Local heritage and arts organisations in Orkney are reminded that the council’s Covid Recovery Fund for Culture closes for applications at 5pm on Friday 9 June 2023.
In the latest week ending 14 May 2023, 50,848 COVID-19 vaccines were administered.
Exhibiting in the windows of the Northlight Gallery, Stromness is work by Giuliana Criscuolo. The exhibition is on till 1st June.
“Building on our activity to-date it is a key moment to consider the aims and objectives of RGU Orkney for the next five years and ensure that our activities closely align with both emerging local priorities and the University’s strategic objectives.”Elsa Cox, RGU Orkney Development Manager
There are graves in St Olaf’s Cemetery, Kirkwall, of Norwegians who died in World War Two fighting for the independence of Norway which had been invaded by Nazi Germany.
some images of the celebrations in Kirkwall for Norway’s National Day – Norwegian Constitution Day 17th of May 2023
“I look forward to continuing with my research in the field of environmental archaeology and to learn more about the challenges faced by previous communities in the Highlands and Islands region as we begin to deal with similar issues of climate change, rising sea-levels and resource availability.” Scott Timpany
Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 is from 15-21 May. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems we can face.
“The first public speech to mark the day was delivered in 1833 by Norwegian poet Henrik Wergeland. Since then, the 17th of May has been celebrated as Norway’s national day.”
“This new funding displays our commitment to enact our National Islands Plan across all six island authorities in Scotland in order to tackle island depopulation, boost local economies and bolster tourism.” Mairi Gougeon