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

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 a buyer and been forced […]

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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 wave and tidal industry’s changing […]

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16 more jobs go at Pelamis as HIE gain assets

The remaining 16 staff at wave energy company Pelamis are to be made redundant, with the job losses adding to the 40 redundancies announced last month. Blair Nimmo and Gary Fraser of KPMG LLP, who were appointed as Joint Administrators of Pelamis Wave Power Limited in November, on Friday announced that following a sales process […]

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Island renewables capable of supporting thousands of jobs

Scotland’s energy minister Fergus Ewing will today convene an electricity grid summit in Stornoway, alongside council leaders and local politicians from Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles to tackle barriers to investment and chart a course of action. The independent Baringa report, commissioned jointly by the Scottish and UK Governments, demonstrated clearly the massive potential […]

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Orkney tested device could provide jobs boost

A marine energy device tested in Orkney could provide a major jobs boost for the Western Isles it was claimed this week. Aquamarine Power’s proposed wave farm on the Western Isles could create hundreds of long-term skilled jobs according to figures published earlier this week. The Edinburgh firm’s 40MW Lewis wave farm – which was […]

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New Kirkwall store creates 23 jobs

After a summer of keeping the public guessing, Dealz have announced that its new Kirkwall store will open this week, with the creation 23 jobs. The new outlet is in Albert Street, in the building which was once the home of Mountain Warehouse and Woolworths. It is set to open on Thursday. There will also […]

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Fish farm jobs boost for Eday

Over £1.3 million has been invested in a new fish farm site in Eday, by leading aquaculture company Scottish Sea Farms. The new site opened this week with the creation of six jobs. With a local population of only 150, this number of new jobs has been welcomed by the community. Local Area Manager, Richard […]

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MSP seeks guarantees for Orkney police jobs

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has pressed the cabinet secretary for justice to guarantee that no jobs would be lost in Orkney as a result of the Scottish Government’s creation of a single national police force. Commenting, Mr McArthur said: “At a recent meeting in Inverness, hosted by Northern Constabulary, the man charged with implementing the […]

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Vacancies

Relief Home Carer (Ref: ORK00887) £9.87 per hour, Hours are offered on an as and when required basis. We have opportunities all over Orkney but would be particularly interested to hear from those able to work on Eday, North Ronaldsay, Rousay and Sanday. The recruitment for the above post is on-going Support for Learning Assistant, […]

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