Archive for April 5th, 2017

Kris Drever named Folk Singer of the Year

Orcadian musician Kris Drever has been named Folk Singer of the Year at the Radio 2 Folk Awards in London. Kris was presented with the top award by Sharleen Spiteri, from the band Texas. The accolade was his second win of the night, having already picked up the gong for Best Original Track for If Wishes […]

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Orkney musicians shortlisted in tonight’s Radio 2 Folk Awards

Two Orkney acts will find out tonight, Wednesday, whether they have been successful in the 2017 Radio 2 Folk Awards. Kris Drever, from Kirkwall, is in the running for two awards – Folk Singer of the Year and Best Original Track for If Wishes Were Horses. Four-piece band Fara, who will also perform at tonight’s award ceremony, […]

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Speed limit coming to First Barrier after surface inspection

Temporary road signs will be installed next week imposing a 40mph speed limit on the first Churchill Barrier. According to Orkney Islands Council, the move follows a recent inspection which showed there has been a deterioration in the condition of the road surface across part of the causeway. Darren Richardson, the OIC’s head of infrastructure, said: “We […]

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Epic walk takes RNLI fundraiser to Orkney

A man carrying out a 9,500 mile fundraising walk around the coast of Britain and Ireland is set to arrive in Orkney this week. Alex Ellis-Roswell, who left his home in the England almost three years ago, is raising money for the RNLI and is due to arrive in Stromness on Thursday. While in Orkney, […]

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Police appeal for information following theft

Police are looking for witnesses to a theft from St Margarets Hope’s Marengo Centre. According to a spokesman, sometime between last Wednesday and 10am on Monday, a metal collection box was stolen. The silver box, which was labelled with the word ‘donations’ had been on the wall to the right when entering the main door […]

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