Orkney Memorial Garden Scheme 1949 – This series will explore the hidden gems of the gardens that have either been lost in Orkney or that have changed substantially since they were first created.
Brew Monday, Time for a cuppa & a catch up
Monday 16th of January is the date for a cuppa and a catch up as part of the Samaritans Brew Monday campaign at the St Magnus Cafe Kirkwall 10.30am to 2.30pm
An Energy Just Transition: Can Scotland Do It?
The Scottish Government wants to progress how Scotland produces and consumes its energy but to do that in a ‘Just’ way. It has published a draft Energy Strategy which it is now consulting on.
#Covid & #Flu Weekly Update 11th Jan ’23
In the week ending 08 January 2023, there were on average 1,297 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 2.4% increase from the previous week ending 01 January 2023 (1,267)
Pocket Garden Design Schools Competition
For 2023 secondary, primary and nursery pupils are being asked to design a colourful and sustainable garden.
Images of Orcadian Folklore & History: Martin Laird Exhibition
On show in the windows of the Northlight Gallery Stromness is an exhibition of paintings by Orcadian artist Martin Laird.
Schools Closed Due to 2 Day Teachers Strike
“Only a significantly improved offer from the Scottish Government and COSLA can bring an end to this dispute.” EIS General Secretary Andrea Bradley
Revealing Clothes: The Major Brands Exploiting Bangladeshi Garment Workers
H&M, Gap, Next, Primark and Zara are among brands named as treating suppliers unfairly. Of the brands listed in the report, 12 are members of the Ethical Trading Initiative which aims to promote workers’ rights around the world.
Volunteer of the Year Award for Niall Allison, Orkney Judo
Niall Allison of Orkney Judo was officially presented with his Volunteer of the Year Award 2022 from Paul McGuiness, Judo Scotland on Sunday 8th January at the Pickie Centre, Kirkwall.
The Orkney Drugs Dog charity have a new recruit, Keegan, a one-and-a-half-year-old Sprocker.