Archive for June 16th, 2017

VIDEO: Orkney’s Island Games badminton side prepares for Gotland

As Orkney’s Island Games contingent makes its final preparations ahead of departing these shores, we take a look closer at some of the teams competing at the Games. Over 60 athletes, in addition to spectators, officials and coaches, will be travelling to the Swedish Island for the 2017 NatWest Island Games. It is estimated over […]

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7 things to do in Orkney this weekend

At a loss for what to do this weekend? Have no fear! The Orcadian is here with a few suggestions on what to get up to over the next few days.   St Magnus Festival — Off to a royal start The 41st St Magnus Cathedral kicks off this Friday, June 16. With Crown Prince […]

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Third section of St Magnus Way underway

The third section of the St Magnus Way — a route from Dounby to Finstown — has been launched today, Friday, to coincide with the St Magnus International Festival. The launch began this morning with a free concert in the Milestone Kirk at 10am. Introduced by Council Convenor Harvey Johnston and featuring excerpts from Dounby […]

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A royal start for 41st St Magnus Festival

The 41st St Magnus Festival kicks off today, Friday with a Gala Opening Concert. I, Pilgrim, due to make its premiere performance in St Magnus Cathedral this evening, has been billed as a reflection on homelessness and migration. Featuring both the Trondheim Soloists and BBC singers, its set to be the first in a programme of workshops […]

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Northlink crew raise thousands for UK charity

The crewmembers of Serco NorthLink Ferries’ MV Hjaltland have successfully raised more than £3,000 for Crohn’s & Colitis UK following a sponsored walk across Shetland. Kathryn Fullerton, who is the Shop Supervisor on board the passenger vessel, led 13 of her fellow crewmates as well as seven of her friends along the six-mile route from […]

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Parish Cup ties on Sunday

This weekend’s Parish Cup ties are all scheduled to be played on Sunday, June 18, not Saturday, June 17, as printed in The Orcadian. Westray v Rendall and Sanday v Birsay will kick-off at 12.30pm, while Stromness host St Ola at 7pm.

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