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Whit’s on this weekend?

At a loose end this weekend? Here are just a few examples of Whit’s on! Children in Need The BBC’s annual fundraising drive, Children in Need, takes place today, Friday, with events being held throughout the UK. Here in Orkney, BBC Radio Orkney is preparing to host its annual marathon fundraising programme tonight. From 7pm, listeners […]

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OIC leader hails ferry funding talks as constructive

Orkney Islands Council’s leader, Councillor James Stockan, has described talks with the Scottish Government as constructive — but warned that the council needs to strike quickly to secure additional funding on the back of this Councillor Stockan met with finance secretary Derek Mackay and Humza Yousaf, minister for transport and the islands, in Edinburgh late […]

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Weather disrupting recycling collections

Due to today’s strong winds, OIC recycling crews have reported that they are having difficulty collecting recycling in Orphir. If your house is in an exposed area out there you might not have your recycling picked up today. Your paper and plastic collections are the least likely to be collected, according to the council.

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Tourism Group launch 2018 Orkney visitor guide

Orkney Tourism Group (OTG) have launched Orkney Visitor Guide for 2018. The 92-page brochure contains all the information needed to plan a trip to Orkney and was officially launched by OTG at their annual general meeting in Kirkwall last night, Thursday. Covering everything from Orkney’s ancient and wartime history, to its nature, culture, food, drink and crafts, […]

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McArthur warns against taxing charitable trusts

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur MSP has today, Thursday, warned the Scottish Government that implementing the Barclay Review recommendations on business rates in relation to charitable trusts could threaten sport and leisure facilities in Orkney and across the country. The warning from the MSP follows a debate in Parliament last night on the impact of the […]

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Disruption to recycling pick ups due to weather

Orkney Islands Council’s recycling crews have reported that they are having difficulty collecting recycling in the West Mainland, due to today’s strong winds. As a result, particularly exposed houses in the area may not have their recycling picked up today. With the next couple of days also forecast to be windy, the council has said it is […]

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OIC Empty Homes project scoops national award

A new project run by Orkney Islands Council, aimed at bringing empty homes in the county back into use has won a national award for use of media, only four months after being set up. The project was awarded ‘Best Use of Media’ at the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year 2017 awards. […]

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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 stories on: • The actions of OIC Marine Services staff are praised after it was revealed that a tanker heading for the Flotta oil terminal lost power in the Pentland […]

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Carmichael calls for fuel duty freeze

The MP for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael has today called for a freeze on fuel duty in next week’s budget. Mr Carmichael made the comment — which was directed at UK chancellor Philip Hammond — after attending an event in UK parliament run by Fair Fuel UK, which explored the economic case for a fuel […]

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