Orcadian Columns

Orcadian Column, 4 July 2024

With Sanday’s premature exit from the Parish Cup at the hands of Rendall last weekend, this column has no option but to turn its attention to the General Election which concludes with polling day this Thursday.

4 Jul 2024

Orcadian Column, 20 June 2024

Well it didn’t take long for hope to turn to despair as Scotland got thumped 5-1 by hosts, Germany in the opening fixture of the Euro Championships.

20 Jun 2024

Orcadian Column, 13 June 2024

For ‘embarrassing uncles’ everywhere, I may have raised the bar unsustainably high last week. During First Minister’s Questions on Thursday, I invited the Deputy First Minister to join me in congratulating Orkney and Shetland’s young athletes.

11 Jun 2024

Orcadian Column, 6 June 2024

It’s 39 years since my last involvement in a Junior Inter County football match at the Bignold - a scrappy 0-0 draw, unlikely to make any JIC showreel.

6 Jun 2024

Orcadian Column, 23 May 2024

It takes a special talent to dislocate your hip during a football match when you’re not playing, or even on the substitutes bench. Miraculously, I achieved this feat while cheering on Sanday in a Parish Cup tie away to Holm in 2021.

23 May 2024

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