Switch off and give an hour for Earth on Saturday 25 March at 8:30 pm – joining millions across the world.
“I am absolutely delighted. This award is a brilliant thing – not just for myself but for the Orkney Pubwatch. It is good to get the recognition for all the hard work that has been put into this.” Police Sergeant Simon Hay
Well known local wildlife photographer, Graham Campbell will show photos & talk about his trip to Skjervoy, near Tromso, in the far North of Norway in November 2022, with a group of friends, to the Orkney Norway Friendship Association (ONFA)
The UK Government plans to test the new Emergency Alerts system to make sure the technology operates as intended and alert messages are received by all compatible handsets.
There were 56 deaths involving COVID-19 (8 fewer than the previous week). Covid was the main cause of death in 37 of them.
On April 4th 2023, Orkney’s Scapa Distillery is opening its new and intimate whisky tasting room, the Scapa Noust.
“Adoption UK now calls on other UK governments to follow Scotland’s lead in issuing a formal apology to all those who have been affected by forced adoptions, and to meet the needs of all adopted individuals who would benefit from support.”
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a warning about lead poisoning which can result from animals ingesting waste from car and electric fence batteries, or ash from where lead has been burned
Members of the Prospect trade union working in Fire and Security for Highlands and Islands Airport Limited have voted to accept a revised pay deal for 2022-23 which will end the current dispute
The risk is greatest around the times of high tides particularly on Wednesday morning which is around 09:30 GMT at Stromness and 10:30 GMT at Kirkwall.