Archive for November 6th, 2017

Public urged to recognise sporting achievement

The Orkney Sports Awards will return in January next year and, with nominations now being invited, the Orkney public are being urged to vote for the athletes they believe are worthy of the ultimate recognition in Orkney sport. The awards night will take place on Friday, January 19, 2018. The nomination period however, will close […]

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St Magnus Cathedral lit up in red

The St Magnus Cathedral is joining a host of Scotland’s most famous buildings, structures and sculptures, in lighting up red in support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal. The iconic landmark in Kirkwall will glow red every night until Sunday, November 12, to raise awareness for the annual fundraising campaign run by Poppyscotland. The ‘Light Up […]

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Police appeal after man repeatedly strikes van

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information which may shed light on an incident where a man allegedly struck a van with his fists, causing minor damage to it. According to police, the incident took place at around 5.20pm last Saturday, November 4, on Bridge Street, Kirkwall, near the Brig. It is alleged that the man […]

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Kirkwall’s ‘Big Tree’ to undergo preservation work

Preservation work is due to be carried out on Kirkwall’s Big Tree this week. The 200-year-old sycamore, which stands on Albert Street, will undergo crown reduction and thinning work, which will prune the tree back, from today, Monday. This follows on from an expert survey of the tree which found that, although the tree was flourishing, […]

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