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Orkney’s undiscovered archaeology ‘at risk’ from major energy development - The Scotsman

Orkney’s undiscovered archaeology ‘at risk’ from major energy development  The Scotsman

Undiscovered archaeological treasures on Orkney could be harmed by bold new plans to upgrade energy transmission to and from the islands, it has been ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 6:21 pm


TV chef James Martin is keeping it British - This Is Wiltshire

TV chef James Martin is keeping it British  This Is Wiltshire

Where can you find the best meat, fruit and shellfish in the country? Lauren Taylor asks chef James Martin for his recommendations.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 5:42 pm


Senior Aberdeen City Council director resigns - BBC News

Senior Aberdeen City Council director resigns  BBC News

It is understood Aberdeen director of commissioning Frank McGhee was the director earlier suspended pending a full investigation.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 5:10 pm


These Are The Most Unusual Temples In The World - CEOWORLD magazine

These Are The Most Unusual Temples In The World  CEOWORLD magazine

Unusual temples – temples are souvenirs of the past. They exude the genius of the past, and the style and structure make us look good. The temples I will ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 3:49 pm


Trump Organisation 'confident' on Menie homes bid - BBC News

Trump Organisation 'confident' on Menie homes bid  BBC News

The Trump Organisation has expressed confidence that its bid for hundreds of new homes at its Aberdeenshire golf resort will be approved despite councillors ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 2:47 pm


FitLife membership access widened - Northern Scot

FitLife membership access widened  Northern Scot

MEMBERS of FitLife can now enjoy free access to leisure facilities in four other local authorities.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 2:23 pm


Drugs worth more than £50,000 seized on A96 near Inverurie - BBC News

Drugs worth more than £50,000 seized on A96 near Inverurie  BBC News

Police say cocaine and heroin were recovered from a vehicle stopped by officers on the A96 near Inverurie.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 11:18 am


Northern Isles ferries bought by Scottish government - BBC News

Northern Isles ferries bought by Scottish government  BBC News

The sister vessels MV Helliar and MV Hildasay operate between Aberdeen, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 11:06 am


Name correction in ARC article - White Horse News

Name correction in ARC article  White Horse News

IN the last issue of the White Horse News, issue 691, a report from the Active Retirement Club (ARC) mistakenly named one of its speakers as Julie Evitt who ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 10:16 am


Berwick RFC team manager confirms promotion after East Region 1 title - The Southern Reporter

Berwick RFC team manager confirms promotion after East Region 1 title  The Southern Reporter

Team manager Owen Weatherhead confirmed that Berwick will be competing in the National League 3 next season, after a “superb” campaign – which sees ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 10:07 am


GP recruitment ‘hub’ in rural Scotland proves successful - Practice Business

GP recruitment ‘hub’ in rural Scotland proves successful  Practice Business

Around 14 people, so far, have stepped up for the opportunity to work in these areas for between four and 18 weeks a year.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 8:26 am


Beyond the City: Bringing 5G connectivity to rural Britain - University of Strathclyde

Beyond the City: Bringing 5G connectivity to rural Britain  University of Strathclyde

Experts working towards improving rural connectivity through fifth generation (5G) mobile communications technology will showcase their progress to date at an ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 7:47 am


Business to business payments best across north and north-east of Scotland - Press and Journal

Business to business payments best across north and north-east of Scotland  Press and Journal

Lerwick, Aberdeen and Kirkwall are the lowest risk locations in the UK for freelancers and small businesses when it comes to getting paid on time research has ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 7:01 am


Major road closures due in Kirkwall from next week - The Orcadian

Major road closures due in Kirkwall from next week  The Orcadian

The roadworks currently underway on Kirkwall town centre will see the closure of the junction between Broad Street, Castle Street and Albert Street to all traffic, ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 6:00 am


Liam Smith: Body confirmed as missing teenager - BBC News

Liam Smith: Body confirmed as missing teenager  BBC News

The mother of 16-year-old Liam Smith, who disappeared in November, says the family's "hearts are broken".

