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July 3 , 2007

Colin Gregg

Pentland Ferries

Latest News

Increased security at Kirkwall Airport

02/07/2007 11:32:00

SECURITY has been stepped up at Kirkwall Airport and other public places in Orkney following the terrorist attack on Saturday at Glasgow Airport and last week's foiled car bombs in central London.

Police say that they will increase high visbility patrols of Kirkwall Airport and any other areas deemed necessary in response to the weekend incidents.

They reassure the public that there is nothing to suggest that Orkney is in any way a target, but as always they ask the public to be vigilant and report any activity they consider suspicious.

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Deerness disturbance

02/07/2007 11:30:00

POLICE inquiries are continuing into the report of a disturbance in the Deerness area on Saturday.

No details have been given about the nature of the disturbance, but it is anticipated that a report on the incident will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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Failed to report accident

02/07/2007 11:27:00

A REPORT is to be sent to the Procurator Fiscal following a road accident in Kirkwall in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The vehicle went off Holm Branch Road about 1am and damaged fencing, which led to a number of Shetland ponies escaping from a field. The driver left the scene of the accident, but was subsequently traced by Police.

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Shop door damaged on Victoria Street

02/07/2007 11:26:00

POLICE are seeking information about an act of vandalism which occurred in Kirkwall's Victoria Street sometime overnight on Saturday.

The glass in the front door of W H B Sutherland's chemist shop, was smashed between 5.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday morning.

Any information should be given to Kirkwall Police Station on 872241.

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Joining forces to boost services for children

02/07/2007 10:09:00

CHILDREN'S services in Orkney are set to benefit from a coordinated approach after a two-day meeting of partner organisations.

Senior staff-members from Orkney Islands Council, NHS Orkney and Voluntary Action Orkney joined together recently in the Standing Stones Hotel to plan how to improve integrated children's services in the county.

The course aimed to highlight how strategic partnership working can improve the arrangements already in place for Orkney's most vulnerable young people and their families.


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Island Games underway in Rhodes

02/07/2007 09:50:00

THE 2007 NatWest Island Games got underway in the Greek island of Rhodes at the weekend with the opening ceremony taking place on Saturday night.

Orkney will be represented in various events during the games including athletics, volleyball, clay pigeon shooting, archery, table tennis, triathlon, sailing and golf.

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Vikings on the way!

29/06/2007 16:55:00

A HUGE replica Viking Longship is due to set sail Denmark on Sunday on a 1000 nautical mile voyage to Dublin, with a planned visit to Kirkwall on the way.

The 30 metre long 'Sea Stallion' from Glendalough is the biggest reconstruction of the known and notorious Viking warships in the world.

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Community Councils to get NHS Orkney briefing

29/06/2007 11:13:00

NHS Orkney will be giving a briefing session to the chairmen of all Community Councils tomorrow (Saturday June 30) on the progress of its Creating Sustainable Services Programme (CSSP).

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Scot returns to head up Loganair

29/06/2007 11:03:00

Loganair has appointed a new chief executive, to succeed Jim Cameron.

An engineer by training, Ayrshire-born Peter Tierney has been lured back to Sotland from a senior post with a Canadian aerospace business.

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Education department staff to be honoured

29/06/2007 10:44:00

ORKNEY Islands Council are to pay tribute this afternoon to a number of school staff who are retiring at the end of term next week.

Eighteen teachers, clerical and janitorial staff, who have almost 500 years service between them, will be given plaques to recognise their contribution to OIC.

Among those who are retiring this term are three head teachers - David Sillar of Stromness Academy, Christine Hopkins of Papay School and Sue Whitworth of Evie Primary.

The school staff are to receive their plaques at a reception in the Council Chamber later today.

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