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Orkney FC move up to second after winning incident-packed thriller

Orkney FC kicked off the new year in winning fashion, coming out on top against Alness United in an incident packed five-goal thriller. The three points lifts the islanders up into second spot in the North Caledonian League, one point behind leaders Thurso. Liam Delday opened the scoring for the away side as Orkney dominated […]

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Call for Orkney to join conversation on mental health

For the first time ever this year Scotland is set to take part in a UK wide event to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. 2018 will mark the first year that all countries in the UK are taking part in Time to Talk day, on Thursday, February 1, which is aiming to create the […]

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Stronsay group campaign to attract folk to the island

A community group on Stronsay, Orkney’s ‘island of bays’, has launched a campaign to attract more visitors and residents to the island. The group has unveiled a new website, www.visitstronsay.com to provide tourists and potential new residents with a behind-the-scenes look at life on Stronsay, which has a population of around 300. Dianne Riley-Moore, a […]

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Inside January’s Peedie Orcadian

The Peedie Orcadian — the new supplement made for and by young people in the county — is included in this week’s edition of The Orcadian, which is now available in shops and online. This month’s edition of The Peedie Orcadian features a front-page story on how 2018 is being celebrated as “The Year of Young […]

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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 here. The front page features the first Stromness Yule Log in 80 years, and the Ba’ Committee’s praise for players’ conduct in the New Year Games. Also in the paper: • Three well-known Orkney faces — Rita Jamieson, Glenys Hughes, […]

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OIC advise of refuse collections delay

Orkney Islands Council is advising that some of today’s refuse collections may not be completed by this evening. The council say this is due to crews covering additional routes and having extra refuse to pick up after the festive period. The authority also says that while crews will attempt to collect as much as possible, […]

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Orkney Ferries officers vote for industrial action

Members of the maritime union Nautilus International have voted by a massive majority in favour of taking industrial action in the latest stage of a long-running pay dispute with Orkney Ferries. A ballot of members serving with the company showed 21 voting for taking industrial action short of a strike, with just one member against. […]

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Barrier repairs due to take place

Work to repair the crash barriers on the second Churchill Barrier is due to get underway next week, from Monday, January 8, onwards. The crash barriers on either side of the causeway suffered significant storm damage last month during Storm Caroline. The repair work, which is weather dependant, will take around two weeks to complete. […]

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It’s ‘Peedie Orcadian’ week

Look out for the second issue of The Peedie Orcadian, free inside The Orcadian this Friday. The Peedie Orcadian, sponsored by the Pickaquoy Centre, is aimed at younger readers, and contains content produced by youngsters from around the county. This month, The Orcadian’s editor, Leah Seator and photographer Tom O’Brien have been visiting local primary […]

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Icy roads warning issued by police

Police in Kirkwall issued a warning about icy roads in Orkney in the early hours of this morning, after three reports of road accidents overnight. According to police, two of these accidents took place on the Holm Road, where conditions were described as ‘sheet ice’. Orkney Islands Council were contacted at 1am and confirmed that gritters […]

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