Published on 26 March 2019 | 2:41 am


Coming into land – Aberdeen flight passenger captures the perfect view of the Granite City - Press and Journal

Coming into land – Aberdeen flight passenger captures the perfect view of the Granite City  Press and Journal

Watch these incredible scenes from above as this flight passenger films their descent into Aberdeen airport. Andrew Beedie captured the amazing view of the ...

Published on 25 March 2019 | 3:51 pm


Tidal energy pioneers see vast potential in ocean currents' ebb and flow - NBC News

Tidal energy pioneers see vast potential in ocean currents' ebb and flow  NBC News

Breakthroughs in tidal energy could make it a viable renewable energy solution to meet increasing power demands globally while reducing carbon emissions.

Published on 25 March 2019 | 2:45 pm


Son's search for biscuit tin thrown out after mum's death - STV News

Son's search for biscuit tin thrown out after mum's death  STV News

Son's search for biscuit tin thrown out after mum's death. Magnus Spence has been on quest to find the vintage McVitie's tin featuring the Forth Road Bridge.

Published on 25 March 2019 | 12:34 pm


CCTV released of Rangers fan after incident at Aberdeen game - BBC News

CCTV released of Rangers fan after incident at Aberdeen game  BBC News

Police say a man was injured shortly after the recent Scottish Cup fixture between Aberdeen and Rangers at Pittodrie.

Published on 25 March 2019 | 11:48 am


Penguin device goes under - The Orcadian

Penguin device goes under  The Orcadian

Wello's Penguin wave energy converter has sunk at EMEC's Billia Croo wave test site, off the west coast of Orkney. An EMEC statement released on Friday said: ...

Published on 25 March 2019 | 11:34 am


Fashion students assess archipelago microfibre pollution | Materials & Production News - Ecotextile News

Fashion students assess archipelago microfibre pollution | Materials & Production News  Ecotextile News

Students from Heriot Watt University have conducted tests on microfibre pollution around the Scottish archipelago of Orkney. ORKNEY - A group of fashion and ...

Published on 25 March 2019 | 10:01 am


Highland Park Twisted Tattoo released - Scotchwhisky.com

Highland Park Twisted Tattoo released  Scotchwhisky.com

Orkney distillery Highland Park has announced the release of Highland Park Twisted Tattoo, a 16-year-old single malt part-matured in Rioja-seasoned wine ...

Published on 25 March 2019 | 9:08 am


'I'm an Orkney librarian driving to a school when a wave engulfs my van' - The Guardian

'I'm an Orkney librarian driving to a school when a wave engulfs my van'  The Guardian

I'm a librarian in Orkney, which comprises 70 islands off the north coast of Scotland. The library *service* serves a population of more than 21,000 people, ...

Published on 25 March 2019 | 8:00 am


How Orkney reinvented the future with hydrogen - HeraldScotland

How Orkney reinvented the future with hydrogen  HeraldScotland

ORKNEY and Davos might not seem like names that go together, but at the World Economic Forum earlier this year, a video about a low-carbon project…

Published on 24 March 2019 | 5:24 am


Contrasting fortunes for Orkney sides - The Orcadian

Contrasting fortunes for Orkney sides  The Orcadian

There were contrasting fortunes for Orkney's senior rugby and football sides. Orkney RFC lost out to Hillhead Jordanhill in Glasgow, 31-12 — a huge blow in ...

Published on 23 March 2019 | 6:03 pm


Orkney Men's Shed praised in Scottish Parliament - The Orcadian

Orkney Men's Shed praised in Scottish Parliament  The Orcadian

The success of the Orkney's Men's Shed was raised during a Members' Debate in Scottish Parliament, by the county's MSP Liam McArthur, earlier this week.

Published on 23 March 2019 | 3:00 pm


Lebanon hostage Terry Waite unveiled for Orkney festival - Press and Journal

Lebanon hostage Terry Waite unveiled for Orkney festival  Press and Journal

Former hostage Terry Waite has been unveiled as one of the star attractions of this year's St Magnus International Festival on Orkney. Mr Waite was the Assistant ...

