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Archive for January, 2018

Yellow Weather Warning in force as Storm Georgina hits Orkney

A Yellow Weather Warning of wind has been issued for Orkney for the duration of this afternoon, Wednesday, as Storm Georgina batters her way across the UK. According to the Met Office, up to 70 mph winds are expected in the North of Scotland, and this may cause some transport delays and cancellations. This includes […]

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Tweed researchers are Orkney-bound — and they need your help

Research academics from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen are heading to Orkney to investigate the potential of re-establishing the production of Orkney tweed on the islands, and they’d like you to get involved with their research. Professor Sarah Pedersen, from RGU’s School of Creative and Cultural Business, and Dr Andrea Peach, from Gray’s School […]

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McArthur: Islands Bill must undo damaging one-size-fits-all approach

Following on from the backing of the Islands Bill by a cross-party parliamentary committee, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called for the bill to “undo the damage” of centralisation and a one-size-fits-all approach following the publication of cross-party parliamentary committee report on the Islands (Scotland) Bill. In their report published today yesterday, Monday, the Rural Economy and Connectivity […]

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Video — Flooding at Papdale Primary School

Flooding at Papdale Primary School from The Orcadian on Vimeo. Staff at Papdale Primary School have thanked parents for their patience after part of their playground flooded, today, Monday. “Thanks to all the parents for their patience and understanding responding at short notice to the changes to pick up arrangements today,” a spokesperson said on […]

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Kirkwall care home planning event

An event due to be held tomorrow, Tuesday, will give people the opportunity to engage with the first stage of the planning process for the new Kirkwall Care Home. The aim of the project is to provide a purpose-built, high-quality care home as a replacement for St Rognvald House. The drop-in session at the St […]

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Islands Bill backed by rural economy committee

A committee of MSPs has given its endorsement to the Islands Bill, recommending that its general principles be agreed by the Scottish Parliament. In a report published today, the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has backed the bill but says it is vital that the actual priorities of islanders are reflected in the National Islands Plan that will follow. The convener […]

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Police appeal after mobile phone theft

Police in Kirkwall are investigating the theft of a mobile phone from a vehicle parked in the centre of the town, on Friday. According to police, the phone was taken while the vehicle was parked opposite the rear door of the Albert Street Co-op supermarket, in the Albert Hotel car park, sometime between 4.10pm and […]

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Orkney Hearing Event

Advertorial: Inverness Hearing Services are pleased to be running a hearing technology event on Orkney to enable you to learn more about options available to you and to experience the benefits of the latest hearing technology. Date: Tuesday 30th January Time: 9.30am – 3pm Location: The Ayre Hotel To book your appointment time, please call Rose at […]

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Tait takes top gong at Orkney Sports Awards

Anna Tait spoke of her delight after being named Orkney’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2017. The double Island Games medalist and record holder said it had been an “incredible” year as she picked up the prize at the Orkney Sports Awards. Tait, who also represented Scotland in 2017, beat off stiff competition from Scottish […]

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Orkney secures WorldHost Destination status

Orkney has become the first island location in the UK to claim a prestigious mark of excellence in customer service. The islands have achieved WorldHost® Recognised Destination Status after 85 local businesses took part in the training programme. To mark the occasion a special event took place at Orkney College UHI, in Kirkwall, yesterday, Thursday. To achieve destination status a minimum of […]

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