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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, the Orkney community shares hopes for a bright future as the nation marks one year since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. Inside, The Orcadian commemorates our community’s challenges and triumphs from a the past year with a six-page feature, including contributions from OIC, NHS Orkney and local politicians — plus a personal letter from the news team to our readers.

The front of this week’s newspaper also reports on a plea by the leader of Orkney Islands Council to the Scottish Government. Councillor James Stockan has called on ministers to simultaneously place Orkney into the “lowest lockdown level possible” and scrap travel restrictions, next month. He has also urged the community to engage with a survey which has been launched by the Government, aimed at gathering views on how Orkney should exit lockdown.

Also in this week’s newspaper:

  • Grooves on the move again — Neil Stevenson shares hopes for business expansion and Bridge Street redevelopment
  • OIC calls for halt to remote tower plans
  • Council strikes seabed deal
  • Councillor Scott goes Green
  • Second stone blunder slammed
  • Kirkwall Community Council talks rubbish
  • Reports from Kirkwall Sheriff Court
  • Property — Keeping it clean this spring
  • Marine Scene — Replacement freight vessels may provide 200-passenger capacity
  • Gaan Oot — Orkney photographer snaps high prize
  • Farming — Farmers and parents see red over school meat limit
  • Stromness — Street named after well-known Stromnessian
  • Sport — Orkney Rugby Sevens cancelled
  • Enjoy a look back at the past in From Our Archives 
  • Take a Peedie Break to enjoy our weekly crossword and Giddy Limit cartoon
  • Find new opportunities in Situations Vacant
  • Have a browse through our Classifieds sectionfor the latest public information notices, family announcements and items for sale