Archive for October, 2017

‘Farming Hero’ award for SAYFC mental health campaign

A team from the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC), including a former member of one of Orkney’s three clubs, have picked up an award at this year’s British Farming Awards. SAYFC’s mental health campaign, ‘Are Ewe Okay?’, won this year’s Farmers Guardian Farming Hero award, at a ceremony held in Birmingham, last Thursday […]

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Clinical Orkney stick six past Ardrossan

Orkney’s hockey ladies marched into the third round of the Scottish District Cup, seeing off Ardrossan Ladies in an emphatic 6-1 victory. Orkney put their opponents, who are sitting mid-table in the West Division 1, to the sword in an enterprising and clinical first 35 minutes. Raeann Hutchison opened the scoring for the defending champions, […]

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Orkney FC defeated in rain-lashed thriller

Invergordon gained revenge for their Football Times Cup defeat last weekend, as they beat Orkney FC at a rain-lashed Dounby pitch. The match had everything, however Orkney found themselves on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller as the defending league champions moved level on nine points with the islanders. The visitors found themselves 2-0 […]

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Orkney RFC slip to defeat in Perth

Orkney RFC were thwarted in their attempts for back-to-back BT National League Division 3 wins, losing 22-19 to Perthshire. Ally Linklater scored Orkney’s only try, with Danny Bain scoring the conversion. The boot of Bain added another 12 points with four penalties, however Orkney slipped to their seventh defeat in eight league games this season. […]

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Kirkwall bonfire and fireworks display

Kirkwall’s annual bonfire and fireworks display will this year take place on Saturday November 4, at the usual venue, the Peedie Sea. The event will begin with the lighting of the bonfire, by the Rotary Club president David Dawson and a representative from the Kirkwall and St Ola Community Council, at 6.45pm. The Kirkwall City Pipe […]

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Proposals submitted to renew isles power cable

Plans to replace the existing submarine electricity cable connecting Rousay and Westray, have been submitted by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN). Operating as Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution, SSEN recently submitted the application to undertake the replacement to Marine Scotland. According to SSEN, the existing subsea cable, which was installed back in 1983, is now […]

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Disruption to parking in Kirkwall next week

There will be changes to parking availability at Kirkwall’s Harbour Street from next week while paving work is carried out. The temporary changes, which will come into place on Tuesday, October 24, will see parking spaces on the south side of the street closed off in sections at a time, starting with the area outside […]

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Royal Mail strike postponed

Postal delivery workers in Orkney will be continuing work as normal today, despite recent calls for industrial action. Earlier this month, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) announced plans for a two-day strike, beginning today (Thursday), after 89.9 per cent of its members voted to take industrial action. This has now been postponed, however, as the result of […]

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Orkney Islander luxury break winner announced

We have a winner! It was a tough decision, but out of literally hundreds of entries, the team at the Orkney Islander magazine have all agreed on one particular submission. To find out who has won, click here. Thanks so much to all who entered, and in particular to The Lynnfield Hotel, Grukalty Self Catering, Loganair, Judith […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of the newspaper is now available from all the usual outlets and online, here. This week’s front page features stories on: • Following allegations of bullying in council-run care facilities, the chief officer of Orkney Health and Care has taken action. • An Orkney fisherman has offered a reward of £1,000 after […]

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