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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, we report that Orkney Islands Council’s bid to progress the proposed expansion of Cursiter Quarry has taken a step forward — but only after a proposal to bring the £3.7million project into its capital programme went down to a vote.

Also inside this week’s newspaper:

  • Third sector to benefit from mental health boost
  • Memorial fee proposals under consultation
  • Care home savings called into question
  • OIC unveils new Carness homes
  • Harbour rescue piermaster praised
  • Councillors eye up potential multi-million pound renewables pay back
  • Scotland Loves Local scheme rejected by councillors
  • Vaccine ‘reactions’ must be reported urges retired nurse
  • Call for reduction in speed limits around isles schools
  • PHOTO SPREAD — Winter Wonderland exceeds expectations
  • Rock band prepares for Stromness gig
  • Rare Orkney chair returns home
  • New Glaitness P1’s photographed
  • PHOTO SPREAD — Children in Need fever hits the schools!
  • NFU president in discussion
  • Mart prepares for big show and sale day
  • Rugby stalwart prepares for milestone 200th league appearance.

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