Cruise Arrivals


In this week’s The Orcadian

This week’s edition of The Orcadian is now available in shops and online.

On the front page, as Kirkwall’s busiest day of the year’s cruise season arrived, arguments intensified for and against the trade.

Shopkeepers in the town enjoyed a welcome fillip from those among the 5,000-plus passengers on board the two luxury liners who came ashore.

On the flip side, two roads were closed to traffic during the day and some locals complained about the impact of the influx.

More inside:

  • Second John Rae map discovered.
  • Care home plasterboard replacement “most cost-effective option,” says OIC.
  • “Significant action” taken in wake of Alfred grounding.
  • NATO ships call at Kirkwall.
  • Livestock worrying poll findings buck national trend.
  • Laughter, tears and a barrelful of folk — Orkney Folk Festival 2024 gathers communities close and far.
  • Orkney ready for 75th Junior Inter-County.