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Kitchen Domestic, Sunnybrae (Ref: ORK01133) 9 hours per week, shift working over 7 days, Permanent, £19,675 pro rata Closing date: Wednesday 3 August 2016 House Parent, Papdale Halls of Residence (Ref: ORK01118) 37 hours per week, Term time, 43 weeks per year, Permanent, £22,179 – £24,067 / £24,768 – £27,187 …

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Farmers’ union sets out brexit commitments

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The National Farmers Union in Scotland (NFUS) has drawn up a list of commitments it wants governments to address following an exit from the European Union. In a statement to the UK and Scottish governments the union has said the next four rounds of farming payments must be delivered as …

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Transfer of Stromness OHAC staff to Kirkwall raised with health minister

Stromness Town House. (www.theorcadianphotos.co.uk)

Orkney Health and Care (OHAC) plans to relocate the community mental health team from the Stromness Town House to Kirkwall have been raised with Scotland’s health secretary, Shona Robison. The transfer of staff will see Stromness lose around twenty jobs and was greeted with anger and disappointment in the town. According …

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Orkney to benefit from £1 million aquaculture contract

Richard Darbyshire, Orkney Regional Production Manager with Scottish Sea Farms (right) and John Offord, Managing Director of Gael Force Group.

A new barge and moorings are to be located at Westerbister, in Holm, by Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) under a contract between the firm and Inverness-based Gael Force Group. The SeaMate 150T feed barge and mooring systems are part of a new contract worth almost £1 million, which was signed this …

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Orkney man sets up petition supporting British seafarers

A petition has been set up by an orkney man calling for british seafarers jobs to be protected.

The Orkney man behind a petition started this week, which aims to highlight the plight of British seafarers losing their jobs, says that he hopes to reach 100,000 supporters, which could result in the matter being raised in parliament. Eric Tait, 45, who lives in Stromness, says that on reaching …

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The benefits of renewables projects outlined in new report

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Scotland’s island economies could benefit from up to £725 million over the next 25 years from renewables projects, according to an independent report published this week. The report, which was commissioned by the Scottish Government and published by Baringa, provides analysis of the scale of the economic opportunities available to …

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Councillors approve OIC budget for 2016/17

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The OIC budget was passed at today’s meeting of the full council with a minor amendment to the education budget. In all, savings of £1.4 million are needed in 2016-17, following a substantial reduction in the funding the council will receive from the Scottish Government to run services in the …

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