Front page august 26

In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s paper is now available from all the usual outlets and online, here. This week’s front page features stories on: • A local campaigner for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Neuro ward had said that staffing shortages have led to delays for patients suffering from acoustic neuromas and pituatary tumors. • Legislation to “empower Scotland’s islands […]

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Stromness Academy

Shattered roof panel sees Stromness Academy closed tomorrow

Stromness Academy is closed to pupils tomorrow, Thursday, after a glass roof panel in the main foyer shattered and fell to the ground this afternoon. The incident occurred after pupils had gone home for the day and no-one was hurt. According to the OIC, a technical inspection began immediately, with contractors on site late afternoon working […]

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Police appeal after St Ola theft

Police are appealing for information into the theft of parts of a car exhaust system from a storage yard in Sunnybank Road, St Ola. The part in question is a back box with a twin exhaust outlet for a Ford motor vehicle and, according to police, it was stolen some time over the past two […]

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KT Tunstall will play in Kirkwall on Wednesday, August 24.

Tour-stop for KT Tunstall

Award-winning Scottish songstress, KT Tunstall, is expected to arrive in Orkney today. KT and her band are due to perform this evening, in Fusion, Kirkwall.

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Liam McArthur MSP.

Concerns raised over ARI staffing changes

A cross-party plea has been made to NHS Grampian to address concerns about staffing and capacity at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s skull base clinic. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has been informed, along with other MSPs, that changes to staffing at the clinic has meant patients with acoustic neuromas and pituitary tumours have not been seen at Aberdeen […]

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Islands minister Humza Yousaf during his visit to Orkney

Islands Bill announced by minister

Legislation to empower Scotland’s island communities is to be progressed, Islands Minister Humza Yousaf announced today. The proposed Islands Bill will be shaped by the findings from the recent consultation and will be brought forward during the next 12 months – within the first year of the new parliamentary session. Speaking from the Western Isles, […]

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Ferry diverted due to emergency call

The passenger ferry MV Hamnavoe was diverted yesterday evening, shortly before 7pm, during its crossing from Scrabster to Stromness, due to what is thought to have been a false alarm. H. M. Coastguard was alerted to an aircraft flying very low over the sea near Melvich Bay, on the north coast of the Scottish Mainland, at […]

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coastguard rescue

Coastguard warning after high number of UK incidents

H. M. Coastguard are reminding folk to be careful around the sea after a spate of incidents over the weekend. Across the UK, the Coastguard were called on to carry out a number of rescue operations over the past few days, with as many as six ending in tragedy. The advice from the coastguard is, if […]

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Stromness Academy

Shattered roof panel sees Stromness Academy closed tomorrow

Stromness Academy is closed to pupils tomorrow, Thursday, after a glass roof panel in the main foyer shattered and fell to the ground this afternoon. The incident occurred after pupils had gone home for the day and no-one was hurt. According to the OIC, a technical inspection began immediately, with contractors on site late afternoon working […]

Full Story

KT Tunstall will play in Kirkwall on Wednesday, August 24.

Tour-stop for KT Tunstall

Award-winning Scottish songstress, KT Tunstall, is expected to arrive in Orkney today. KT and her band are due to perform this evening, in Fusion, Kirkwall.

Full Story

Islands minister Humza Yousaf during his visit to Orkney

Islands Bill announced by minister

Legislation to empower Scotland’s island communities is to be progressed, Islands Minister Humza Yousaf announced today. The proposed Islands Bill will be shaped by the findings from the recent consultation and will be brought forward during the next 12 months – within the first year of the new parliamentary session. Speaking from the Western Isles, […]

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Police Scotland logo

Police appeal after St Ola theft

Police are appealing for information into the theft of parts of a car exhaust system from a storage yard in Sunnybank Road, St Ola. The part in question is a back box with a twin exhaust outlet for a Ford motor vehicle and, according to police, it was stolen some time over the past two […]

Full Story

Liam McArthur MSP.

Concerns raised over ARI staffing changes

A cross-party plea has been made to NHS Grampian to address concerns about staffing and capacity at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s skull base clinic. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has been informed, along with other MSPs, that changes to staffing at the clinic has meant patients with acoustic neuromas and pituitary tumours have not been seen at Aberdeen […]

Full Story

coastguard logoWEB

Ferry diverted due to emergency call

The passenger ferry MV Hamnavoe was diverted yesterday evening, shortly before 7pm, during its crossing from Scrabster to Stromness, due to what is thought to have been a false alarm. H. M. Coastguard was alerted to an aircraft flying very low over the sea near Melvich Bay, on the north coast of the Scottish Mainland, at […]

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