Published on 23 March 2019 | 8:00 am


'One million' take part in 'Put It To The People' march demanding a final say on Brexit - ITV News

'One million' take part in 'Put It To The People' march demanding a final say on Brexit  ITV News

Video report by ITV News Reporter David Wood. One million people are estimated to have marched through London calling for the public to be given the final ...

Published on 22 March 2019 | 11:12 pm


Body found in search for Aberdeen teenager Liam Smith - BBC News

Body found in search for Aberdeen teenager Liam Smith  BBC News

The discovery comes four months after 16-year-old Liam Smith was last seen on a bus leaving Aberdeen.

Published on 22 March 2019 | 8:57 pm


Inspired by nature and Orkney's unique traditions - Scottish Field

Inspired by nature and Orkney's unique traditions  Scottish Field

Orkney Distilling's growing range of hand-crafted gins fuse the traditional with the progressive, drawing inspiration from the Norse heritage of the islands, while ...

Published on 22 March 2019 | 4:22 pm


Orkney monk avoids jail after bombarding priest with hate speech letters - Press and Journal

Orkney monk avoids jail after bombarding priest with hate speech letters  Press and Journal

An Orkney man who bombarded an Episcopalian priest with homophobic hate mail avoided a jail sentence yesterday. At Glasgow Sheriff Court self-proclaimed ...

Published on 22 March 2019 | 8:20 am


Team to retrace Orkney explorer Dr John Rae's Arctic journey - BBC News

Team to retrace Orkney explorer Dr John Rae's Arctic journey  BBC News

A four-man team is to retrace a famous journey by Orkney's 19th Century Arctic explorer Dr John Rae. Born in 1813, Dr Rae signed up with the Hudson's Bay ...

Published on 22 March 2019 | 1:24 am


Troubled Banks O'Dee Aberdeen care home to close - BBC News

Troubled Banks O'Dee Aberdeen care home to close  BBC News

An inspection raised "serious" concerns and the operator later announced it was withdrawing from running the facility.

Published on 21 March 2019 | 7:02 pm


New environmental group bidding to make Orkney a greener place - The Orcadian

New environmental group bidding to make Orkney a greener place  The Orcadian

A new environmental group is set to launch its programme for making Orkney a greener place to live with a series of talks at the Pickaquoy Centre next week.

Published on 21 March 2019 | 4:00 pm


Orkney man launches emotional search for missing biscuit tin - Press and Journal

Orkney man launches emotional search for missing biscuit tin  Press and Journal

An Orkney man has launched an emotional search for a missing old biscuit tin. The 60-year-old tin is of “huge sentimental” value to farmer Magnus Spence as it ...

Published on 21 March 2019 | 10:00 am


OIC's views sought on electoral arrangements - The Orcadian

OIC's views sought on electoral arrangements  The Orcadian

A consultation has begun, asking councils representing Scotland's three islands areas for their views on electoral arrangements. The exercise is being carried ...

Published on 21 March 2019 | 9:10 am


Skara Brae women archaeologists who were written out of history - BBC News

Skara Brae women archaeologists who were written out of history  BBC News

Photographs from an archaeological dig in Orkney show women assumed to be visitors. The assumption was wrong.

Published on 21 March 2019 | 12:45 am


Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles councillor number consultation begins - BBC News

Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles councillor number consultation begins  BBC News

Changes to the number of council representatives and ward boundaries in Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan an Iar are being assessed.

Published on 20 March 2019 | 12:21 am


Fears over future of vital Orkney ferry service amid funding shortfall - Press and Journal

Fears over future of vital Orkney ferry service amid funding shortfall  Press and Journal

A leading transport union has written to the First Minister demanding action over a £1.5million funding shortfall for Orkney's vital inter-island ferries. The National ...

Published on 19 March 2019 | 8:08 am


Two Orkney breweries recognised at beer awards - The Orcadian

Two Orkney breweries recognised at beer awards  The Orcadian

Orkney's Swannay Brewery has taken home the Overall Champion Gold for best craft keg at this year's SIBA Independent Beer Awards. The national beer ...

