Today, 7 February, Grenada celebrates its Independence Day.
Protecting Orkney’s Heritage
“Our sites across Orkney are hugely significant to our heritage, spanning 5,000 years of history and covering some of the most diverse sites in our care. It is really important that we do our best to preserve them for future generations and this programme of work is crucial to achieving that. ” Craig Mearns, Director of Operations at HES
Kirkwall Airport Strike Action
Eleven airports covered by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) are to be hit by a series of strike action over the next few weeks.
#Sámi National Day
Sámi National Day on February 6 is a cultural celebration for the Sámi people. On this day in 1917, the first Sámi congress took place in Trondheim, Norway.
Orkney Zerowaste Yard & Marilyn Monroe Too
No one comes away from Orkney’s Zerowaste Yard in Stromness without either purchasing something or being inspired to recycling that old bit of wood or container you’ve had lying at the back of the shed for years.
Housing Needs ? Have Your Say
Orkney Islands Council has launched a consultation process to find out more about the islands Housing Requirements.
‘What is my culture?’ Paintings by Becs Boyd
Becs says of her paintings that they draw on five weeks wandering across Arctic Norway with her tent during summer 2022.
#Covid & #Flu Weekly Update 2nd February 2023
There were on average 734 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 17.6% decrease from the previous week ending 22 January 2023 (891).
Working Together to Address Ferries Issues
“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
Stronsay Recent Bird Sightings: January 2023
Long-tailed Ducks have been seen in Mill Bay most days this Winter and an occasional flock of Sanderling on the beach.