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Archive for January, 2018

It’s ‘Peedie Orcadian’ week

Look out for the second issue of The Peedie Orcadian, free inside The Orcadian this Friday. The Peedie Orcadian, sponsored by the Pickaquoy Centre, is aimed at younger readers, and contains content produced by youngsters from around the county. This month, The Orcadian’s editor, Leah Seator and photographer Tom O’Brien have been visiting local primary […]

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Icy roads warning issued by police

Police in Kirkwall issued a warning about icy roads in Orkney in the early hours of this morning, after three reports of road accidents overnight. According to police, two of these accidents took place on the Holm Road, where conditions were described as ‘sheet ice’. Orkney Islands Council were contacted at 1am and confirmed that gritters […]

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Doonies storm to victory in New Year Men’s Ba’

The Doonies stormed to victory in the New Year Men’s Ba’ earlier this afternoon making it a festive double for the Shories. Shortly after hitting the water at 4.50pm it was a delighted Kevin Sinclair who was raised on his team mates’ shoulders as the winner in a game lasting three hours and 50 minutes. […]

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Uppies claim first ba’ of 2018

The Uppies did the festive double by again winning the Boy’s Ba’, as they did on Christmas Day. In a fantastic game, played in a great spirit, Jay Foubsiter, 15, was declared the winner after a short debate at the Long Corner. The game itself was won by the Uppies just after Noon, taking the […]

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Happy New Year from The Orcadian

All the staff at The Orcadian and Orkney Media Group would like to wish readers and customers a very happy New Year. This week’s edition of the newspaper will be available on Friday, January 5, and will come complete with coverage of New Year’s Day’s two Ba’ games, the Stromness Yule Log Pull, and a […]

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