Archive for January 11th, 2018

Operations cease at Kirkwall abattoir

Operations at the council-owned abattoir at Hatston, Kirkwall, have ceased effective immediately after the local authority decided it could no longer continue to provide access to the facility. The abattoir had been leased and operated on a reduced basis since 2012 by a consortium of local butchers known as ‘Orkney Meat Processors Ltd’ (OMPL). Today’s decision […]

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Man jailed following fireworks incident

A 48-year-old man has been jailed for six months after setting off fireworks in Broad Street, Kirkwall, on Saturday, December 30. Norman Wood has admitted to culpable and reckless behaviour, following the incident, seen below. Norman Wood, 48, jailed for six months after admitting culpable and reckless behaviour after setting fireworks off in #Kirkwall on […]

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Vote for your sporting performance of 2017

As the Orkney Sports Awards edge ever closer, this year will see another award added to the mix. With the shortlist announced in The Orcadian this week, twenty-eight individuals and teams, covering nine categories are in contention for awards on Friday, January 19 at Kirkwall Grammar School. This year however, will see another award up […]

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Orkney Sports Awards shortlist announced

Three of Orkney’s top female athletes are in the running for the prestigious Sportsperson of the Year Award, as the 2017 Orkney Sports Award shortlist is announced. In what is arguably the strongest Sportsperson of the Year shortlist since the awards returned, Anna Tait, Sarah MacPhail and Hannah Beaven are in contention to pick up […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s front page features the news that Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd has decided to centralise air traffic control across their network of airports from a destination yet to be decided. According to HIAL, however, there will be no immediate changes to their operations at Kirkwall Airport. The front page also includes a photo […]

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