SIX fishermen have been escorted to safety after their boat began taking on water 20 miles east of Orkney. The crew of the Tranquility raised the alarm at around 10.45am when the boat got into difficulty. The coastguard helicopter from Sumburgh in ...
Postcode plea by residents fed up with Orkney confusion
A campaign has been gathering momentum in the far north of Scotland for the area to be given its own unique postcode. Caithness and parts of Sutherland currently share the same postcode as Orkney. Residents on the mainland say it is proving a major ...
Orkney farmers forced to adapt as geese numbers rocket
A growing resident population of 20,000 Greylag geese is changing traditional farming practice across the Orkney islands and costing producers thousands of pounds a year. The resident population is boosted by up to another 65,000 migrating birds over ...
Search for Orkney's best buildings draws to a close
Organisers of the search for inspirational buildings in Orkney are reminding architects and designers that this is their last chance to get involved. Entries to the Highlands and Islands Design Awards, organised by the Inverness Architectural ...
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Orkney on Twitter
Donald MacPherson - RT @LesleyRiddoch: BBC B/fast reports Orkney wants Indy vote whatever rScotland decides. But not even raised by audience on BBC Scot prog l?
Donald Mackay - @LesleyRiddoch He also said that the Orkney silent public were NO voters, Unionist BBC at it again
Graham Lane - RT @brimarcuswatson: c90% voted pro-UK parties in 2010 in Orkney & Shetland. Greedy #Snp have no mandate on the islanders' oil. #indyref ht?
OwenJonesCruickshank - I'd quite like to see Orkney and Shetland get some devolved powers, it makes sense, it'd be hypocritical for a Nationalist not to