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The Orkney News is a community based, not for profit, free to view online newspaper bringing the alternative news to Orkney.
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UHI Orkney held its graduation ceremony celebrating the success and achievements of its students and staff on Friday 29th of September 2023. Held in the inspirational surroundings of St Magnus Cathedral the […]
How the Farming Sector is supported in the future is being address in a Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 28th September 2023. The Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill has […]
Celebrating our rural Post Boxes. The location of this one is Blantyre and was sent in by Orkney News reader Peter Brown.
Want to know more about the night sky and what to see ? Check this out: The Sky Above You – October 2023
Information from The Met Office Today 2nd October: Some bright or sunny intervals and a few passing showers, occasionally heavy across Shetland. Orkney seeing more in the way of drier weather. Fresh […]
The John Rae Society (JRS) held its annual commemoration of the birth of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae on Saturday 30th of September 2023. After a short piper led walk to Rae’s […]
by Fiona Grahame Scottish independence: Sir Ian Wood issues warning over oil predictions – BBC News 20th August 2014 Rosebank oil field will boost energy security – Rishi Sunak – BBC News […]
Fa’ owre, fa’ owre, my hinny, There’s monie a weary airt; And nae end to the traikin, For man has a hungry hert. What wud ye hae for ferlie And no ken […]
On Saturday 30th of September 2023 The John Rae Society in Orkney celebrated the birth of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae with a short service at his graveside in St Magnus Cathedral kirkyard and the planting of early flowering Spring bulbs.
A gentle walk uphill through woodland. To get to this walk in Glen Affric you drive up a single track bendy road. Use the passing places to allow other vehicles to pass. […]
Information from The Met Office Today 1st October: Cloud and rain clearing away from Shetland this morning. Otherwise a bright and mainly dry day with just the odd passing light shower this […]
Celebrating our rural Post Boxes.
by Duncan Lunan After Project Mercury  (see Part 1), for the longer-duration Gemini missions, in cramped conditions, the spacesuits had to be more comfortable and more robust  (Fig. 1), especially for the […]
On 1st of October 1908 the Ford Model T car brought motoring to a wider range of the American public. It was the first mass produced car. Although credit for the development […]
Information from The Met Office Today 30th September: Orkney will have a bright mainly dry day with some sunny spells and light winds. More cloud and breeze for Shetland this morning bringing […]
The Moon will be New on October 14th, and Full on October 28th.  On the night of 28th October there’s a partial lunar eclipse between 8.35 p.m. and 9.53 p.m., visible from the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.  British Summer Time ends the following night, the 29th.
A meeting between the Culture Secretary and Regional Screen Scotland is to take place on 5th of October to consider the funding and future of The Screen Machine.
The report includes figures comparing outcomes across 19 acute hospital sites and a summary for each hospital site. Data for some smaller hospital sites were removed for disclosure reasons. The figures for NHS Orkney Balfour Hospital are not included.
Before the graduation ceremony for UHIORKNEY students we enjoyed the music from Ellen Grieve
There will be a mix of sunny intervals and scattered showers, some of the showers on the heavy side. Fresh to strong southerly winds will gradually veer westerly during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
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