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Games athletes Gibraltar-bound

Orkney’s Island Games athletes along with representatives of Cooke Aquaculture, the side’s main sponsors.

Orkney’s 42-athlete-strong contingent which will compete at the NatWest International Island Games is set to arrive in Gibraltar today.

The athletes, along with coaches, officials and members of the local media, including The Orcadian, will depart Glasgow this morning en-route to Gatwick Airport in London.

From there, the side will depart for Gibraltar in the afternoon, arriving in the British Overseas Territory at 6.40pm local time.

The opening ceremony of the six-day multi-sport spectacle — the biggest and most prestigious competition Orkney compete in — will get under way on Saturday, ahead of the start of competition on Sunday.

Join The Orcadian online every day with daily updates, photos, videos and live-streaming from the Games, which end on Friday, July 12.

Pick up a copy of The Orcadian on Thursdays, July 11 and July 18, for more coverage.

Find out more about Orkney’s teams in our eight-page, pull-out feature in this week’s edition of The Orcadian.

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