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In this week’s The Orcadian

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“I’ve got a while to go before I regain my good looks!” — it takes a lot to keep a good man down, and that is certainly the case with Ken Amer, whose sense of humour is still evidently intact.

The well-known and popular cameraman fell off a slipway at the back of the Stromness Museum last Thursday afternoon, falling around eight feet to solid stone and a shingly beach below.

Now, just as he begins on the road to recovery, Ken’s accident is prompting calls for a review of ambulance call-handling procedures, after it emerged that two separate phone calls had to be made in a desperate 45-minute wait for help.

More inside:

  • Fantastic fair fundraiser makes over £3,000.
  • Government to press for iCentre rethink.
  • National body ‘looking into’ Climbing Club concerns.
  • Can Orkney cope with cruise liners during Island Games?
  • Harray bring Young Farmers’ trophy home.
  • Music, theatre and fun as St Magnus Festival begins.
  • Army reserve troops tell stories of decades of rewarding service.
  • Great turnout for Shapinsay 10k.