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#Cancer Research Reveals Orkney Genetic Link

Prof Zosia is looking straight at the camera. She is in her whites and in her lab surrounded by research materials.

“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

head shot of Mairi Gougeon smiling

“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