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Loganair’s “teddy loving care” in reuniting little girl’s lost toy

It was no “teddy bear’s picnic” when it came to reuniting a lost cuddly toy with its four-year-old Orcadian owner this week! But after the little girl’s mother made a plea on social media for help, airline Loganair stepped in to ensure “Teddy” made it home. Donna and her daughter, Summer, were flying back to […]

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New Kirkwall book launched

Last night (Wednesday), saw the launch of a new book about the history of Kirkwall, written by local historian and author G.D. Partner, at the Masonic Hall, Kirkwall. Kirkwall: In the footsteps of Hossack, Volume 1 is the latest book to be published locally by The Orcadian and the first in a two-part series. It gives […]

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Police appeal for missing rucksack

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for anyone who may have found a red and black rucksack on the boat from Lyness to Houton yesterday morning. The rucksack was with the luggage on the boat and is believed to have been collected by another passenger by mistake. It contains medication along with personal items including clothes […]

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Last chance to vote in Scottish Trad Awards

It’s your last chance to vote for some of your favourite local musicians in this year’s Scottish Traditional Music Awards (TRADS). Four Orkney acts have been shortlisted for the awards: Fara (Folk band of the year) Gnoss (Up and Coming band of the year) Jennifer Wrigley (Instrumentalist of the year) Saltfishforty (Album of the year)  […]

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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian…

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available from all the usual outlets and online, here. This week’s front page of the paper features: No Investigation? Stromness Community Council quiz police on bonfire incident. Also in this week’s paper: Orkney’s local Children in Need appeals, which have raised over £23,000 for the charity. Hundreds […]

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Rescued ship alongside at Lyness

A cargo ship which broke down off Wick yesterday is alongside at Lyness this morning having been towed to safety by the OIC Marine Services tug Einar. Wick RNLI was initially tasked to the vessel, the 88m long Bahamas registered Jomi, which is carrying a load of timber, and was manned by a crew of […]

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Broken down cargo ship towed to Scapa Flow

A cargo vessel which experienced engine trouble off Wick earlier today is heading for Scapa Flow tonight, being towed by the local tug Einar. Wick Lifeboat was initially tasked to the vessel, the 88m long Bahamas registered Jomi, which is carrying a load of timber, and is manned by a crew of six, according to […]

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OIC issue barriers warning

Orkney Islands Council’s roads team is keeping a watchful eye on the Churchill Barriers at the moment, following the issue of an amber flood warning by SEPA. “Latest forecasts show conditions may worsen at barriers during next 24hrs,” said an OIC spokeswoman. “Check back here for updates (www.twitter.com/oic_roads).”  

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NHS Orkney go blue-lipped for cancer awareness

Members of staff from NHS Orkney Public Dental Service team have already been out and about sporting blue lips this month to raise awareness of the symptoms of mouth cancer and are appealing to other to help spread the awareness-raising message. As part of the campaign, the group joined forces with staff at Tesco, last Wednesday, to […]

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Topping out ceremony marks milestone for £64 million NHS Orkney hospital

A ceremony marking a major milestone for NHS Orkney’s new flagship hospital and healthcare facility has taken place today. NHS Orkney Chief Executive, Cathie Cowan and members of the NHS Orkney Board, formally held the topping out ceremony alongside representatives from Robertson Group. Following the presentation of an engraved trowel and a photo opportunity on […]

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