifeboat and the Coastguard emergency towing vessel Herakles are both heading to aid a local trawler which is suffering from engine problems west of Orkney this evening, Thursday. At 8.30pm the Kirkwall registered trawler Russa Taign, with seven crew onboard was in a position some 17 miles west of Westray, with the lifeboat almost […]

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Fara's debut album will be launched tonight, at the King Street Halls in Kirkwall.

Debut album launch

Orkney band, Fara will officially launch their debut album tonight, in Kirkwall’s King Street Halls, from 6pm. Cross The Line will get it’s first local airing, at the free concert, during which the four-girl line-up will be supported by Belt Hid Oot. Fara fiddler, Catriona Price said: “We want to say thank you to folk […]

Full Story

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Two Green Party candidates to stand for council election

The Highlands and Islands Green Party has confirmed that it will field two candidates in next May’s council elections. They are Steve Sankey, of Gerraquoy, South Ronaldsay, who will stand in the East Mainland, Burray and South Ronaldsay Ward; and Helen Woodsford-Dean, from Harray, who is set to stand in the West Mainland Ward. Both […]

Full Story

Finnie: HIE merger talks “quashed”

Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has “quashed” the idea of a merger between Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Enterprise, according to list MSP for the Highlands and Islands John Finnie. Mr Finnie says that, during First Ministers Questions earlier today, he received reassurances from Ms Sturgeon that the Scottish Government will make sure HIE […]

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