Archive for November 5th, 2017

Stromness bonfire night success

A huge community effort has made this year’s Stromness Community Council bonfire and fireworks night one to remember, despite efforts to ruin the event. The bonfire was a great success, after vandals made an attempt to destroy the fun, by lighting the bonfire a day early. Organisers were inundated with offers of pallets, and helpers, […]

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Orkney women thrash Banff

Amy Walker was on supreme try-scoring form this afternoon as Orkney’s women’s rugby side thrashed Banff. As the temperatures dropped on the sidelines, Orkney were simply just too hot to handle on the pitch, running in ten tries. Walker was the chief tormentor, running in four tries, while Paige Archibald scored arguably the try of […]

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Police appeal after horses let loose

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information after three reports of gates to fields being opened deliberately, allowing horses loose to wander the roads. According to police, three incidents took place over the last two-week period, in Deerness, Holm and Kirkwall. The gates were opened during the night, with it unclear as to why. Police have warned […]

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Bonfire rebuilding underway in Stromness

Stromness spirits have been rekindled today, as donations of wood have poured in, following the premature ignition of the town’s Bonfire. Stromness Community Council, who organise the annual bonfire and fireworks display were sparked into action, last night (Saturday), after it was discovered that the bonfire had been lit a day early by pranksters. Though […]

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“Overwhelming support” after Stromness bonfire incident

Efforts to save Stromness Bonfire Night are receiving an overwhelming response from the local community, after it was discovered that the bonfire had been lit a day early by pranksters. Stromness Community Council have sent out an appeal for wooden palettes in an attempt to rebuild the bonfire at Coplands Dock, in time for tomorrow […]

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