Featured Property of the Week
ADVERTORIAL: Highbury, East Road, Kirkwall – Offers over £525,000 Highbury is an impressive and substantial five bedroom town house boasting many original features, including fireplaces, tiled and exposed wooden flooring, cornicing and an ornate stained glass window. The property has been elegantly modernised, whilst maintaining a wealth of charm and character throughout, making an extremely […]
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In the footsteps of Dr John Rae . . .
Next month will see a group of intrepid adventurers undertake a 400-mile mission in the Canadian Arctic, retracing the footsteps of one of Orkney’s most renowned, yet also overlooked, sons — Dr John Rae. The Arctic Return expedition will see a four-man team set off from Naujaat — also known as Repulse Bay — in […]
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Council issues kirkyards apology
Orkney Islands Council has made an official apology following public concern about the way the county’s kirkyards are being managed. Distraught families and dismayed public officials have spoken out in recent weeks, after a scheme to improve the safety of cemeteries triggered reports that headstones were being laid flat without relatives being notified. Last week, […]
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Power cable repairs completed
Repairs to a faulty power cable, which links Orkney with mainland Scotland, have been completed and the cable has been put back into use. SSEN have said the cable was put back into service on Sunday evening and has been under normal operation since then. Prior to repairs being completed at Rackwick Bay, Hoy, a […]
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In this week’s edition of The Orcadian
This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available in shops and online, here. This week’s front page features: • Councillors vote to cut the sleep-in warden service at the Rae’s Close sheltered housing scheme in Stromness • Water, water everywhere — pictures from the weekend’s flooding. Also in this week’s paper: • Councillors agree on […]
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