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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.

The front page reports on the news that Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) has cancelled the procurement exercise for its remote tower project.

The centralisation of air traffic control at five airports, including Kirkwall, has been a long-running and contentious subject, but after a £9million spend by HIAL on its air traffic management strategy thus far, there are calls for reform and warnings that centralisation has not disappeared completely.

Also inside:

  • Assisted dying proposal criticised by church leaders
  • Tractor run online donations come to a close
  • HIAL chief defends £9m spend in feisty exchange
  • No return yet for Nordic Sea
  • Views sought as electric vehicle strategy updated
  • House clearance reveals presidential discoveries
  • Pupils prepare for first formal exams since COVID
  • New bus fleet complete
  • Changes afoot at Orkney Ferries
  • Stromness Bonanza winners revealed
  • Tragedy strikes at the dawn of a new year: The tragedy of the ss Freesia and the epic rescue mission recounted 100 years on
  • Kirkwall Lifeboat fundraising picks up pace

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