Published on 18 March 2019 | 8:00 pm


New chief executive appointed to lead tourism group - The Orcadian

New chief executive appointed to lead tourism group  The Orcadian

Destination Orkney — the industry group for Orkney's tourism businesses — has appointed a new chief executive. Two months since Kate Lewington's ...

Published on 18 March 2019 | 1:30 pm


World Social Work Day to be celebrated in Orkney - The Orcadian

World Social Work Day to be celebrated in Orkney  The Orcadian

Orkney's social work *service* will be celebrated at a World Social Work Day event in Kirkwall this week. The event, which gets underway on Tuesday, will focus ...

Published on 18 March 2019 | 10:25 am


South Orkney Islands DXpedition - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

South Orkney Islands DXpedition  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

After their successful VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DX-pedition, the Perseverance DX Group (pdxg.net) is pleased to announce their intention to activate South ...

Published on 18 March 2019 | 6:00 am


Orkney remembers lifeboat disaster | Scotland - The Times

Orkney remembers lifeboat disaster | Scotland  The Times

A maritime disaster that decimated the population of a remote Scottish village 50 years ago will be remembered today.Flags at lifeboat stations around Scotland ...

Published on 17 March 2019 | 12:01 am


Orkney FC relinquish title to Golspie Sutherland - The Orcadian

Orkney FC relinquish title to Golspie Sutherland  The Orcadian

Orkney FC relinquished the North Caledonian League title, losing 1-0 at home to new champions Golspie Sutherland. The win sees Golspie secure the title on ...

Published on 16 March 2019 | 3:43 pm


Electric Orkney dismantle Haddington - The Orcadian

Electric Orkney dismantle Haddington  The Orcadian

Orkney RFC swept aside Haddington RFC in a totally dominant display this afternoon. The home side ran in nine tries in the 60-7 victory, securing a bonus-point ...

Published on 16 March 2019 | 3:09 pm


Memorial for ‘innocent’ victims of Orkney witchcraft trials unveiled - The Scotsman

Memorial for ‘innocent’ victims of Orkney witchcraft trials unveiled  The Scotsman

A memorial to at least 72 men and women who were accused of witchcraft in the Orkney Isles has been unveiled.

Published on 14 March 2019 | 5:24 pm


Orkney tidal firm’s success swells staff numbers - Press and Journal

Orkney tidal firm’s success swells staff numbers  Press and Journal

An Orkney-based tidal firm has attributed increased staff numbers to a growing reputation as a Highlands and Islands success story. Orbital Marine Power's chief ...

Published on 14 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Orkney salmon farm provide £3m economic boost - Press and Journal

Orkney salmon farm provide £3m economic boost  Press and Journal

A new salmon farm to be constructed in Orkney is to provide a £3 million economic boost to Scottish firms. Scottish Sea Farms is investing £3.3m with suppliers ...

Published on 14 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Orkney's west coast – is this Scotland's most stunning walk? - The Scotsman

Orkney's west coast – is this Scotland's most stunning walk?  The Scotsman

There is no better way to get under the skin of Orkney than by venturing out across the Mainland on foot. Every step will connect you with the isle's natural beauty ...

Published on 13 March 2019 | 4:53 pm


EIS urges Orkney teachers to accept new pay deal - The Orcadian

EIS urges Orkney teachers to accept new pay deal  The Orcadian

Members of the teaching union, the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), of which around 240 Orkney teachers are part of, are now being balloted on a new ...

Published on 13 March 2019 | 12:46 pm


Outdoor theme emerging for Orkney International Science Festival - The Orcadian

Outdoor theme emerging for Orkney International Science Festival  The Orcadian

Early details of some of the speakers and topics for this year's Orkney International Science Festival have been announced in Thursday's The Orcadian.

Published on 13 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Why a rare owl sparked a news blackout - BBC News

Why a rare owl sparked a news blackout  BBC News

When a rare Tengmalm's Owl turned up in Orkney last November, it was decided to "suppress" news of its exact location. The bird, which had only been seen in ...

