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Archive for January, 2018

Orkney FC match called off

Due to the adverse weather forecast, Orkney FC’s match away to Thurso has been postponed.

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Whit’s on this weekend?

Och, aye! It’s almost time for a Burns’ Night shindig, with the bard’s annual birthday celebrations taking place across the weekend. There’s plenty to see and do over the next few days, and we’ve got a few peedie suggestions to get you started. The team here at The Orcadian would love to hear about what […]

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McArthur calls on Ministers to join campaign for improvements at Aberdeen Airport

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called on the Health Secretary to join him in urging Aberdeen Airport to improve facilities for isles patients. Mr McArthur previously met with management at Aberdeen Airport to press concerns about a lack of accessibility for patients travelling between Orkney and Aberdeen for hospital appointments. He has also taken up […]

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Head of Orkney Health and Care resigns

Caroline Sinclair has resigned her post as chief officer of Orkney’s Integration Joint Board (IJB), to take up a post in East Dunbartonshire. According to Orkney Islands Council, Ms Sinclair will be taking up the new post as Head of Service at East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership, later this year. Ms Sinclair first […]

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Video: Orkney young carers share their story with new short film

Today, Thursday, is National Young Carers Day and, to mark the occasion, a new short film made by a group of youngsters from Orkney was shown at a Kirkwall Grammar School assembly, this morning. The short animation, which aims to highlight to folk what it’s like to be a young carer, is the result of […]

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Keen demand seen at OBBA show and sale of bulls

Yesterday, Wednesday, saw a good turnout of bulls and buyers at Orkney Auction Mart for the Orkney Bull Breeders Association’s annual show and sale. This year saw judge Liam Muir, of Upper Onston, Stenness, cast his experienced eye over the bulls put forward for the show, which began at 10.30am. Four breed champions were chosen on […]

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Fire and Police services called to Stromness car fire

The Police and Fire services attended to an incident at North End Road in Stromness, this morning, Thursday, after a Volkswagen car caught fire close to the swimming pool. According to a spokeswoman at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, a fire engine was called to the scene, where two breathing apparatus and a hose […]

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Open day at Orkney College UHI

An open day is to be held at Orkney College UHI tomorrow, Friday. The college is invited anyone who may be interested in their courses to come along, between 1pm and 5pm and see what the departments have to offer. Staff will be on-hand to speak to, so that prospective students can get an idea of the […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available from all the usual outlets and online, here. This week’s front page features a tribute to an Orkney woman, whose life was tragically cut short when she was murdered while in New Zealand ten years ago. Brian Aim has talked about the sadness of losing his […]

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Crofting Federation calls for the creation of small abattoirs in Scotland

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has called on the Scottish Government to give tangible support to the creation of small local abattoirs, which its chairman says would underpin the meat niche market Scotland seeks. In making the case for government support, SCF chairman Russell Smith used the sudden closure of Orkney’s abattoir, and the ongoing […]

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