Saturday, April 25, 2015

Only a few days left to enter Homemade in the Parish competition

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There’s only days left for any parishes hoping to take part in Orkney’s first Homemade in the Parish competition to register their interest. A dozen Orkney parishes have signed up so far and the deadline for entries is Monday, April 27. Staged by Orkney Food and Drink, the event will ...

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Find a fee – OIC charges brought together online

The fees charged by Orkney Islands Council for a range of services have been listed together for the first time. In all, almost 800 charges – for everything from allotment rents to car parking and planning fees – can now be  accessed here. OIC chief executive Alistair Buchan said: “We ...

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Lifeboat called out to fishing vessel

The Kindly Light being towed by Kirkwall Lifeboat toward Kirkwall Pier. (RNLI)

Kirkwall Lifeboat was launched on Thursday afternoon to go to the aid of a small fishing boat which had broken down off Deerness. A Coastguard spokesman said that Kindly Light had two people on board and was two miles south-east of Mull Head at the time of the incident. The vessel was towed ...

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Curtain-up for drama competition finals

Eight plays are to be performed during the final of the SCDA one-act play competition, which is set to take place over the next three nights. Orkney’s Palace Players, with their play, Baby Sparklers, will be the final play performed, on Saturday night. Excitement has been building, not just in Orkney, ...

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Workshop sets out ‘pipeline’ to tackle affordable warmth

A system is to be created to link local organisations in an effort to help Orkney households in fuel poverty and struggling to achieve affordable warmth. A workshop organised by THAW Orkney (Tackling Household Affordable Warmth Orkney) gave broad backing for a system – known as the pipeline approach – ...

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Orcadia on the way north

The Orcadia pictured on the Clyde.
(Picture: Colin T. Leck Photography)

Pentland Ferries latest acquisition Orcadia, is enroute to Orkney this morning. The ship was previously the Clyde based Cal-Mac ferry Saturn, and was purchased by Pentland Ferries earlier this year. The ship has been undergoing a refit and name change Garvel on the Clyde in recent weeks in preparation for ...

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2015 Nature Festival programme unveiled today

A Nature Festival 'Puffin Cruise', which took passengers from Burwick around the coastline near Burwick in the Pentland Firth.

The programme for the county’s third annual Nature Festival is being released today, Thursday, offering a wide range of events from wildlife photography to kayaking. Individuals, groups and businesses have come together once again — coordinated by the local RSPB Scotland team — to offer a busy programme of activities from ...

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Deerness road open again after road accident

Police have confirmed that the Kirkwall to Deerness road is open to traffic again. The A960 was closed following a single-vehicle accident, just after 5pm. Emergency services attended the incident a short distance to the east of Kirkwall Airport.

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