Whale being monitored off Burray
British Divers Marine Life Rescue volunteer medics continue to be on scene tonight after a 16-18 metre long fin whale was spotted in difficulty off Burray earlier in the day. After monitoring for some time to assess the condition of the animal, and to ascertain whether it was entangled or not, medics were happy that […]
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Hometown heroes and lockdown legends sought for 2020 National Lottery Awards
The National Lottery is searching for Orkney’s ‘hometown hero’ or ‘lockdown legend’ as part of the 2020 National Lottery Awards. This year the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery funded projects will, for the first time, honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community especially those who have adapted […]
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OIC confirms relaxation of physical distancing on buses and inter-island ferries
Physical distancing rules on Stagecoach buses will be relaxed from tomorrow, Friday, and Orkney Ferries vessels will follow, from next Monday, Orkney Islands Council has confirmed. This follows the Scottish Government’s announcement of the move to Phase Three if Scotland’s lockdown exit strategy. For Stagecoach bus services around Orkney, physical distancing restrictions will be reduced […]
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Council leader calls for ‘fairness and parity’ from Holyrood
Orkney Islands Council leader Councillor James Stockan has welcomed the move into phase three of lockdown easing — but warns that “significant challenges” remain for the county. He has once again called on the Scottish Government to provide financial aid when it comes to Orkney’s internal ferry service as the council faces up to a […]
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Business Opportunity – Stainless Steel Fabrication
ADVERTORIAL: We currently design and manufacture stainless steel equipment predominantly used in the drinks industry internationally as well as in the energy and renewables industries. We are looking to expand our manufacturing capacity and are investigating options for a facility in Orkney. We are looking at options to: working with an existing company or add stainless […]
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