Archive for April 7th, 2017

Football and rugby teams hit the road

Orkney’s football and rugby teams are both on the road this weekend as their respective leagues draw to a close. Orkney FC have a chance to secure second place in the North Caledonian League tomorrow, when they take on bottom side Alness United. Invergordon have already clinched the title but third-place Orkney could leapfrog Halkirk […]

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Police appeal for information after theft from ferry

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information after the theft of a piece of equipment from the MV Pentalina ferry, in St Margaret’s Hope. According to police, a Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) Control Box was removed from the Pentland Ferries vessel, sometime between March 12 and 20. The rectangular box is bright yellow, with a […]

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Penguin powers UK grid with Orkney wave energy

Wello’s Penguin wave energy converter (WEC) has successfully generated electricity into the national grid off the west coast of Orkney. The Penguin was installed at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) grid-connected wave test site at Billia Croo at the beginning of March by Orkney-based Green Marine. This is the first of three WECs due […]

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New plans for Lyness underground tanks

Orkney Islands Council and Scapa Flow Asset Management Limited have signed an agreement providing access to the wartime oil tanks at Lyness. SFAML is planning initial feasibility work, which could ultimately lead to the underground tanks being brought back into use as a fuel base. Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, the company […]

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