Archive for November, 2017

Stromness Tree Lighting kicks off festive season

Orkney’s festive season got off to a fine start last night (Wednesday), as the community of Stromness gathered for their annual tree lighting ceremony. Kicking off celebrations at 5.45pm were the Salvation Army Band, who played a selection of Christmas tunes, followed shortly by a chorus of Away in a Manger sung by Stromness Church […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is available now at all the usual outlets, as well as online here. This week’s front page of the newspaper features the story of the mother who says her teenage son has been violently attacked by school bullies. She has vowed to tackle the “endemic” issue, by calling for a […]

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Early Christmas present for local causes

Good causes across Orkney received an early Christmas present this week, when the Co-op unveiled a £19,166 funding boost. The money will be shared by 3 organisations, all of whom are making a real difference to communities throughout the county. These include Orkney Natural History Society Museum, Home-Start Orkney, and Orkney Deaf Children’s Society. This […]

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Tree lightings Galore!

Orkney is getting into the festive spirit as the tree lighting season gets underway tonight (Wednesday). The first tree to be lit will be in Stromness, with the ceremony beginning at 6 o’clock this evening at the Town House This weekend will see similar ceremonies take place across the county. Friday night will see trees […]

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Scottish Government fends off threat to Picky Trust

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur MSP has welcomed yesterday’s news that the Scottish Government is set to reject the Barclay Review’s recommendation of additional charges for charitable trusts.  Mr McArthur previously raised fears that any removal of rates relief for charitable trusts would have dire financial consequences for charitable trusts, such as the Picky Trust, and […]

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80 vehicles stopped by police in Orkney operation

Police Scotland carried out road safety patrols and checks on motorists in Orkney in the last week. As a result of these checks more than 80 vehicles were stopped and checked, resulting in 45 offences being reported for various matters including document and vehicle condition faults. A number of vehicles were also issued with prohibitions […]

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OIC welcomes Culture Fund applications

Orkney Islands Council is inviting folk to apply for its 2018 to 2019 Culture Fund. The scheme provides financial support for cultural events, activities or projects taking place in Orkney between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Grants are available to organisations who are involved in projects related to arts, heritage or language in […]

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Witnesses sought to Kirkwall pub assault

Police are appealing for any witnesses in relation to a serious assault which took place within Skipper’s Bar, Kirkwall, Orkney on Sunday, November 26, at around 11pm. It would appear that a large disturbance was caused within the premises by a group of males and one female. Anyone with any information is requested to contact […]

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Firefly Energi Orkney

ADVERTORIAL: Do you want help with a cold home? To find out what funding you are entitled to, visit www.fireflyenergi.co.uk, visit the office on Broad Street opposite the cathedral or call us now for a free consultation Tel: 881151.

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Kirkwall BID

ADVERTORIAL: Kirkwall’s Festive Day Out – Sunday 26th November. Noon – 5pm (some open earlier/later). Kirkwall kicks off the festive season with a day of in-store promotions, food tastings, beauty treatments and all kinds of special treats. With the BID winter lights twinkling, and over 80 Peedie Christmas Trees on display outside local businesses, the town centre […]

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