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Delday double sends Orkney FC to victory

A Liam Delday double helped Orkney FC to a 4-0 win away to Inverness Athletic this afternoon. Orkney, who were recently crowned the Football Times Cup champions, returned to North Caledonian League duty, travelling to the Muir of Ord, however they had no problems in what was a comfortable win. In addition to Delday’s double, […]

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Police appeal after St Magnus Cathedral break-in

Police in Kirkwall are carrying out enquiries today after several reports of damage to commercial premises and vehicles, as well as a break in at St Magnus Cathedral. Several windows have been smashed and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward. According to police, the damaged is thought to have been done in the early […]

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Latest Xerox Technology

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Sky Notes: Auroral activity

The latest Sky Notes column, by Rousay astronomer and weather-watcher, is now available here. It contains all the details and plenty of images from the latest spectacular display of the Northern Lights.

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Whit’s on this weekend?

Wondering whit’s on in Orkney this weekend? Well, look no further. The Orcadian is here with a quick guide  . . . The Orkney Book Festival The third Orkney book festival is currently underway, with events taking place in Kirkwall, Stromness, St Margaret’s Hope and Shapinsay. Organised by the George Mackay Brown Fellowship, with its partners […]

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OIC takes top honours at planning awards

Orkney Islands Council scooped the top award at Scotland’s national planning awards in Edinburgh on Wednesday night. They were named the overall winner across all categories for the Team Stromness project. ‘Team Stromness’ was comprised of a council-wide task force, which coordinated regeneration projects in the middle of the town, including repaving the main street […]

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Police appeal after car park collisions

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information on two incidents, which are thought to have happened over the past week. Firstly, anyone who saw a traffic collision alleged to have taken place in the Broch Gurness car park at 3pm on Sunday, November 5, is being asked to speak to come forward. According to police, […]

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Farm diversification fund available in Orkney

Local farmers who are considering diversifying are being encouraged to find out more about Orkney’s LEADER programme. The Orkney LEADER programme has grant funding available for farm diversification projects within Orkney. The funding, which is part-financed by the Scottish Government and European Community, is available to help Orkney farmers diversify into non-agricultural activity, with up to 50 […]

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High winds cause recycling disruption

Orkney Islands Council is advising that because of the windy conditions, it may not be possible to pick up some of the items put out for the recycling collection in the Kirkwall area today. Any residents who have not had their recycling picked up today are being asked to put their items out when the […]

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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 features stories on: • The office of an Orcadian politician becomes the centre of an incident which led to an emergency situation at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. • A community effort saves Stromness […]

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