On Saturday March 18th Orkney Men’s Shed held their official opening and open day at their new premises based in the Old Herring Factory in Stromness, which they share with two other local community groups.
Pentalina Returns to Serve Orkney
The MV Pentalina will be back serving the route from St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney, to Gills Bay on the Scottish mainland from the 18th of April
More Than Fibro Charity plea for local volunteers
“We are looking for local volunteers to facilitate face-to-face support group meetings which we hope to hold once every 4-6 weeks.”
Chris’s Quest Lifeboat Station Tour – Orkney #RNLI
Chris Mason is raising money for the RNLI by visiting all of its stations in the UK and Ireland.
GMB’s ‘Greenvoe’ Explored by BBC Alba
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