Archive for June 1st, 2017

Orkney birdwatchers needed for “Puffarazzi”

Planning to go puffin-spotting in this summer? RSPB Scotland is urging visitors to puffin colonies in Orkney to join their “Puffarazzi” and send in photos of the birds, as part of Project Puffin. Through this conservation project, the organisation hopes to discover more about what puffins feed their chicks. As Orkney is home to nearly 10 per cent of […]

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Road closed following ordnance discovery

A bomb disposal team is due to arrive in Orkney following the discovery of an unexploded World War Two ordnance, close to the Brough of Birsay. According to police, they were alerted at around 10.30am, today, Thursday. Taking quick action, they closed of the access road to the Brough until further notice. “Following enquiries with […]

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Date set for Finstown Post Office re-opening

The Post Office in Finstown is re-opening later this month, more than two years after it was closed due to retirement. The service will open to the public at 11am on Thursday, June 8, at its former location — Grinnabrek. The facility closed in February, 2015, when the postmaster at the time, Ann Linklater retired. The […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s paper is now available from all the usual outlets, and here. This week’s front page features a story about an exciting new chapter for a famous Orcadian jewellery brand, as Ortak returns to its former headquarters at Kirkwall’s Hatston Industrial estate. Also in this week’s paper: • A special eight-page supplement full of […]

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