“in 1911, a new concrete slip with a shed atop to house the lifeboat was built at a cost of £3050. All the gear needed for the John Ryburn and its crew was also stored in this shed”
There were on average 734 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 17.6% decrease from the previous week ending 22 January 2023 (891).
“We have embarked on the work that is necessary to explore those issues, and we look forward to sustaining that work with Orkney Islands Council.” John Swinney Deputy First Minister of Scotland
There were 54 deaths involving COVID-19 (30 fewer than the previous week).
Fresh to strong southeasterly winds this afternoon. Maximum temperature 8 °C.
Demonstrations supporting workers rights and events marking the anniversary of leaving the EU were held across Scotland
Long-tailed Ducks have been seen in Mill Bay most days this Winter and an occasional flock of Sanderling on the beach.
“Money spent locally is more likely to stay in the local economy and support local jobs.” Tom Arthur, Scottish Government Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth
“Predictions based on current emissions reveal that heat-related illness and death will become a bigger burden to our health services over the next decades.” ISGlobal researcher Tamara Iungman
Road closures are possible around the time of high tide between 4am and 10am on Wednesday 1st February.