0 comments on “Campaign partnership work wins top tourism award for Destination Orkney”

Campaign partnership work wins top tourism award for Destination Orkney

Destination Orkney has secured a major tourism award for its partnership work on an innovative marketing campaign aimed at attracting visitors to the islands for short weekend breaks. The organisation, which represents around 500 tourism businesses in Orkney, won the Working…

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Orkney jewellery designer’s collection helps lifeboat museum fundraising

Orkney jewellery designer Zoe Davidson has been raising funds to help with the refurbishment of an island lifeboat museum through sales of a limited-edition collection of her work. Stromness-based Zoe created the special silver Longhope collection after learning that the…

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Double honours for Orkney Distilling at Scottish Gin Awards

Orkney Distilling, maker of Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin, has scooped two top industry awards, including a prestigious Scottish Gin Destination of the Year accolade for its five-star Kirkwall distillery and visitor centre. The company also took home a prestigious Silver Medal…

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Local accountancy talent boosts Scholes CA management team

Orkney based accounting firm, Scholes CA, has made team member Ryan Allan an associate director of the business, it was announced this week. The promotion strengthens the management structure at Scholes CA and comes as the company looks to sharpen its…

0 comments on “Orkney Distilling in the pink with new Beyla gin”

Orkney Distilling in the pink with new Beyla gin

Orkney Distilling is set to launch a new Old Tom style pink gin that combines rare Orcadian honey with fresh Scottish raspberries, marking the fifth offering from the award-winning Kirkwall based company. Beyla – named after the Norse goddess of…

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Stunning new Glasgow showcase for Orkney jewellery designer

Orkney jewellery designer Sheila Fleet OBE is set to open a stunning new shop within Glasgow’s award-winning retail and leisure destination, Princes Square, this week. The new store, which opens on Friday (5 April), promises customers a unique retail experience,…

0 comments on “Sinclair Breweries re-launches Atlas range”

Sinclair Breweries re-launches Atlas range

Sinclair Breweries Ltd is re-launching its Atlas Brewing Company range, it was announced this week. The initial brews have been created at the state-of-the-art, SALSA approved, Orkney Brewery, by a team that includes John Rodger, one of the original and…

0 comments on “Gold for Orkney Distilling’s Arkh-Angell Storm Strength gin”

Gold for Orkney Distilling’s Arkh-Angell Storm Strength gin

Orkney Distilling’sArkh-Angell ‘Storm Strength’ gin has won a prestigious UK Gold Medal at this year’s World Gin Awards, held in London. The 57-per-cent spirit took home the prize in the Navy Gin category of the event, judged by a panel of leading…

0 comments on “Zoe Davidson Jewellery set to launch Spring Tides collection”

Zoe Davidson Jewellery set to launch Spring Tides collection

Young Orkney jewellery designer, Zoe Davidson, is set to launch a striking new collection inspired by the sea-carved shoreline formations of her island homeland. The Spring Tides range, handcrafted in silver, combines Zoe’s signature fold-formed metalwork with contrasting gemstones, accents of…

0 comments on “Prize haul for Orkney Brewery at SIBA awards”

Prize haul for Orkney Brewery at SIBA awards

The Orkney Brewery has taken home no less than six prizes, including three golds, from the prestigious Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Scotland Independent Beer Awards, held in Glasgow last night (6 November). The brewery’s speciality Dark Island Reserve was voted…

0 comments on “2018 Orkney Food and Drink Awards winners announced”

2018 Orkney Food and Drink Awards winners announced

Orkney’s finest food and drink businesses were recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony held in Kirkwall last night (Saturday, 13 October). Thirty-one local businesses were shortlisted for 12 different accolades in the 2018 Orkney Food and Drink Awards, covering everything…

0 comments on “Silver lining for Orkney Distilling’s Arkh-Angell Storm Strength gin”

Silver lining for Orkney Distilling’s Arkh-Angell Storm Strength gin

Orkney Distilling’s Arkh-Angell ‘Storm Strength’ gin has won a prestigious Silver Medal at this year’s Scottish Gin Awards in Glasgow. The 57-per-cent gin took home the prize in the Navy Strength Gin of the Year category of the top industry…

0 comments on “Young Orkney jewellery designer recreates rare Pictish necklace”

Young Orkney jewellery designer recreates rare Pictish necklace

A young Orkney jewellery designer has re-created a rare, 1,400-year-old Pictish necklace, the original of which is kept within the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Zoe Davidson crafted her 1kg solid silver version of the famous Whitecleugh Chain, discovered in Lanarkshire…

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New Dundee hotel is blanket fan of Orkney designer

