Archive for October 7th, 2017

Diver dies following Scapa Flow rescue

A diver has died after getting into trouble in waters in the Scapa Flow area. The alarm was raised just before 4pm yesterday afternoon, after a dive boat positioned to the North East of Cava Lighthouse, reported that one of their divers was 15 minutes overdue. A coordinated search was launched with Stromness and Kirkwall […]

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Rugby sides defeated

Orkney’s senior rugby sides were both defeated today. League leaders Glasgow Academicals continued their 100 per cent start to BT National League Division 3, running in ten tries in a 64-12 win over Orkney. Orkney are currently rooted to the bottom of the table, however they host Dalziel, who are two places and two points […]

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Orkney FC hit ten in record win

James Pickles grabbed a hat-trick as Orkney FC recorded their biggest ever league win, thrashing a poor Alness United side 10-0. On a day in which Orkney were utterly dominant from the first minute to the last, first half strikes from Chris Hellewell, Aiden Driver and Pickles ensured the match was over as a contest […]

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Road closure in Kirkwall

Kirkwall’s Foreland Road will remain closed to all vehicles next week due to ongoing works connected to the construction of the county’s new hospital and healthcare facility nearby. According to Orkney Islands Council, the pedestrian footpath will remain open were possible and if it has to be closed, then appropriate signage will be put in […]

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Home Energy Scotland – Interest Free Home Energy Loans

ADVERTORIAL: Loans from Scottish Government help households stay warm and reduce bills. The Scottish Government’s Home Energy Scotland interest free loan is helping local homeowners make energy and money saving improvements to their home. Get in touch now If you are interested in applying or would like more information please call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 […]

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Northern Isles produce must be protected in future trade deals, warns Highlands and Islands MSP

A Highlands and Islands MSP has demanded that the UK Government upholds the protected food names scheme in Scotland in all future trade deals. Maree Todd’s calls come in response to the government’s omission of Scottish products from the EU-Canada trade deal (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreements (CETA)) and of key Scottish Protected Food Names […]

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