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In this week’s The Orcadian

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Pick up an edition today to see a Christmas gift guide and take advantage of an offer exclusive to readers — 20 per cent off Christmas decorations from OTE.

Our front page this week reports on an “order processing error” by Orkney Islands Council which has resulted in 990 bins of the wrong size being ordered.

The mistake has cost OIC £16,000 after it emerged the 120-litre recycling bins are too small to fit all but one of the council’s recycling fleet.

The council distributes 140-litre bins as standard.

The council says steps are being taken to ensure the “genuine mistake” will not be repeated, and insist that the bins will be put to good use in time.

The episode has raised memories of 2014 when the council was left with a 9,500 surplus bin stock, worth £188,000, following the rollout of its alternate collection scheme.

Also in this week’s newspaper:

  • Drug’s in Orkney “not a myth”
  • Orkney Drugs Dog continues to make impact
  • No drugs found during search of school
  • Ferry company offers gratitude after incident
  • Concerns over Kirkwall BID gift card prompts appeal to shoppers
  • Councillors agree to telecare charge of £3.50
  • Visiting at Kirkwall care home suspended
  • Technology makes its mark on health care
  • COVID-19 vaccine rollout date still to be confirmed
  • New free festive trail launched by Kirkwall BID and Beyond
  • Professional theatre show to be beamed into Orkney classrooms
  • New North Ronaldsay book reviewed
  • Scapa Flow traffic boom
  • Top pedigree sheep heads north
  • Stromness advent calendar — full dates of window openings
  • New cycling fund appeals for bids from Orkney groups
  • Youth badminton players take part in Under-15 championships

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

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