Archive for October 12th, 2017

Islands wind projects included in UK government support scheme

Onshore renewable wind energy projects in Orkney are set to receive a funding boost, as the UK government has announced the area is to be included in a £557 million support scheme. Projects in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are all to be allowed to compete in the government’s Contracts for Difference scheme — […]

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Stromness tourist centre to close in ‘information revolution’

The VisitScotland iCentre in Stromness, located inside the Ferry Terminal, is set to close at the end of the month, as VisitScotland announced a new two-year strategy aimed at revolutionising tourist information. As part of the new “dynamic strategy” announced today, the Kirkwall VisitScotland iCentre, located in the Kirkwall Travel Centre, will be one of […]

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Skelbister ram lamb claims OSBA trophy

A Texel ram lamb, shown by Keith Hourston, Skelbister, Orphir, claimed the top prize at today’s Orkney Sheep Breeders Association (OSBA) show of breeding rams. The winner of the competition claimed the Ron Sabiston trophy for overall champion at Orkney Auction Mart this morning. Mr Sabiston, who sadly passed away this summer, was a well-known figure […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available at all the usual outlets and online, here. This week’s front page features stories on: • Orkney Islands Council’s chief executive, Alistair Buchan CBE marks 25 years of service with the council. • A former social worker has come forward with further claims of workplace bullying in […]

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