How we see our landscapes through the use of maps is the theme of a fascinating exhibition in Orkney Library, Kirkwall.
“I’m delighted to open the Ferries Accessibility Fund for an eighth round of applications, as it’s proved a hugely successful initiative in recent years.” Kevin Stewart, Scottish Transport Minister
“We await detail from Pentland Ferries on the length of any outage. Transport Scotland met NorthLink over the weekend to discuss what increases in capacity may be needed on services to Orkney. We also await the outcome of any investigation and actions to prevent any reoccurrence, and we need those answers as soon as possible.” Kevin Stewart Transport Minister, Scottish Government
The National Transport Trust plaque will be unveiled on Friday 12th May (78th anniversary of the opening of the barriers) by two Vice -Presidents of the National Transport Trust, John Cameron and John Yellowlees.
“Good quality affordable housing is essential to attract and retain people in rural communities, particularly in areas where key workers are needed. That’s why we are making up to £25 million available in a dedicated fund to make affordable homes for key workers, such as those working in the public sector and emergency services.” Paul McLennan Scottish Housing MInister
(Officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands) Today, 1 May, and every year since 1979, Marshall Islanders have celebrated the Independence Day of this Pacific state
The public will have a chance to contribute their views to ‘Project Neptune’ at a meeting on Wednesday 3rd of May : St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall from 4pm-5pm; Stromness Community Centre, Church Road, Stromness from 7pm-8pm.
“All passengers that were onboard MV Pentalina tonight are safe and are either at home or at their accommodation. Our customer services team are contacting all customers that are due to travel. Further updates will follow.” – Pentland Ferries
“NHS inform and the app NHS 24 Online are digital solutions to get the medical help you need quickly and safely without the need to call 111.” Gail MacGregor, Associate Director of Nursing and Operations for NHS 24
We have received a report of a major incident involving the Pentalina ferry with lifeboats in attendance at St Margaret’s Hope.