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The Friends of St Ninian’s: preserving Deerness’ local heritage

Reusing church buildings for the wider community supports their preservation and provides a space where ...

By Fiona Grahame, Orkney News

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Europe’s only fully licenced vertical launch spaceport declared open

WESTERN Europe’s first fully licensed vertical launch spaceport is officially ready for take-off after it ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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‘Warmth and determination’: Jen’s masterful reports from inside Ukraine now available as a book

When a young local journalist fulfilled her lifelong dream of living and working in Russia, ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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Clarity on wood burning stoves urgently needed

In her letter, Rhoda Grant has called for the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Patrick ...

By The Orkney News

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Orkney

Inclusions and exclusions as Visitor Levy Bill passes stage 2

Which visitors to Orkney should be paying a locally administered tax for staying here and ...

By The Orkney News

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Students urged to check their loan statements to avoid unpleasant surprise

In some cases, former students have found the amount of money they owe to the ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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Climate Change in Orkney: Power of – and from – the Sea

The islands of Orkney are home to some of the finest archaeological sites in the ...

By Fiona Grahame, Orkney News

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A view of the Viking wind farm from the Vidlin junction at the weekend. Photo: Shetland News

Viking Energy bond well worth waiting for says Shetland council chief executive

THE LONG-awaited and overdue financial bond for the Viking Energy wind farm has finally been ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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A historic Up Helly Aa in Lerwick as women join the jarl squad

After a long wait to become guizer jarl of Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa, local Richard ...

By Chris Cope, Shetland News

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Visitor levy passes Stage 1 in Scottish Parliament but cruise ships not included

A bill which would give Scotland’s local authorities powers to charge a visitor level, or ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Shetland Women's Aid

Island victims of domestic abuse disadvantaged by justice system

The island-specific obstacles for victims of domestic abuse in finding access to appropriate legal representation ...

By Hans Marter, Shetland News

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Rural & island communities facing a housing crisis

Rural and island communities are facing a housing crisis with second/multiple home ownership, holiday lets ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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