Archive for January 12th, 2018

Recycling collections running late due to strong winds

Orkney Islands Council has said that recycling collections in Rendall, Evie and Orphir are running behind this afternoon due to the bad weather. The collections are being affected rising winds, with the teams unable to pick up paper and plastics. According to the council, if recycling isn’t picked up today, the teams will aim to […]

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Centenary of naval tragedy remembered

Wreaths were laid today in memory of the 188 men who perished when two Royal Navy destroyers hit rocks off Orkney 100 years ago. HMS Opal and HMS Narborough ran aground and were wrecked as they battled through heavy seas and a blizzard to find the shelter of Scapa Flow. The tragedy occurred on January […]

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Whit’s on this weekend

It’s that time of year where everything winds down, but that’s not to say there’s nothing to do at all. If you’re at a loss for what to do this weekend, have no fear! The Orcadian is here with a couple of peedie suggestions… Chiff Chaff Book Launch David Barnard is launching his debut novel […]

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Maree Todd calls for improvements for working carers

Maree Todd, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, is encouraging employers to join the Carer Positive Employment Initiative, which aims to improve the life for carers in the workplace and their employers. Ms Todd has registered as a Carer Positive Employer and received her award from Carers Scotland, today, Thursday. Being recognised as a Carer Positive employer, an initiative […]

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Carmichael challenges UK arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has challenged the government over their continued supply of UK arms to Saudi Arabia, which he believes are being used on civilian targets. Speaking in the house of commons recently, Mr Carmichael asked whether it was still appropriate to be selling arms to them, given recent events in […]

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Rural secretary agrees to “urgent meeting” with abattoir stakeholders, says McArthur

The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP has agreed to an “urgent meeting” with stakeholders involved with the abattoir in Kirkwall, according to Orkney MSP Liam McArthur. This follows yesterday’s news that Orkney Islands Council’s had decided it could no longer provide access to the council-owned facility, with reasons being […]

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Yellow Weather Warning for Orkney

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for next Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 16, with snow and ice forecast for Orkney. According to the weather forecaster, frequent and heavy hail and snow showers are likely to affect many parts of Scotland from Monday evening, continuing for much of the day on […]

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Carmichael praises government environmental plan

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has responded to the Government’s 25 Year environmental plan, which he hopes will see avoidable plastic waste eliminated within 25 years among other environmental and animal welfare objectives. “I welcome the government’s commitment to do more to improve our natural environment, including specifically reducing the levels of plastic […]

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Date set for Sanday Post Office relocation

A date has been set for the relocation of Sanday’s Lady Post Office. Next Wednesday, January 17, the service will be relaunched at Sanday Community Shop, just across the road from the old Post office site. This new service will be provided at a Post Office serving point in the store, where the Post Office terminal […]

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