Archive for March 2nd, 2017

Rescue mission continues as Coastguard explains why tug turned back

While lifeboats from Kirkwall and Longhope are involved in a rescue mission to tow in a disabled fishing boat east of Orkney, in an operation in poor weather which began earlier this morning, the Maritime Coastguard Agency have – when asked by The Orcadian – issued a statement on why the Coastguard chartered tug turned […]

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Second lifeboat heads to stricken fishing vessel

Two Orkney lifeboats are now involved in the operation to rescue a fishing boat which is disabled off Orkney in a worsening weather forecast. Originally Kirkwall Lifeboat was tasked to the scene of the fishing vessel with a fouled propeller 40 miles east of Orkney. The lifeboat left Kirkwall at 8am heading for the Fraserburgh […]

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Local thespians gear up for second night of Drama Festival

This evening, three more teams are expected to take centre stage for the second night of the Scottish Community Drama Association (SCDA) Orkney District Festival. Kicking off at 7.30pm in The Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall, three one act plays are due to be performed by local clubs: Stromness Drama Club (Hamnavoe) – The Widows of Clyth (Act […]

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Council looking for ‘Orkney Opinions’

Orkney Islands Council is looking to recruit members to a new public consultation group. “Orkney Opinions” will give a group of residents the opportunity to comment and provide feedback on a range of topics. Invitation letters are being sent to randomly selection people, along with a questionnaire to fill in if they are interested in […]

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Kirkwall Lifeboat called out to fishing vessel

Kirkwall Lifeboat is this morning heading to the scene of a fishing vessel with a fouled propeller 40 miles east of Orkney. The lifeboat left Kirkwall at 8am heading for the Fraserburgh registered Sunrise which has six crew on board and is unable to make way. According to the RNLI there are no other vessels […]

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Can Orkney afford to host the 2023 Island Games?

The possibility of Orkney staging the 2023 Island Games took a significant step forward this week when OIC councillors agreed to contribute up to £1 million from the local authority’s strategic reserve fund if a bid to host the event is successful. Last November, the OIC education, leisure and housing committee backed the bid in […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available from all the usual outlets, and here. This week’s front page features stories on: • The possibility of Orkney staging the 2023 Island Games takes a significant step forward as OIC councillors agree to contribute up to £1 million from the local authority’s strategic reserve fund, […]

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