Orkney knitwear designer Hilary Grant has provided bespoke blankets for rooms in a new high-end hotel that’s just opened in Dundee. The commission, for the 102 room, multi-million-pound Hotel Indigo®- operated by IHG and located in a former mill building in…

0 comments on “Orkney Distilling’s new distillery and visitor centre opens in Kirkwall”

Orkney Distilling’s new distillery and visitor centre opens in Kirkwall

Orkney Distilling’s new artisan distillery and visitor centre officially opens in Kirkwall this week, creating a major new tourist attraction for the islands. Two years in the planning, the new facility - which has created six local jobs - represents…

0 comments on “Orkney Distilling finalists in Scottish Gin Awards”

Orkney Distilling finalists in Scottish Gin Awards

Orkney Distilling Limited has made the finals in two categories of this year’s Scottish Gin Awards, it was announced this week. The news comes as the company prepares to open its new distillery and visitor centre in Kirkwall. Orkney Distilling’s Storm…

0 comments on “Orkney food and drink firms fly flag for islands at Royal Highland Show”

Orkney food and drink firms fly flag for islands at Royal Highland Show

Nine Orkney food and drink businesses will be flying the flag for the islands at this week’s Royal Highland Show, which celebrates the best of Scottish farming, food and rural life. The local firms will exhibit their produce on special…

0 comments on “New era for Orkney’s tourism industry”

New era for Orkney’s tourism industry

A dynamic new partnership body has been created to responsibly boost tourism in Orkney over the next seven years as the industry locally continues to witness significant growth. The recent Islands Visitor Surveyshowed that Orkney welcomed over 170,000 visitors last…

0 comments on “Orkney Brewery wins double gold at national beer awards”

Orkney Brewery wins double gold at national beer awards

The Orkney Brewery has done the double at a major national beer competition, becoming the only Scottish brewer to take top honours in two different event categories. The brewery’s speciality Dark Island Reserve and its Dragonhead stout both won gold…

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Caledonian’s Craig Steven joins Sinclair Breweries as commercial manager

Craig Steven, former beers manager for Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery, has joined Sinclair Breweries Ltd as commercial manager, it was announced this week. The move comes as Sinclair Breweries – operator of the Orkney Brewery and custodian of the Atlas beers…

0 comments on “First for Orkney as island rum producer sets sail”

First for Orkney as island rum producer sets sail

Orkney’s first rum distillery officially launches its new spirit this weekend, with an infamous island pirate providing inspiration for the brand. J. Gow Rum, created by VS Distillers Ltd, is named after Orcadian pirate, John Gow, who was executed in…

0 comments on “Orkney businesses make finals of tourism awards”

Orkney businesses make finals of tourism awards

THREE Orkney businesses have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA), it was announced today (Friday, 29 September). The Ferry Inn, Scapa Scuba, and The Orkney Brewery and Visitor Centre are amongst 55 contenders…

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UK and USA jewellery community comes together for refugees

Orkney jewellery designer Alison Moore is one of more than 100 jewellers from the UK and USA to donate work to a special Facebook auction in aid of refugees around the world. The Auction for Aid gets underway on Monday,…

0 comments on “Double success for Orkney Brewery in World Beer Awards”

Double success for Orkney Brewery in World Beer Awards

The Orkney Brewery is celebrating double success in a major international beer competition, with two of its ales taking top honours. Dark Island Reserve, Orkney Brewery’s speciality 10% ale, secured the UK Country Winner accolade, in the Dark Beer (Strong)…

0 comments on “Island Smokery’s Orkney Butter reaches new heights in Dubai”

Island Smokery’s Orkney Butter reaches new heights in Dubai

Butter from Orkney has reached dizzying new heights, being served up in the world’s tallest restaurant, within the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The hand-wrapped artisanal butter, produced by The Island Smokery, was chosen by top chef Christopher Graham for use…

0 comments on “Ortak returns home to former Kirkwall premises”

Ortak returns home to former Kirkwall premises

Revitalised Orkney jewellery brand, Ortak, is relocating back home to its former premises in Kirkwall, it was announced this week. Ortak’s move, from its current workshop in the town’s Great Western Road to the much larger building on the edge…

0 comments on “Iconic Orcadian jewellery brand Ortak celebrates half century”

Iconic Orcadian jewellery brand Ortak celebrates half century

Iconic Orcadian jewellery brand Ortak is marking its 50th anniversary by releasing five special commemorative pieces – one for each decade – throughout 2017. Choosing the designs to mark this milestone in the brand’s history has been a company wide…

0 comments on “New Orkney business serves up freshly roasted speciality coffee”

New Orkney business serves up freshly roasted speciality coffee

A new Orkney based business is sourcing and roasting high quality coffee beans from around the world, in the first commercial venture of its kind in the islands. The Orkney Roastery - set up by Sara Tait and Euan Smith…