In this week’s The Orcadian
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This week features a front-page story on a well-preserved skeleton found at Skaill Farm in Sandwick.
The discovery is the second significant find in the area this month following the discovery of a decorated stone at the Bay of Skaill.
The skeleton could be from the Bronze Age and may be around 4,000 years old.
Also in this week’s newspaper:
- Child protection services set for ‘acid test’ inspection
- ‘Phased’ back-to-school plan to begin
- Health board appoint medical directors
- ‘File closed’ on Helliar grounding incident
- Budget increases for care home build
- Help is on hand for breastfeeding mums
- Coastguard teams help the most vulnerable receive vital support
- Testing backlog frustrates learner drivers
- Orkney Health and Care braced for £2million overspend
- Over a quarter of Orkney population receive first COVID vaccine dose
- OIC to investigate high-speed internet solution
- Essential repairs to be made to Skaill House roof
- New NFU Scotland president appointed
- Plea to take time over 2021 agricultural shows decision
- ‘Box-ticking’ fishing support scheme under fire
- Papay murals bring out island’s colourful heritage
- Electric Mother new album gets rave review
- Two Orkney musicians set for BBC stage
- Community spirit ploughs through a wild weekend of winter weather
- Spring hopes for Stromness playpark opening
- Orkney Camera Club competition
- Community transport goes electric
- Ministers urged to consider isles entry point testing
- Dr Stephen Clackson looks back at 50 years of the so-called decimalisation of our currency
- Gregor Lamb remembers the Cosmo in the 1950s
- Crossword, quiz, sudoku and wordsearch — plenty to test the brain over a cuppa!
- A packed postbag with two pages of your letters to the Editor
- Diary of a Shopkeeper
- Trio continue on eight-week health and fitness programme
- Athletics club puts out appeal for new coaches