Sar-sgeoil: Greenvoe airs on BBC ALBA on Tuesday 21 March at 9pm and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer for 30 days after.
#Covid & #Flu Weekly Update
919 patients were in hospital with COVID-19, a 12.1% increase from the previous week ending 05 March 2023 (820)
Longhope: 17th March 1969
“The possibility of death was with them all the time. They accepted without question that this life was a hazard. They knew every time the boat was launched they were in danger. They were ready to answer the call from those in peril on the sea.” Rev Cant
‘Transpire’ Exhibition by Peter Brown & Louise Martin
Peter Brown and Louise Martin are showing new work in an exhibition they have called ‘Transpire’. It will open at 11am on Friday 17th March at the Northlight Gallery, Stromness
New Historic Environment Grants Scheme
“Inclusive and accessible funding for communities and organisations looking to engage with, preserve and protect our historic environment is vital.” Neil Gray, Culture Minister in the Scottish Government
#Cancer Research Reveals Orkney Genetic Link
“Many people who have the gene alteration are unaware of it. Not everyone wants to have a genetic test that looks into their future. In the long run we want to make a test available to those with Westray grandparents who want to know if they have the gene variant” Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen
Croft House Grant Increased
“We must do all we can to attract and retain people in our crofting communities, particularly young families. That’s why we are committed to continuing and improving this vital support.” Mairi Gougeon Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands in the Scottish Government
Expanding the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
The funding of local action hubs is to be extended after the success of the ones covering the North East (Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire) and the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland.
Studying at UHI: Find Out About Scholarships & Bursaries
“The potential benefits that are achievable when people recognise that it’s not too late to learn or re-skill was something that our charitable trust definitely wanted to get behind and we are delighted to be supporting UHI in this cause.” Iain McNeill, Witherby Publishing Group
Kinship Carers: Are You Eligible for the Scottish Child Payment?
The Scottish Child Payment was increased in November last year, the eligibility criteria for Scottish Child Payment, Best Start Foods and Best Start Grant were widened to include kinship carers who had a pre-existing relationship with a child they care for, even if they are not related to the child.