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HIE to offer 24-hour helpline for local businesses

Businesses in Orkney and across the Highlands and Islands region will have access to a 24-hour innovation helpline this Friday, February 16, as Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) kick starts an innovation campaign to help businesses flourish. HIE’s innovation funding has increased turnover for organisations in the region by £2.2m and is aiming to generate […]

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Over 30 jobs advertised in this week’s edition of The Orcadian

See this week’s edition of The Orcadian for over thirty job listings. View situations vacant online.

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Scottish Government: Recognising the symptoms of sepsis could save a life

Advertorial: Recognising the symptoms of sepsis could save a life. Sepsis. Do you know what it is? More importantly, do you know the symptoms? Sepsis is a life threatening illness, each year it accounts for more deaths than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. In total, six Scots die from sepsis every day – that’s one […]

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Pickles praised after Killie end Brora cup fairytale

Brora Rangers manager Ross Tokely lavished praise on John Pickles after the Highland League side exited the Scottish Cup. On a memorable day for the club, Brora, who sit seventh in the Highland League, and were playing in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup for the first time in their history, faced Kilmarnock, with […]

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Orkney FC hit six to move top

Orkney Football Club moved to the top of the North Caledonian League after hitting the goal trail once more, thumping bottom-club Bunillidh Thistle 6-0. With Golspie and Thurso in North Caledonian Cup action, Orkney moved to the league’s summit, taking their goal tally to 54 after ten games in another comfortable three points. Captain Owen […]

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11 Faraclett, Kirkwall

Featured Property of the Week:  Price over £75,000 11 Faraclett is a one-bedroom property which stands in good decorative order and would be ideally suited to a first-time buyer or as an investment for a long-term let or as self-catering accommodation. Overlooking grass fields and a park, the property is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac […]

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Business Gateway: DigitalBoost

Advertorial: DigitalBoost is funded by Digital Scotland and delivered by Business Gateway. CLOUD FOR BUSINESS ESSENTIALS Tues 20 Feb, 9.30 – 12.30, Pickaquoy Centre Your back office and technology requirements need to be secure, scalable and cost-effective. This course will help you discover or improve a strategy to achieve just that. PAID FOR ADVERTISING Tues 20 […]

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LFASS loan announced

The Scottish Government has today announced that hill farmers and crofters are to be offered a nationally funded loan for the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme 2017. Eligible hill farmers and crofters will be offered a loan of up to 90 per cent of their LFASS entitlement, with payments beginning in April. Announcing the scheme […]

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Orkney brothers prepare for plum Scottish Cup tie versus Kilmarnock

Two Orkney brothers are preparing for the biggest football match of their lives this weekend, as Brora Rangers take on Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup. James and John Pickles, from Rendall, are set to be part of the Rangers squad for the match in Ayrshire on Saturday, as Highland League side Brora […]

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Yule log and Cloggan’ exhibition to take place in Stromness

An exhibition on two unique Stromness winter traditions is to be held in the town next week. The Yule Log and Cloggan’ exhibition will be on show in the John Rae room of the Warehouse Buildings, from Thursday, February 15. The exhibition looks at the history of the Yule Log competition which was revived at Hogmanay as part of the town’s […]

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