Thursday, October 8, 2015

Silent fundraiser for Women’s Aid Orkney


A silent auction, to raise funds for women and children in Orkney affected by domestic abuse, is to be held in The Orcadian Bookshop next week. Organised by Women’s Aid Orkney, the auction —which is set to take place from Monday, October 12, until Saturday, October 17 — has 30 …

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North Ronaldsay sailing rescheduled


Orkney Ferries has advised that, due to sea conditions, the North Ronaldsay sailing for tomorrow, Friday, October 9, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 10, leaving Kirkwall at 5.30am.

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Police looking to identify three men after vehicle damaged

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a car, parked on Manse Road, Kirkwall, was damaged in the early hours of this morning. According to a spokesman the incident took place around 12.45am today, Thursday, and involved three “very loud” males who were seen in the area and possibly under the influence …

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Indonesian delegation visits Orkney

Pictured from the left is Dr Alan Owen from Robert Gordon University along with, renewable energy experts and government officials from Indonesia, Ms Maritje Hutapea, Professor Mukhtasor and Mr Agung Iswadi.

Marine renewable energy experts and senior government staff from Indonesia visited Orkney recently to see what lessons they can learn from the industry in Scotland. The visit was part of an event supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and run by Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Aquatera Ltd. …

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Make the walk to school count . . .


ADVERTORIAL   In celebration of Walk to School Month, the Read, Write, Count initiative is encouraging families across Scotland to incorporate counting into their daily walk to school. Counting doesn’t just mean maths. It can be lots of things from working out the time, recognising numbers on the journey, spotting …

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Partnership secures £400k to help householders achieve affordable warmth


A major project to help households in Orkney to heat their homes affordably is about to get under way after a partnership, led by local charity THAW Orkney, secured almost £400,000 from the British Gas Energy Trust Healthy Homes Scheme. The Affordable Warmth Partnership — involving THAW Orkney, Orkney Care …

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One in four flights delayed by more than 15 minutes

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Figures confirmed by Loganair have revealed that one in four flights to or from Orkney this year so far have been delayed by more than 15 minutes. The figure was revealed at a transport forum meeting in Shetland. When asked about figures for flights in and out of Kirkwall Airport, …

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VisitScotland launches Orkney autumn marketing campaign


Fresh from being voted the most romantic destination in the UK, a new campaign is aiming to help visitors fall in love with Orkney this Autumn. VisitScotland, in partnership with the Orkney Tourism Group and Orkney Islands Council, is using a combination of press and digital advertising to inspire people …

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