Archive for November 1st, 2017

Loganair secure codeshare with BMI regional

Loganair have reached a codeshare agreement with their sister airline, British Midland International (BMI) regional, opening up four destinations via Aberdeen Airport to passengers travelling from Kirkwall. Customers can now fly via Aberdeen to Bristol, Esbjerg, Norwich or Oslo, using a through-ticket, checking-in hold baggage at the departure airport and collecting it upon arrival. BMI regional […]

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Carmichael calls for whisky spirit duty cut

MP for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael, has called on the UK government to cut spirit duty for Scotch Whisky. The MP led a debate in the House of Commons on the future of the Scotch Whisky Industry yesterday, Tuesday, emphasising the importance of supporting the industry and not raising spirit duty as they have […]

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Blue Door vandalised in Hallowe’en hijinks

Volunteers at the Blue Door in Kirkwall were upset to find themselves the victim of a Hallowe’en prank, as they arrived to open up the shop this morning (Wednesday). A much-loved establishment by locals, the charity shop is recognisable by its striking blue front door. Staff and customers were shocked to discover that, overnight, the […]

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Police appeal after spray paint vandalism

Police in Kirkwall are today appealing for information after a number of garage doors were vandalised in the Papdale area of town, yesterday evening. According to police, images and words have been spray-painted onto six garage doors. Police are keen to speak with a number of youths who were in the area at the time. […]

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