Archive for June 5th, 2017

Highland Park House to star in channel 5 programme

The story behind the conversion of a Victorian mansion, in Kirkwall, will be the focus of a Channel 5 programme to be shown tomorrow night. Highland Park House, which was formerly a care home, will feature as part of the series Our Dream Hotel after being filmed last year. The owners are former teachers Anthony […]

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Cinema price rise to fund seating improvements

Prices at the Pickaquoy Centre’s Phoenix Cinema are set to rise as part of an effort to raise enough money to improve the facility. From June 5, the ticket price of all film screenings will increase by 50p, with event screenings such as National Theatre and Royal Opera House shows also increasing by £1, bringing […]

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Kirkwall Lifeboat tows yacht from Copinsay

Kirkwall Lifeboat was called out just after 8pm last night to go to the aid of a 10 – metre yacht which was suffering from engine problems, was becalmed, and was drifting towards Copinsay. The lifeboat reached the Agus, which had two people on board, shortly before 9pm and took the yacht in tow to […]

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General Election voting reminders

With four days to go until the General Election the elections team across Orkney and Shetland are reminding voters to check where their polling station is. Postal voters are also being encouraged to return their completed votes as soon as possible In Orkney there’s been a change in polling station for voters in Evie. Voters […]

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Fashion exhibition takes a walk “doon memory lane”

An exhibition exploring Stromness’ fashion history is now on show at The Commercial Hotel, Stromness, as part of the town’s Per Mare celebrations. Doon Memory Lane, which opened last Saturday, June 3, gives Orkney’s fashion enthusiasts a peek at what folk in the town were wearing from 19th Century up until the present day. As […]

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