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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, news that Orkney is set to welcome refugees from Afghanistan as part of a nationwide scheme. While the majority of islands councillors are in favour of the move, some have questioned whether Orkney Islands Council can justify “forking out” for private accommodation for these families when 886 Orcadians currently face a wait of up to two years for a home.

Also featured on page one is a photograph of The Orcadian’s editorial team celebrating their recent win at the Scottish Press Awards.

Also, inside this week’s newspaper:

  • Councillor challenges OIC over private Scapa Flow talks
  • Orkney Loves Local — get your loyalty card inside this issue
  • The Peedie Orcadian — free inside this week
  • Orkney to shine at Arctic Circle conference
  • Ambulance posts announced as capacity concerns continue
  • High praise for Orkney pandemic response
  • Almost 900 may face two-year housing wait
  • Glensanda stone order reaches halfway point
  • Dentistry picks up pace but concerns remain
  • Reports from the latest criminal proceedings at Kirkwall Sheriff Court
  • Youths brave jab to ‘stop the spread’
  • School starters from Burray, Dounby and Orphir
  • Stromness — refurbishments mooted for centre
  • Gaan Oot — Taking the stage for George Mackay Brown
  • Marine Scene — Fleet survey researchers to visit Orkney
  • Sport — runner conquers epic 100-mile ultra
  • Find new opportunities, notices and announcements in our Classifieds section
  • Take a Peedie Break with our weekly crossword, sudoku and Giddy Limit cartoon strip
  • Have a gander at the past in From Our Archives

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