Engineers assessing the berthing requirements have told Jim Buck that it would be better just to have a completely new pier with an estimated cost of between £20 and £25million
Two houses on Papa Westray and another house on the island of Eday are set to be bought by their local communities following grants from the Scottish Land Fund (SLF).
“The most recent, at the Knap of Howar on Papay Westray, has been particularly interesting as it has given the archaeologists on site an opportunity to view a midden deposit eroding on to the shore.”
Excavated Viking burial grave sites in Papa Westray are set to reveal important new information about 10th Century life in Orkney.
A visit to Papa Westray is always a delight even more so when you can book onto one of the RSPB guided walks.
The vessel was bought with Orkney Islands Council paying out €364,811.00 (approx. £318,028) and the Scottish Government adding in the more substantial funding of £750,000.00.
“In what remains an exceptionally difficult time for us all, this funding is providing fast, tangible support to deliver long-lasting benefits to community based organisations while also helping them tackle climate change as we accelerate our just transition to a net zero society.”
OIC decided to purchase The Nordic Sea to be used to operate in the place of the Golden Mariana.
A trust fund is inviting applications for support towards educational projects that benefit people in Orkney.
Two projects from Orkney are celebrating their success winning in this year’s SURF awards.