Dear Orkney News,
I was thinking about the refugees needing somewhere to stay. And I thought of what used to be St. Peter’s Care Home which is standing there empty. It’s near to Stromness and the facilities which the town has to offer. It has multiple individual rooms, a kitchen, and a communal meeting space. It would be perfect, as it would mean that folk coming to a strange place can be with their own people at first, until they get sorted with something more permanent.
OIC used to own St. Peter’s, apparently it no longer does, but I wonder if the new owners would consider being generous with their property?
And, are there other publicly owned similar empty properties which could be used to house these desperate people?
Yours, Bernie Bell, Orkney