Archive for October 10th, 2017

Police issue speed warning for motorists in Orkney

Police in Orkney are urging folk to drive safely after speed checks at the weekend resulted in two drivers being detected driving at more than 80mph. Two drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices after being detected driving at 83mph and 81mph, both in a 60mph limit. A third man will be reported to the […]

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Carmichael calls for Universal Credit pause

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has challenged the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to rethink the way in which Universal Credit works. According to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the new benefits system, which has been gradually rolled out, is leaving almost 57 per cent having to borrow money in […]

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Have you returned your community council vote?

Voters in eight community council areas across Orkney are being reminded that the deadline for returning their ballot papers to Orkney Islands Council is this Thursday, October 12, at 5pm. 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 […]

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