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Payments to returning officers should end, say MSPs

Extra payments made to Returning Officers in Scotland, for administering polls and elections should end, according to a parliamentary report. The role of Returning Officer — which, in Scotland, sees council Chief Executives take on the task of conducting various elections — can see hundreds of thousands of pounds paid out to individuals. The findings come […]

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MSP urges Loganair to carry defibrillators

Liam McArthur is urging Loganair to carry defibrillators on their planes. The Orkney MSP’s call follow media reports and concerns from constituents that Loganair is now one of the few UK airlines that does not carry defibrillators on their aircraft. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart […]

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Lottery funding for ‘Magic Stones’ project

The Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) has secured funding to get young people in Orkney interested and involved in the study of prehistory. The project, Conversations with Magic Stones, has received £7,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Stories, Stones and Bones fund. Welcoming the news, OAS’s Hayley Green said: “It’s great that we have been awarded […]

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Westray rubbish collection postponed

Orkney Islands Council is advising that tomorrow’s (Tuesday, January 24) waste collection in Westray has been postponed a day due to minor mechanical issues with two of the six collection vehicles available on the island. “Black bag” waste for both households and businesses on Westray will be collected on Wednesday, January 25, instead.

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Funding for Green Fishing project

A project which could see the development of an innovative piece of fishing gear has been awarded funding from the Orkney Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG). The Green Fishery Development Strategist project will create a three-year post that will investigate the production of a piece of gear to help increase selectivity on the sea bed, helping […]

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Motors

Visit our motors section to see vehicles available for sale in Orkney here.

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Whirlwind start sets Orkney FC on road to vital victory

Orkney FC claimed a vital three points this afternoon, beating Invergordon 2-0 and cutting the deficit at the top of the North Caledonian League. Two goals within the first seven minutes, the first a Joe Wilson tap-in and the second a header from Craig Gillon, put the home side on the road to victory against […]

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Rachael Sutherland named 2016 Orkney Sportsperson of the Year

Pool player Rachael Sutherland was named as the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year at the Orkney Sports Awards this evening. The evening, held in front of a capacity crowd at Kirkwall Grammar School, was a complete success, with ten awards being dished out, including a Lifetime of Service and Dedication Award for duo Willie Stewart […]

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Payments to returning officers should end, say MSPs

Extra payments made to Returning Officers in Scotland, for administering polls and elections should end, according to a parliamentary report. The role of Returning Officer — which, in Scotland, sees council Chief Executives take on the task of conducting various elections — can see hundreds of thousands of pounds paid out to individuals. The findings come […]

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MSP urges Loganair to carry defibrillators

Liam McArthur is urging Loganair to carry defibrillators on their planes. The Orkney MSP’s call follow media reports and concerns from constituents that Loganair is now one of the few UK airlines that does not carry defibrillators on their aircraft. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart […]

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Westray rubbish collection postponed

Orkney Islands Council is advising that tomorrow’s (Tuesday, January 24) waste collection in Westray has been postponed a day due to minor mechanical issues with two of the six collection vehicles available on the island. “Black bag” waste for both households and businesses on Westray will be collected on Wednesday, January 25, instead.

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Motors

Visit our motors section to see vehicles available for sale in Orkney here.

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Lottery funding for ‘Magic Stones’ project

The Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) has secured funding to get young people in Orkney interested and involved in the study of prehistory. The project, Conversations with Magic Stones, has received £7,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Stories, Stones and Bones fund. Welcoming the news, OAS’s Hayley Green said: “It’s great that we have been awarded […]

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Funding for Green Fishing project

A project which could see the development of an innovative piece of fishing gear has been awarded funding from the Orkney Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG). The Green Fishery Development Strategist project will create a three-year post that will investigate the production of a piece of gear to help increase selectivity on the sea bed, helping […]

Full Story

Whirlwind start sets Orkney FC on road to vital victory

Orkney FC claimed a vital three points this afternoon, beating Invergordon 2-0 and cutting the deficit at the top of the North Caledonian League. Two goals within the first seven minutes, the first a Joe Wilson tap-in and the second a header from Craig Gillon, put the home side on the road to victory against […]

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