Archive for October 6th, 2017

Record-breaking summer for Orkney’s historic sites

It’s been a record-breaking summer for Orkney’s historic sites, according to the latest visitor figures from Historic Environment Scotland (HES). The figures, which were released earlier today, Friday, show the summer season saw Skara Brae record its busiest ever season, already exceeding visitor totals from last financial year. According to HES, 104,224 people visited the […]

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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… Murder On Air, The Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall Tonight (Friday) will see two of Orkney’s drama clubs collaborate for the first time, as Palace Players and Kirkwall Arts Club present their production of a murder […]

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McArthur urges government support on islands deal

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has urged the Scottish Government to continue supporting efforts to prepare an islands deal. Across the country, the UK Government, Scottish Government and local authorities have agreed joint-deals with the aim of developing long-term economic growth and creating local jobs. Speaking in response to a ministerial statement in the Scottish Parliament […]

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Police appeal after “large sum of money” stolen from car

Police are appealing for information after a car parked in The Pickaquoy Centre carpark, in Kirkwall, was broken into and a large sum of money was removed. According to police, the money was taken from a grey Vauxhall Vectra on Friday, September 29, between 7.20pm and 8.30pm. Anyone with information on the above incident is […]

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