Saturday, February 13, 2016

Stromness art student’s exhibition opens at the Pier

Norna Sinclair.

An exhibition of work by a Stromness undergraduate student opens at the Pier Arts Centre today, Saturday. We Are Our Journey is by Norna Sinclair, Orkney College`s Fine Art Textile third-year undergraduate student, and is a core part of the Professional Practise Module for students at this stage in their degree course. …

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Orkney FC to take on league leaders

Halkirk won on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the North of Scotland Cup in July, the last meeting between the two sides. Thorfinn Stout (above) was on the scoresheet that day and will be hopeful of a repeat on Saturday.

Orkney FC are hoping to play their first North Caledonian League match since Saturday, November 28 with league leaders Halkirk United due to visit the county. There was some midweek controversy as Halkirk were deducted three points and fined for fielding an ineligible player during a 3-2 win over Thurso at …

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Farming hardship scheme announced

Richard Lochhead.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has today announced a scheme – backed by £20 million Scottish Government funding – to enable farmers and crofters to access loans whilst waiting for their Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments. Speaking at the National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS) annual conference in St Andrews, …

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Orkney RFC to welcome in-form Haddington to Pickaquoy

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Orkney RFC are to play host to in-form Haddington RFC, with the home side aiming to end the visitors impressive winning run that has seen them take up second spot in BT National League Division 3. Not since West of Scotland handed the East Lothian side a 16-11 defeat on …

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Ship bunkering service begins

Clamor Schulte in Scapa Flow this week taking fuel from the tanker Vadero Highlander .
(Picture: Magnus Budge)

A new ship bunkering service began in Orkney this week. The provision of bunker fuel to the gas ship Clamor Schulte in Scapa Flow this week was the first operation by Simpson Oils and their tanker the Vadero Highlander under their new contract with the Orkney Harbour Authority. Following a …

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Orkney allocated £482k for fisheries sector

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Orkney has been allocated £482,000 of funding to support the development of the fisheries sector and communities. Orkney is one of eight areas in Scotland to benefit from the £6.5million made available through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, which provides funding to support fishermen, sustainable aquaculture, the processing sector …

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Councillors recommended budget approval

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Councillors have recommended Orkney Islands Council’s budget for the next financial year, at a meeting in which the Scottish Government was criticised by one councillor for its “bully boy” tactics in the way in which local authorities are funded by them. The Policy and Resources Committee which met today, Thursday, …

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Council funding for three community projects

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  Three community projects secured vital funding today at a meeting of the OIC’s Community Development Fund sub-committee. Kirkwall Bowling Club received £68,721 for the installation of an artificial bowling green at Brandyquoy Park. Stronsay Community Play Park Action Group secured £16,099 for the upgrading of Ward Hill play area on …

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