VSS volunteers help people affected by crime to navigate the criminal justice system as well as providing emotional and practical support. Volunteers play a key role in making sure the voices of victims are heard and understood.
Firefighters Urge for “serious investment in our fire services” Amidst Rise in Wildfires
The Cannich burn area covers approximately fifteen square kilometres (approx. 1,500 hectares). At its height, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) mobilised nine appliances and a number of other resources to bring the fire under control. The emergency response included the use of helicopters to water bomb the affected area.
Extension of Scottish Child Payment Making Positive Impact
“We have long called for the Scottish Child Payment to be increased and extended to all children up to 16 and so it’s very encouraging to see the positive impact this is making, reaching more families and getting more cash into the pockets of people who need support the most.” – Polly Jones, Head of Scotland at the Trussell Trust
New Exhibition ‘Portraits of Nature’
The exhibition features work by Ingrid Budge, Magdalena Choluj, Rebecca Marr, Cat Moore, Robin Palmer and Frances Scott.
Busy Kirkwall Lifeboat Sees 3 Launches in 1 Week
Kirkwall RNLI return back to the harbour to transfer casualty to ambulance. Image Credit: Kirkwall RNLI
From the Ocean Deep to the Night Sky: Science Festival Schools Programme
Orkney International Science Festival has announced its schools programme for this year. Each year in addition to its public programme, which is freely available to school pupils to visit, the Festival provides a special further programme for schools only, delivered direct to the various individual schools with no charge.
How Landscape Shaped French Canadians
The study highlights the relationship between river networks and genetic similarity, as European colonial history was marked by a rapid expansion of borders along the banks of the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries.
‘Through a Glass Darkly’ – Is Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme Scuppered?
Scotland’s drinks deposit return scheme has hit another pothole on its never ending road towards implementation. This latest one coming courtesy of the UK Government is a doozie – and a baffling one at that. What is going on?
“Apart from a good breakfast, once a month, it’s good opportunity to meet other ex-servicemen”
Orkney Armed Forces’ and Veterans’ Breakfast Club – 27th May 2023
Rackwick by Mirran Hall
‘It has a beauty and climate all of its own.’