In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available from all the usual outlets, and here.

This week’s front page features stories on:

• An OIC attempt to cover up a botched renewable energy project — which has lost the local authority “hundreds of thousands of pounds” — is thwarted in the council chamber amidst accusations of officer incompetence and attempts to sweep systematic failings under the carpet.

Also in this week’s paper:

• After a nine-year freeze, council tax in Orkney looks set to rise by three per cent, while £7 million is drawn from the OIC reserves to help support the cost of running services, due to a shortfall in funding from the Scottish Government.

• The face of a saint – a forensic team has created a facial reconstruction of St Magnus.

• A local councillor receives a round of applause in the council chambers after he voices his frustration over the lack of ferry funding for Orkney’s internal ferries.

• Two Orcadian acts are shortlisted for prizes in the upcoming BBC Radio Two Folk Awards.

For these stories, plus much more, pick up a copy of The Orcadian today.