Archive for December 4th, 2017

Snow and high winds to hit Orkney

Orkney could fall victim to an early bout of winter blizzards, later this week. Forecasts for gale force winds and snow may prove to be a dangerous combination, with temperatures set to plummet as the week goes on. According to the MET Office, the Northern Isles are likely to bear the brunt of a low […]

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Police appeal after ornament thrown through window

Police are appealing for witnesses after an ornamental statue of an otter was thrown through a window at a property in Kirkwall at the weekend. According to police, the vandalism took place at Hermaness, Papdale, at around 5.30am on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Anyone with any information is requested to contact Kirkwall Police Station on […]

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Pregnant women urged to vaccinate against flu

The Royal College of Midwives is encouraging more pregnant women across Orkney to get their flu vaccine to help protect themselves and their babies this winter. The call comes after statistics highlighted that only 42 per cent of pregnant women in Orkney received their flu vaccine last winter. According to the Royal College of Midwives, pregnant […]

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