This year sees an imminent change in Orkney Islands Council, with local elections for councillors taking place on the 3rd May. The recently published list of candidates showed that 46 people have put themselves forward to contest the 21 seats.
For the Stromness and South Isles Ward, seven people are standing:
John Brown, Stromness, Rob Crichton, Stenness, Maurice Davidson, Stromness, Delia Hall, Lyness, Arthur Robertson, Stromness, James Stockan, Stromness and Terry Thomson, Hoy.
Despite being hounded by The Orcadian and Radio Orkney, the candidates found time to address two questions put to them by The Blether. See what they have to say on Pages 2-4. Make your vote count!