Published on 12 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Ruth's walk from Bridgwater to the Orkneys - Bridgwater Mercury

Ruth's walk from Bridgwater to the Orkneys  Bridgwater Mercury

A BRIDGWATER woman is taking on the challenge of a lifetime for charity in memory of her father.

Published on 11 March 2019 | 5:26 pm


Heartbreak as Orkney farmers scammed out of 5-figure sum - Agriland.co.uk

Heartbreak as Orkney farmers scammed out of 5-figure sum  Agriland.co.uk

NFU Scotland is urging its members to remain vigilant as fraudulent telephone scams continue to target the farming community.

Published on 9 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Essence of Orkney competition — shortlist revealed today! - The Orcadian

Essence of Orkney competition — shortlist revealed today!  The Orcadian

The top five pictures from each of the Essence of Orkney competition categories have gone on show at the Pickaquoy Centre today, Friday, ahead of the overall ...

Published on 8 March 2019 | 9:00 am


Whit's on this weekend? - The Orcadian

Whit's on this weekend?  The Orcadian

There's plenty of things to see and do in Orkney, this weekend. Check out our website to find out more… Jack Westwell. The latest set of concerts from Orkney ...

Published on 8 March 2019 | 8:30 am


'Heartbreak' after Orkney NFUS member scammed out of five-figure sum - The Orcadian

'Heartbreak' after Orkney NFUS member scammed out of five-figure sum  The Orcadian

The farmers union, NFU Scotland is urging its members across the country to remain vigilant against fraudulent telephone scams after one of their members here ...

Published on 8 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Orkney unveiling permanent memorial to 16th century islanders accused of witchcraft - iNews

Orkney unveiling permanent memorial to 16th century islanders accused of witchcraft  iNews

Shaking your hair at someone or using herbal remedies might not seem like serious crimes but in late 16th century Orkney they were enough to see some ...

Published on 8 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Orkney MSP praises charity for ‘phenomenal’ level of care - Press and Journal

Orkney MSP praises charity for ‘phenomenal’ level of care  Press and Journal

An Orkney MSP has commended the work of charity Marie Curie in the midst of their annual Daffodil Appeal. Liam McArthur praised the work of nurses, staff and ...

Published on 7 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Ferry fare and council tax rises as Orkney sets budget - Press and Journal

Ferry fare and council tax rises as Orkney sets budget  Press and Journal

The council had requested £6.8m, but was awarded £5.3 million. Council leader James Stockan said: “This is a considerable disappointment for us and leaves ...

Published on 7 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Orkney sheltered housing to lose overnight workers - Press and Journal

Orkney sheltered housing to lose overnight workers  Press and Journal

Orkney Islands Council has agreed to remove overnight staff at a sheltered housing scheme in Stromness – a decision condemned by union leaders.

Published on 6 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Spanish tidal converter generates 'first energy' off Orkney - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy Voice

Spanish tidal converter generates 'first energy' off Orkney - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

A Spanish tidal energy converter has generated “first energy” at a test site in Orkney, according to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). The Atir tidal ...

Published on 6 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Orkney artists commissioned for new islands hospital - Press and Journal

Orkney artists commissioned for new islands hospital  Press and Journal

Two Orkney artists are to have their work showcased in the islands new hospital when it opens its doors for the first time in June. Samantha Clark will create a ...

Published on 6 March 2019 | 8:00 am


£50k stolen from Orkney residents, say police - The Orcadian

£50k stolen from Orkney residents, say police  The Orcadian

Police are warning folk to be on their guard against online and telephone fraud after it was revealed that and estimated £50,000 has been stolen from the county ...

Published on 6 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Man charged following alleged sexual assault in Orkney - Press and Journal

Man charged following alleged sexual assault in Orkney  Press and Journal

The 56-year-old is expected to appear at Kirkwall Sheriff Court today. Detective Inspector Donald Macdonald said: “We would like to thank the members of the ...

Published on 6 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Artists commissioned for new hospital - The Orcadian

Artists commissioned for new hospital  The Orcadian

Two Orkney based artists, Samantha Clark and Jack Whitwell, will create works of art for Orkney's new hospital and healthcare facility — due to open in June this ...

