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.
Scottish Social Isolation & Loneliness Fund Launched
Community groups are being encouraged to apply for the Scottish Government’s Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund
Orkney Kinship Carers Event
An informal afternoon of coffee, cake and chat is being held at The Storehouse Restaurant, Bridge Street Wynd, Kirkwall on Tuesday 14 March from 1pm-3pm.
Rising Cost of Pet Food Sees Nearly A Third Of Scots Making Financial Sacrifices
Leading charity the PDSA which provides free and low-cost treatment to pets in need has released more figures on how the rise in the cost of living is affecting pet owners.