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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.

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On the front page — the Scottish Government finally levels with Orkney. The county is to remain in Level Three until at least May 17, but questions still remain over a short notice lockdown survey conducted by the Government.

Inside, the newspaper takes a look back at a royal visit to remember as Orkney commemorates the Duke of Edinburgh.

Also in this week’s newspaper:

  • Vaccine venue hire costs over £5k
  • Orkney v Shetland in fundraiser showdown
  • Kirkwall BID “not consulted” on car park price hike
  • Highland Park goes gold with 50-year batch
  • Future of fuel poverty charity thrown into uncertainty
  • School Place “shake up” scepticism shunned
  • Holm woman hails life-changing canine companion
  • Property — St Ninian’s Church goes green
  • Stromness — New arts centre to nurture Orkney talent
  • Marine Scene — Surfing the web to safeguard the seas
  • Gaan Oot — Young poet shares hopes for a brighter future
  • Farming — “Outstanding” overwintering success
  • Sport — Orkney gymnasts gear up to compete with visiting coach
  • Election — Orkney candidates share their views on transport  
  • Take a Peedie Break with this week’s crossword, comic strip and other puzzles
  • Have a gander at news from the past in From Our Archives
  • Find new opportunities, sales and announcements in Classifieds

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