Archive for October 2nd, 2017

OIC recycling collection could be disrupted by weather

Orkney Islands Council is advising that recycling collections might be hampered by high winds forecast for tomorrow, Tuesday. The team will be attempting to collect where possible, but are requesting that lighter items such as paper and plastic should not be put out for collection. Meanwhile, because of vehicle breakdown, the Westray refuse collection is […]

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Voters reminded to return Community Council ballots

Voters in Orkney are reminded that their Community Council ballot papers must be returned by Thursday, October 12. Elections are being held in the following Community Council areas: Birsay Evie and Rendall Graemsay, Hoy and Walls Kirkwall and St Ola Sanday Shapinsay Stromness Papa Westray Elections are also being held in Eday, Flotta, North Ronaldsay, […]

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Weather Warnings issued for Orkney

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Orkney this afternoon (Monday). Gale force northwesterly winds are expected to hit the North of Scotland — including Orkney, the Highlands, and the Grampian area — from 12:45pm this afternoon until on Monday until 8am tomorrow morning (Tuesday). According to the chief forecaster, gusts of 50 […]

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Local businesses encouraged to “meet the buyer” this Thursday

Orkney Islands Council are reminding local businesses that they can get involved in their “Meet the Buyer day” event, this Thursday at Orkney Library and Archive, Kirkwall. The event, being run by the OIC and Business Gateway Orkney will give businesses a chance to find out more about working with the public sector and give […]

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Police appeal following vehicle collision

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information regarding a vehicle collision which happened on the A986 in Dounby about 11am on Sunday, October 1. According to police, the driver of a grey BMW struck a Vauxhall Corsa causing minor damage to it. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Kirkwall Police Station on 101 or crime […]

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Missing man traced

A 71-year old man who was reported missing has been traced to the Aberdeen area. Last night (Sunday), police in Kirkwall reported that they were in search of Ian McLeod. They have now confirmed that he has been found safe and well.

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Video — John Rae awarded Freedom of Orkney

A ceremony was held in Stromness on Saturday morning to bestow the Freedom of Orkney upon explorer Dr John Rae. The posthumous award was accepted by his great-great-great niece, Ruth Matches. Council convener Harvey Johnston and the council’s leader James Stockan conferred the honour at the John Rae statue at Stromness Pierhead at 9.30am. As […]

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