The folk in charge of the dig at Swandro, Rousay, have reluctantly but sensibly decided that this year’s dig will have to be postponed until next year.
Images by M and B Bell
Local Government workers, members of the trade union, Unite have voted to reject the COSLA pay offer by an overwhelming majority of 83.3%.
Alan Reid is the lead candidate on the Highlands and Islands Regional List for the Liberal Democrats. He was MP for Argyll and Bute from 2001 until he was defeated by Brendan O’Hara of the SNP in 2015
The Edinburgh Declaration recognises the ‘need for transformative change across terrestrial and marine ecosystems’ and ‘the significant implications that the loss of biodiversity and climate change has on our livelihood and communities’.
The successful reinstallation of Magallanes’ second generation 2 MW tidal platform ‘ATIR’ took place on 19 April 2021 at the EMEC tidal test site at the Fall of Warness, Orkney.
Douglas Ross is the lead candidate for the Conservatives in the Highlands and Islands Regional List. He has been MP for Moray since 2017.
Orkney’s total number of confirmed Covid cases is now at 72. The last new case recorded in Orkney was on 21st of March.
The voluntary role, which will be active from May to August 2021, will see the five new digital champions join a core team of ten young people who are driving the development of the platform.
A new campaign on man overboard prevention has launched in a bid to make the commercial fishing industry in Scotland safer.