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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.

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

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