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Whit’s on this weekend?

At a loss for what to do this weekend? Have no fear! The Orcadian is here with a few peedie suggestions on what to get up to over the next few days… Phill Jupitus, The Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall Stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and television stalwart, Phill Jupitus is set to perform in Kirkwall tonight. With […]

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Carmichael: Protection for islands produce must continue

MP for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael, has called on the UK Government to prioritise international agreement on protection for geographically special produce after Britain leaves the EU. Mr Carmichael asked the Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP, what his department is doing to ensure protection […]

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Police appeal after theft from archaeological site

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information after money was taken from the till within the shop portacabin at the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site. The money is reported to have been taken between 10.20am and 11.00am on Sunday, July 9. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kirkwall Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on […]

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Clarity sought over ferry tender delays

The Scottish Government has today announced a delay to a policy review looking at the future procurement of ferry contracts, which includes for re-tendering Orkney’s lifeline shipping contract. The government has said the extension will allow further consideration of the full impact of EU state aid rules, however Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called for […]

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MSP welcomes reinstatement of mid-morning air service

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed confirmation from Loganair that the mid-morning service from Kirkwall to Aberdeen will be reinstated from September. The service was replaced earlier this year by one departing Kirkwall in the early afternoon. Mr McArthur highlighted the difficulties such a change in the timetable would mean for some constituents attending […]

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North isles election candidate refuses to submit expenses return

A controversial General Election candidate who stood in Orkney and Shetland last month has announced that he has refused to submit a return of his expenses, as is required by UK Law. Shetlander Stuart Hill,  stood to be the North Isles candidate in UK parliament on June 8. He has said he is refusing to […]

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Remembering HMS Vanguard at the Orkney Museum

As part of this month’s HMS Vanguard commemorations, the Orkney Museum is displaying items which tell the story of the life and tragic sinking of the vessel, 100 years ago. A century-old promotional brochure is on loan from the Dock Museum in Barrow- in- Furness. The brochure was produced when the vessel was launched on […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of the The Orcadian is available from all the usual outlets, and here. This week’s front page features stories on: • Concern grows in Eday and Stronsay, as islanders face a third month without a permanent medical team. • The battle for domination of the skies over Orkney comes to Kirkwall, as […]

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Orkney Gin Company scoops awards

The Orkney Gin Company — one of Orkney’s three local gin makers — has seen success at this year’s Spirits Business Global Gin Masters awards. Gary and Andrea Watt, who run the Burray-based company, are pleased to have received a Silver Medal award and Gold Medal award for their Mikkelmas and Johnsmas gins, respectively. This […]

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Parents urged to attend car seat clinic

Orkney’s Road Safety Forum is calling for parents to visit a free car seat clinic in Kirkwall next week. With the aim of combatting common mistakes this clinic is will run from 11am to 4pm, next Wednesday July 26, in the Tesco car park, Kirkwall. Last year, the Good Egg safety campaign — who conduct clinics […]

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