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Archive for February 2nd, 2018

McArthur praises “godsend” local cancer services

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has used a recent debate in the Scottish Parliament on World Cancer Day to highlight the work of CLAN cancer support in the Northern Isles, describing them as “invaluable” and “a godsend”. Figures from Cancer Research UK suggest one in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at […]

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Whit’s on this weekend?

At a loss for what to do this weekend? Have no fear! The Orcadian is here with a few peedie suggestions… Modern Jive and Smooth Waltz February is here and those new year resolutions might be starting to fall by the wayside, but if you’re looking to try out new experiences in 2018, this weekend might […]

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Orkney athletes to benefit from pilot travel fund scheme

Up to eight of Orkney’s best athletes stand to benefit from a share of £45,000 of support towards travel, under a new scheme. The new initiative will provide funding to help athletes from Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles travel to competitions. The scheme was announced earlier today, Friday, by the sports minister, Aileen Campbell, at […]

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Carmichael challenges government to deliver fair funding for farmers

The Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael, has challenged the UK government’s farming minister to secure fair, long-term funding to support the agriculture industry at a debate he led yesterday on the future of the farming industry post-Brexit. Mr. Carmichael also set out what he says must be the objectives of a […]

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