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In this week’s The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now in shops and is available online, here.

On the front page this week is our coverage following the news of positive COVID cases during the visit of two cruise liners on Monday.

Orkney Islands Council is confident that measures designed to contain an outbreak of the virus has worked as they should.

Five passengers, including an elderly male who had to be hospitalised, recorded positive for COVID.

Also, we report on the tragedy that befell to paramotorists just after their visit to the county.

Dan Burton was killed and Sacha Dench was seriously injured in an accident that occurred in the skies above Ullapool.

Also, inside this week’s newspaper:

  • Calls for child mental health services improvement
  • Scapa Flow veteran returns — eight decades on
  • Teddy bear tour to come to Orkney to raise awareness of devastating child disease
  • New tug on the horizon for OIC
  • Urgent call to invest in Orkney’s green future
  • Goose cull funding retracted
  • Popular West Mainland hotel goes back on the market
  • Maritime green innovations cruise forward
  • Stromness, Hope and Shapinsay school starters are pictured
  • Draft Stromness masterplan to be developed
  • Orkney to pilot self-driving vehicles

For all this and much more, pick up a copy of The Orcadian.