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Orkney cow has four calves against all odds
Experts say the chances of quad calves being born and surviving is one in 11 million.

Cow has quads against all odds

Orkney cow has four calves against all odds
A cow in Orkney has delivered four healthy calves.

Experts say the chances of quads being born and surviving is one in 11 million.

Farmer Brian Omand only realised it was a multiple birth when the cow started to calf.

She had previously only had single births.
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Kevin Keane

BBC Scotland's environment correspondent

International scientists will assess world heritage sites in Orkney for the effects of rising sea levels and warmer temperatures.

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Kevin Keane

BBC Scotland's environment correspondent

The £28.5m Orkney project will use domestic batteries and electric vehicles in a bid to meet supply with demand in a balanced way.

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Huw Williams

BBC Scotland reporter

A hundred years ago what are thought to be the remains of St Magnus were found in the Orkney cathedral built in his honour.

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