“There’s not been much to celebrate the last few months, and so this is our way of coming together in our communities and giving people a chance to celebrate something, within the allowed restrictions.”
“Many children are being encouraged to draw or make poppies to place in their windows in remembrance.”
“Social sciences have a central role to play in meeting the most important challenges of our time.”
In this film for Between Islands Orcadian fiddler Louise Bichan is joined by Ethan Setiawan.
“This is a story about fireworks.”
Whenever we discuss the climate emergency it is important to keep to the fore the values of a Just Transition which should underpin all the decisions being made – at every level – governmental, organisational and individual.
Martin Blunden, Scotland’s Chief Fire Officer, has urged the public to ‘take greater care’ this year if they are intending to have fireworks in their gardens this Bonfire Night, 5th of November.
From the 31st October to 13th of November, the Northlight Gallery, Stromness will be exhibiting pictures of Njuggles by Martin Laird.
The Office for Product Safety and Standards has produced safety tips on how to use fireworks responsibly to protect people and animals from harm.
Two speakers – Dr Sarah Crowe an ecologist and Erlend Spence an Orcadian farmer both spoke about the actions they have taken and how we can move forward in Orkney to improve our natural environment.