Archive for April 15th, 2017

Marathon-running vets visit Orkney

A pair of fundraising veterinary surgeons have been running a marathon around the Orkney mainland today, as part of a challenge which will see them run ten marathons in ten days. Carolyne Crow, from Gloucestershire, and Brian Faulkner, from Suffolk, began their challenge at Lybster yesterday and will run in various locations around the British Isles […]

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Orkney FC make history with penalty shoot-out win

Orkney FC lifted the Jock Mackay Cup for the first time after beating Tain St. Duthus on penalties. After Mark Berry spurned the opportunity to win the cup with his spotkick, it took a Tain miss to win the shootout 2-1. Tain had opened the scoring midway through the first half of what was a […]

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Orkney RFC thrash Perthshire in penultimate game

Orkney RFC secured a convincing 54-17 win against Perthshire in BT National League Division 3 this afternoon at Pickaquoy. The home side started brightly with tries from Craig Slater and a brace in quick succession from Philip Ross, but Perthshire fought back to trail by just two points at half-time — 19-17. However, in the […]

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Magnus 900 events get under way

Events to commemorate the martyrdom of St Magnus, 900 years ago, get under way today, Saturday. Magnus 900 kicks off with a re-enactment of the martyrdom of St Magnus this Saturday in Egilsay. The event has proved popular, with all spaces on the ferry to Egilsay taken. Those lucky enough to be present at the […]

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