Published on 5 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Woman sexually assaulted in Kirkwall town centre - BBC News

Woman sexually assaulted in Kirkwall town centre  BBC News

Officers sealed off a lane in the centre of Kirkwall following the early-morning attack.

Published on 5 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Police investigating reports of a sexual assault in Orkney - Press and Journal

Police investigating reports of a sexual assault in Orkney  Press and Journal

The incident was reported to have taken place in Kirkwall, near to the town's harbour, early yesterday. A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland is carrying out ...

Published on 5 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Orkney's town centres receive cash boost - The Orcadian

Orkney's town centres receive cash boost  The Orcadian

Orkney's town centres have been given a £200,000 cash injection. The Town Centre Fund — a fund set up in partnership between the Scottish Government and ...

Published on 5 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Man arrested as inquiries continue into sexual assault in Orkney - Press and Journal

Man arrested as inquiries continue into sexual assault in Orkney  Press and Journal

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Orkney, a police spokesman has said. Police on the island continue to appeal for ...

Published on 5 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Ewing opens national fishing talk-shop in Orkney - Shetland News

Ewing opens national fishing talk-shop in Orkney  Shetland News

A DISCUSSION paper on the future of fishing in Scotland is being launched today by fisheries secretary Fergus Ewing in Orkney. Ewing is meeting ...

Published on 4 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Orkney Folk Festival 37th festival & Between Islands Project - Folk Radio UK

Orkney Folk Festival 37th festival & Between Islands Project  Folk Radio UK

The musical connections between three of Scotland's island groups are to be celebrated at this year's Orkney Folk Festival.

Published on 4 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Between islands project to launch at Orkney Film Festival - Press and Journal

Between islands project to launch at Orkney Film Festival  Press and Journal

The rich connections between three Scottish islands are to be celebrated as part of an interesting project being launched in May. Between Islands, being ...

Published on 2 March 2019 | 10:48 am


Fuel poverty described as ‘astronomical’ in Northern Isles - Press and Journal

Fuel poverty described as ‘astronomical’ in Northern Isles  Press and Journal

Figures showing “astronomical” fuel poverty levels in Orkney – the highest in Scotland – have been condemned by the islands MSP. The number in poverty has ...

Published on 2 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Top-level talks as case for £200m Islands Deal progresses - Press and Journal

Top-level talks as case for £200m Islands Deal progresses  Press and Journal

Top-level talks have taken place at Holyrood as the case for an ambitious multi-million-pound investment in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles took another ...

Published on 1 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Marine plastics in Orkney to be tackled as part of pilot project - The Orcadian

Marine plastics in Orkney to be tackled as part of pilot project  The Orcadian

Orkney's fight against plastic litter in our seas and beaches has taken a step forward. The county has been selected to be part of a pilot project aimed at tackling ...

Published on 1 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Solicitor – Orkney Islands Council - Scottish Legal News

Solicitor – Orkney Islands Council  Scottish Legal News

CORPORATE SERVICES Legal Solicitor (Ref: ORK03157) 35 hours per week. Temporary up to 31 March 2021 £37,935 to £40,125 (including Distant Islands ...

Published on 28 February 2019 | 12:34 pm


New Vice Lord-Lieutenant named - The Orcadian

New Vice Lord-Lieutenant named  The Orcadian

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of Elaine Grieve as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Orkney with immediate effect. Ms Grieve takes over from ...

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Orkney marine energy experts to support creation of China's first test centre - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy Voice

Orkney marine energy experts to support creation of China's first test centre - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Orkney's European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has revealed it will support the development of the first wave and tidal test centre in China. The Qingdao Pilot ...

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Dig at one of Scotland's largest hunter-gatherer site - BBC News

Dig at one of Scotland's largest hunter-gatherer site  BBC News

The field in Aberdeenshire contains evidence of human activity dating back 12000 years.

