The Orcadian is the only and oldest newspaper serving the Orkney Islands- an archipelago off the north coast of Scotland. Its office is located in Kirkwall which is the biggest town and capital of the islands. The Orcadian originated as a monthly paper in 1798 but was established only in 1854. It later evolved into a weekly newspaper.
It is actually published every Thursday and is the only printed media covering the area. The other media sources are radio stations. The Orcadian provides news and covers events pertaining to the interests of the local community. Readers also have the option to subscribe to its digital version which is exactly the same format as the printed one. The Orcadian also gets to cover various international events taking place every year, such as the Orkney International Science Festival that is organized in September. Other famous festivals that attract the media are the folk festival in May and the St Magnus International Arts Festival organized in June.
The paper also hosts a website dedicated to photography archive. Interested readers or other people have the option of buying printed or digital version photographs. The Orcadian also serves as a platform for the publication of adverts and various announcements such as death notices.