Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Innovation Zone plans discussed by Island Working Group

Islands minister Derek Mackay has heard about plans to establish a local Island Innovation Zone for Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides. As part of the 11th meeting of the Island Areas Ministerial Working Group, island council leaders presented proposals to establish a Local Island Innovation Zone with new and enhanced …

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OIC Vacancies


Working Together for a Better Orkney Social Care Assistant, Short Breaks and Supported Accommodation (Ref: ORK00637) 33.17 hours per week, Shift working over 7 days/nights, Temporary up to 31 March 2016, £21,042 – £22,218 pro rata Closing date: Sunday 29 November 2015 Clerical Assistant, Glaitness Centre (Ref: ORK00649) 12 hours …

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Scottish Government must act to stem the tide of jobs flowing from marine renewables industry – McArthur

Liam McArthur MSP.

Following the news that Aquamarine Power has folded, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has renewed his call for the funding allocated to an unattainable multi-million-pound wave power prize to be made available immediately to support the marine renewables industry. Administrators for Aquamarine Power said yesterday that the firm has failed to find …

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Loganair announce senior appointment

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Loganair – which is currently under scrutiny over punctuality and reliability issues – has announced the appointment of an industry veteran as a new operations director. The airline says that Edinburgh-born Maurice Boyle is an experienced manager with 35 years of commercial aviation experience – the last 10 years at …

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Discussion sessions on the future of education

Education secretary Angela Constance MSP.

Discussion sessions for teachers and parents on the draft National Improvement Framework will take place in Orkney next week. According to the Scottish Government, the National Improvement Framework will play an important role in providing the evidence needed to close the attainment gap and continually improve Scottish education and is …

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McArthur presses case for Flotta oil terminal

Flotta Oil Terminal 

(Picture: Craig Taylor)

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used a ministerial statement in the Scottish Parliament to press for concerted action by the UK and Scottish governments, working alongside the oil and gas sector, to help ensure the longer term viability of processing at the Flotta terminal. The statement by the minister for business, …

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£2.5m funding secured for Orkney LEADER programme


Orkney has been allocated over £2.5million of funding to deliver the Orkney LEADER programme until 2020. The LEADER programme is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme, funded by the Scottish Government and European Community. The programme will be used to develop small-scale, community driven, innovative projects which will support …

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Flotta facility investments

Oil and gas services company Fjord Processing — formerly known as Opus Maxim — has announced new jobs and a significant investment at their main Scottish centre at Flotta. Two new posts have been created at the centre, where £1m has also been invested to improve research and testing facilities. …

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Education Summit Meets In Orkney

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, is in Orkney today to lead an education summit between council leaders, councillors and officers from Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles. The summit, set to take place at Orkney College will, according to Orkney Islands Council, involve attendees working together …

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Charity auction of straw to take place at mart


A special charity sale of straw is due to take place at Orkney Auction Mart today, Monday. The straw has been donated by Gill & Co, from Easter Ross, and will be baled by Bill and Caroline Matheson from the Black Isle. The haulage has been organised by the Orkney branch …

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Island abattoirs set for more sustainable future

A new project set up by The Prince of Wales hopes to safeguard the future of abattoirs on various Scottish islands – including here in Orkney – in order to protect local agriculture, jobs and businesses. The Sustaining Island Abattoirs in Scotland Project has been launched this week, and will …

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Fishing leaders call for isles protection for industry


Fisheries associations in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles have combined forces to urge the Scottish Government to protect the industry in the island groups. They are seeking a meeting with Transport and Islands Minister Derek Mackay to present 10 recommendations which the associations say would help secure a future …

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Jobs to be cut at marine energy test centre


EMEC have announced that jobs are to go at the Orkney based marine energy test centre as part of a restructure at the company. In a statement, the company said that EMEC will be restructuring “to ensure that its world-leading marine energy test facilities can continue to respond to the …

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