Archive for January 8th, 2018

Sky Notes: observations on occultations

Two recent occultations by the Moon of the bright stars Aldebaran and Regulas took place recently. Observed by Rousay-based astronomer and weather watcher John Vetterlein, full details are on the Northern Skies blog, here.    

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McArthur seeks end to extra charge on energy bills

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today renewed calls to end what he described as an “extra charge on energy bills in the North of Scotland”. The extra charge refers to the 2p-per-unit surcharge for consumers across the North of Scotland and Islands which, according to an analysis by the energy regulator Ofgem, results on average […]

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Police appeal after car damaged

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information after a car was damaged sometime over the New Year period. According to police, the white Audi was damaged sometime between December 31 and January 2, while it was parked on Great Western Road Car Park in Kirkwall. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to […]

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