Archive for November 2nd, 2017

Electricity network give Guy Fawkes safety warning

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is urging everyone celebrating Bonfire Night this weekend to be aware of its overhead equipment and to avoid letting off fireworks and building bonfires near power lines. This safety warning comes after an unlit bonfire was found next to SSEN’s power lines in Sumburgh, Shetland in preparation for this […]

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The Orcadian Bookshop to host award-winning author

A YOUNG man’s story of how he fled persecution in his homeland of Bangladesh — to what he believed would be a safer life in the UK — will be retold in his own words at a book-signing and talk at The Orcadian Bookshop in Kirkwall tomorrow (Friday), from 2 – 5pm. Abdul Mkith launched […]

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NHS Orkney appoint interim chief executive

NHS Orkney have appointed Gerry O’Brien, director of Finance and Logistics with the Scottish Ambulance Service, as the interim chief executive of NHS Orkney. Mr O’Brien previously served as director of finance with NHS Orkney. He will work alongside current chief executive Cathie Cowan until she departs to lead NHS Forth Valley, and will then […]

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Sandy Sealcam goes live for 2017

With Atlantic Grey seals hauling up on beaches around Orkney to give birth to their fluffy white pups, Orkney’s unique Sanday Sealcam is once again poised to capture all the drama. Between the hours of 7am and 11pm each day, a live broadcast from the island’s pupping beaches will allow viewers to an insight into the […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is available from all the usual outlets and online, here. This week’s front page story is on: • Orkney Islands Council says it will be forced to make drastic cutbacks on the county’s “unsustainable” inter-island ferry service, and public services across the board, if it does not receive a […]

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