Archive for September, 2017

Kirkwall Bid – Girls’ Day Out

ADVERTORIAL: Autumn’s arrived, so grab your gals (or even your guy) and enjoy a day of shopping, including new season products, special promotions, food & drink tastings, pampering and fabulous menus! For more details on the Girls’ Day & Night Out visit www.kirkwallbid.co.uk

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Whit’s on this weekend

At a loss for what to do this weekend? Have no fear! The Orcadian is here with a few peedie suggestions… The Pigeon Detectives, The Sound Archive, Kirkwall Tomorrow night (Saturday) will see indie rock band The Pigeon Detectives play Kirkwall’s newest venue. This band made a big splash in 2007 with their debut album […]

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Warnings issued over winter vomiting bug

NHS Orkney and Orkney Islands council have been working together to investigate an increase in cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in several schools and nurseries in Orkney. According to NHS Orkney, although the overall number of people affected is low, it is higher than usual for the time of year. It is believed that the illness has also […]

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Orkney RFC looking for first win of the season

Orkney RFC will be looking for that elusive first win of the season tomorrow when they host St Boswells RFC in National League Division 3. It will be a tough ask for the home side, as although St Boswells are in seventh place, they have won three out of their four games so far. Orkney […]

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Orkney finalists announced in tourism awards

More than 50 tourism businesses have taken a step nearer being crowned the best in the Highlands and Islands after being named as finalists in the industry’s annual ‘Oscars’, with several Orkney companies today named on the shortlist. Competition to win a coveted Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA) trophy has reached an unprecedented level […]

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Renowned artist Sheila Scott’s final works on display

An exhibition and sale of the final works of renowned artist Sheila Scott, who passed away earlier this year, will open in Kirkwall tomorrow, Friday. Born in Hampshire in 1944 Mrs Scott and her husband, Jim, bought Blackhamer in Rousay in 1971, and she will perhaps best be known to Orcadians for her mosaics on […]

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New Sanday Post Office gets stamp of approval

It has been announced that a new Post Office is to open on Sanday. The new local service will be housed at Sanday Community Shop at a Post Office serving point in the store, where the Post Office terminal will sit alongside the retail till. According to The Post Office Ltd., the new counter will be […]

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Look to the Sky

Check out this week’s paper for Rousay astronomer, John Veterlein’s October column. Here is stunning shot of the Milky Way, captured on Rousay, to whet your appetite.

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Colin Luke wins Orkney Master Chef

Orkney Amateur Master Chef 2017 had taste buds tingling tonight, as four culinary competitors cooked up a storm, all vying for the coveted Master Chef trophy. Following a close competition against Caroline Critchlow, Aaron Moar and Callum McInnes, Colin Luke was crowned champion by three expert judges.  

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Loganair celebrates 50th anniversary at Kirkwall Airport

A gold-painted Britten-Norman Islander was the star attraction at Kirkwall Airport today, as Loganair celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary. A number of dignitaries were in attendance at Kirkwall Airport, including managing director of Loganair Jonathan Hinkles, former Loganair chairman Scott Grier OBE and Orkney Island Council’s civic leader Harvey Johnston, as part of the celebrations. […]

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