First Parish Cup finalist set to be decided

Westray's William Bradley battles with St Andrew's Connan Rendall during Westray's quarter-final victory. Bradley will be hoping to provide the required industry and determination to help Westray reach a first Parish Cup final in six years.

The first Parish Cup semi-final second-leg is set to take place tomorrow afternoon with Rendall set to travel to Westray. On offer is a place in the Parish Cup final on Saturday, August 13. With the two teams battling out a 0-0 draw two weeks ago, the tie is on …

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Stromness Shopping Week draws to a close

Stromness Shopping Week.

The opening procession with the Shopping week Queen and her attendants.


Tom O'Brien

This evening sees this year’s Stromness Shopping Week Draw to a close. Throughout the day there will be a mixed bag of activities including a speed pool competition, the Holms race, a five-a-side football competition, the Ferry Inn 10k and a children’s fancy dress three-legged juice race. At 7pm the …

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A bit of ‘Disney Magic’ at Hatston Pier

Pluto, Mickey and Minnie were among those who entertained from the decks of The 'Disney Magic' cruise liner.

An estimated 1,000 spectators gathered at Hatston Pier this evening, to bid farewell to the Disney Magic cruise ship. The large crowd gathered from 5pm, and were delighted to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse among the characters who entertained from the decks above. Spectators were thrilled to see Goofy do a …

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Orkney to have a second crack at the Scorries


Orkney’s footballers are to continue their preparations for next weekend’s Milne Cup clash against Shetland this weekend, facing Wick Academy for the second consecutive Saturday. Last weekend saw Highland League side Academy beat the islanders 5-4 on penalties to lift the Green Challenge Cup after a 1-1 draw after 90 …

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Police appeal after windows damaged


Police are seeking information after a window was broken at Blue Joe’s shop on Albert Street, Kirkwall, sometime overnight on July 21. At about 12.55am the following day, July 22, a window at an address in Union Street, Kirkwall, was also damaged. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirkwall …

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Road works around Kirkwall


Orkney Islands Council is due to carry out surface dressing and road marking in and around Kirkwall, over this weekend and next week. Weather permitting, the work will be carried out at Hatston Brae, Great Western Road, Lynn Crescent, Glaitness Park, Laverock Road, Lynnpark, Marwick Drive, Muir Drive, Peerie Sea …

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Invitation to Disney Magic departure

The Disney Magic will depart at 6pm tomorrow.

Hatston Pier will be open to the public tomorrow evening, Friday, July 22, for the departure of the cruise ship Disney Magic after the last of her visits to Orkney this year. It’s an opportunity to see the Disney characters who are travelling on board, and to enjoy the entertainment …

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Orkney energy scheme receives £1.2m boost

Residents in Orkney are to benefit from a new smart-control energy system linking the renewable energy generated from wind turbines to the heating systems in their homes. Around 100 households in the islands are to trial the new scheme after the Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust (REWDT) received £1.2 …

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

July 21

This week’s paper is now available from all the usual outlets and here. On this week’s front page of The Orcadian: • Stromness Community Council calls for government intervention after being left in the dark over plans to relocate the Orkney Health and Care (OHAC) community mental health team to …

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New terminal for North Ronaldsay airport


  North Ronaldsay celebrated the opening of their brand new airport building this morning. The island’s terminal building now has a fire crew watch room and waiting room and a new garage for the fire vehicle that was purchased last year. The building cost around £275,000 and was built by a …

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Telephone problems resolved

Following a BT fault this morning, our telephone lines are fully operational again, and we are now able to receive calls. Thank you for your patience while the matter was being resolved.

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Telephone problems


We are experiencing problems with our phones this morning, due to a BT fault. If you need to contact us at the editorial office, please email For advertising, please contact and for general enquiries, emails can be sent to BT are working on the problem, and we …

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Weather warning


The Met Office has issued a Yellow Alert of rain valid from 9pm tomorrow Wednesday), until 9am on Thursday. Thunderstorms which will have broken out over Scotland on Wednesday are expected to continue to affect the far north of Scotland and Orkney and Shetland overnight Wednesday, and into Thursday morning. …

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Carmichael: vote on trident is “missed opportunity”

Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael.

Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael, has said “an opportunity has been missed” following this morning’s vote on the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons submarines. The vote, which took place in the House of Commons, saw the renewal of the UK’s nuclear weapons system with 472 votes to 117. Commenting …

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