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
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.
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.
The Orkney Drugs Dog charity have a new recruit, Keegan, a one-and-a-half-year-old Sprocker.
SEPA Flood Alert Orkney Updated
This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to a combination of high tides and strong winds, there is a risk of flooding from still water level, waves and spray overtopping to low lying coastal areas on Sunday 8th.
Fares4Free & Veterans Support To Hospital Appointments
“Transport to healthcare appointments is a big issue for older veterans especially. It’s complex. Some people want to be accompanied on journeys, some just want a phone call, and others want someone to meet them when they arrive”
Launch of Orkney ‘Death Cafe’
“The purpose of a Death Café is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.