Loganair ‘remains cautious’ as Scottish restrictions increase
Loganair has said it is remaining cautious, following the announcement of new restrictions on social gatherings throughout Scotland. Though the Scottish Government did not place restrictions on domestic travel, as the latest set of measures were rolled out, yesterday, Tuesday, the airline has said that it is aware more than ever that customers will be […]
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First Minister announces further lockdown restrictions
From tomorrow, Wednesday, people living in Scotland will not be allowed to welcome folk from other households into their homes, except for a limited number of reasons. This was just one of the increased restrictions announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today, as she addressed the Scottish Parliament. Ms Sturgeon also confirmed new measures preventing […]
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PM addresses Commons as tighter COVID restrictions expected
We have reached a “perilous turning point” in the fight against coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told parliament, this afternoon, Tuesday, just as restrictions are set to tighten across the UK. Mr Johnson has been addressing the House of Commons, following and emergency meeting of COBRA, this morning, which involved discussions between the leaders […]
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Clestrain excavation digs up John Rae discoveries
New details about the family home of Orkney explorer, John Rae, unearthed this summer have been captured in an illustration by an Edinburgh-based artist. Much of this year’s community-led archaeological activities at the Hall of Clestrain in Orphir were postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. However, several groups managed to resume their work with safety regulations in place when restrictions eased. Finds […]
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Blue Door queued out as charity shop reopens
A healthy queue was forming in Victoria Street Kirkwall this morning, Monday, as a much-missed charity shop reopened its doors to customers. The Blue Door, which was founded by Rita Jamieson in 2003, has become a valuable asset for Orkney groups and charities looking to raise funds. Now, after a six-month closure due to the […]
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