Archive for October, 2017

McArthur seeks assurances over NHS Orkney chief executive role

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has written to the chairman of NHS Orkney, Ian Kinniburgh, seeking “specific assurance that the role of NHS Orkney Chief Executive will not be diluted in way”. The call comes after a delay in advertising the post of NHS Orkney chief executive. The current chief executive, Cathie Cowan, confirmed in September […]

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Advice issued to pet owners as bonfire night approaches

With bonfire season now just a few days away, Orkney’s pet owners in the county are being reminded to look after their furry companions. To help owners and pets cope with the events over the next few months, Vets4Pets have put together a guide on how to deal with anxious pets. “The loud bangs, whizzing and bright lights of fireworks are one […]

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Police appeal after Dounby theft

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information after a set of ‘Bull Bars’, for a pickup truck, were taken from a property in Dounby. According to police, the theft occurred last Saturday, October 28, with the bull bars stolen from a front garden in Quilco, Dounby. Anyone who may have any information is asked to contact […]

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Police appeal after car damaged

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information after a car was damaged at St Peter’s Kirk car park, Sandwick. It is thought that the vehicle, a black Volkswagon Golf estate vehicle was damaged between 12.45pm and 1.15pm, last Friday, October 20. Police believe that the damage may have been caused by a key. Anyone with information […]

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Battling Orkney FC lift Football Times Cup

A Thorfinn Stout goal and an Aiden Drever penalty saw Orkney FC lift the Football Times Cup for the first time, at the expense of Lewis and Harris. It was a far from vintage performance from Orkney, however a battling 90 minutes in Golspie ended in delight for the Orcadians. Goal-scoring opportunities were at a […]

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Whit’s on this Halloween?

Orkney guys and ghouls are in for a host of spooktacular treats, this Halloween! Keep it creepy this weekend with a little help from The Orcadian… BID Halloween Parade, Kirkwall   Led by the Kirkwall Pipe Band, spooky guisers of all ages will parade through the streets of Kirkwall, this afternoon (Saturday). With the parade […]

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Councillors push for fair ferry funding

Leaders of both Orkney Islands Council (OIC) and Shetland Islands Council (SIC) are pressing the Scottish Government for better funding in the provision of ferries and ferry infrastructure. Yesterday (Thursday), OIC leader, James Stockan, and SIC leader, Cecil Smith, put their case to Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands. The leaders called for […]

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What do you want Kirkwall to be like in 20 years?

A new ideas-gathering exercise will pose the question – what would you want Kirkwall to be like over the next 10 to 20 years? The ‘Your Kirkwall’ initiative will result in a shared vision for the town that reflects the views of the community at large. It will highlight projects people would like to see […]

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Sean Batty breakfasts in Orkney

  STV weatherman, Sean Batty, is in the county today (Friday) to host a series of fun activities to support the Big Scottish Breakfast campaign by the STV Children’s Appeal. After hosting a quiz at the Albert Hotel, Kirkwall, last night, Sean will be travelling around the Mainland today in an attempt to meet as many […]

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Orkney takes the crown for children’s dental health

Orkney is leading the way for schoolchildren’s dental health, according to a new NHS survey. The National Dental Inspection Programme’s 2017 report, published this week, measured the tooth condition of P7 children across Scotland. It showed that 90.4 per cent had no obvious tooth decay in Orkney, against a nationwide average of only 77.1 per […]

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