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Two awards for Orkney’s finest tweets

Orkney Library and Archive has won two Golden Twit awards for their work using Twitter to engage with and inform the public.

Winners of the international social media awards, which are judged by a panel including Stephen Fry and aim to celebrate the most active and respected twitter users, were announced on Thursday at a ceremony at Wembley Stadium.

The library’s Twitter feed took top spot in the categories of Information Service and Public Service.

Manager of Orkney Library and Archive Gary Amos said: “Winning the awards is a phenomenal achievement and is another fine example of Orkney punching well above its weight.

“Use of social media promotes our service and reputation far beyond these shores – we currently have more Twitter followers than the National Library of Scotland for example and are one of the most followed library services in the country.”

Library assistant Stewart Bain, who is responsible for the Library’s Twitter feed, said: “I’m thrilled that our Twitter account has won two Golden Twit awards, especially as they are in the categories of Information Service and Public Service, because that is what we are all about.

“Orkney Library and Archive has something for everyone, social media is an excellent way of highlighting this. Everyone should have a look at our Twitter, Facebook and blogs if you haven’t done so already, and if you need some help getting started with social media, pop into the library and we can show you what it’s all about.”