Published on 27 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Curtains up for drama festival - The Orcadian

Curtains up for drama festival  The Orcadian

Here at The Orcadian we'd like to extend our best wishes to all teams competing in this year's SCDA Orkney District One-Act Play Festival, which begins this ...

Published on 26 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Kerry and Lorna bolster NFUS on Orkney and Shetland - The Scottish Farmer

Kerry and Lorna bolster NFUS on Orkney and Shetland  The Scottish Farmer

NFU SCOTLAND has strengthened its support team within Orkney and Shetland by introducing two new regional policy advisors for the islands.

Published on 25 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Six of the best places for wildlife spotting in Orkney - The Scotsman

Six of the best places for wildlife spotting in Orkney  The Scotsman

Orkney is a northerly paradise for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers with the islands thrumming with the sights, sounds and colours of nature all-year-round.

Published on 22 February 2019 | 8:00 am


On this day in history — Orkney annexed to Scotland - The Orcadian

On this day in history — Orkney annexed to Scotland  The Orcadian

Today, February 20, marks 547 years since Orkney officially became a part of Scotland. The islands were annexed to the Scottish crown in 1472 after Christian I ...

Published on 20 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Council's apology over flattened headstones in Orkney - BBC News

Council's apology over flattened headstones in Orkney  BBC News

Orkney Islands Council has been forced to apologise after flattening hundreds of gravestones in local cemeteries. The health and safety project was criticised by ...

Published on 15 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Ten island hopping adventures in the Orkney Islands - The Scotsman

Ten island hopping adventures in the Orkney Islands  The Scotsman

No visit to the Orkney archipelago is complete without spending time on some of the smaller islands where you can experience life in the far reaches of the ...

Published on 8 February 2019 | 8:00 am


TV chef's Orkney adventure airing on Monday - The Orcadian

TV chef's Orkney adventure airing on Monday  The Orcadian

Orkney produce will be the star of the first episode of celebrity chef, James Martin's new series, on ITV this Monday, February 11. James Martin's Great British ...

Published on 6 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Why the Orkney Islands are the 'finest place to live in the UK' - Daily Mail

Why the Orkney Islands are the 'finest place to live in the UK'  Daily Mail

Orkney is a group of 70-plus islands situated north of mainland Scotland. It has been voted the best place to live in the UK in the annual Halifax quality of life ...

Published on 2 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Is Orkney the best place to live in the UK? - BBC News

Is Orkney the best place to live in the UK?  BBC News

Orkney take the top spot in an annual survey ranking the best place to live in the UK.

Published on 26 January 2019 | 8:00 am


How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy - The Guardian

How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy  The Guardian

A tech revolution – and an abundance of wind and waves – mean that the people of Orkney now produce more electricity than they can use.

Published on 20 January 2019 | 8:00 am


Help required to safeguard Orkney native wildlife future - The Orcadian

Help required to safeguard Orkney native wildlife future  The Orcadian

The Orkney public can play a pivotal role in protecting the county's internationally important native wildlife. An appeal is being made to landowners and ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Orkney IT links lost after fibre optic cable damage - BBC News

Orkney IT links lost after fibre optic cable damage  BBC News

Orkney facilities including schools and care homes were affected after a fibre optic cable was damage, the council says.

Published on 7 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Cheaper living in London than Orkney study finds - Press and Journal

Cheaper living in London than Orkney study finds  Press and Journal

A report into the cost of living on an island has found it is as expensive as getting by in central London. People living in Orkney all reported that housing, freight ...

Published on 2 November 2018 | 7:00 am


Orkney stoat eradication project awarded £6m - BBC News

Orkney stoat eradication project awarded £6m  BBC News

A project to eradicate stoats from Orkney has been given the go-ahead after it was awarded £6m. The animals are said to pose a threat to ...

Published on 25 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Full steam ahead for Orkney hydrogen ferry thanks to £400k cash injection - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy Voice

Full steam ahead for Orkney hydrogen ferry thanks to £400k cash injection - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) announced yesterday it had secured almost half a million pounds of funding, bringing the UK's first hydrogen ...

Published on 9 October 2018 | 7:00 am








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