Orcadian historian, Bryce Wilson, gave a short address reminding the gathering of Rae’s great achievements as an Arctic explorer and of discovering the fate of the Franklin Expedition.
Recognising Scotland’s Links to Slavery: the Powis Gateway
“Powis Gateway is the most tangible link between the University of Aberdeen and slavery-derived wealth.” Dr Richard Anderson
Kirkwall RNLI Assist Two Vessels
“It’s reassuring to know that willingness to help others is alive and well in the islands. ” Relief Coxswain Darren Harcus
Nominations Open for the Bookbug Hero Award
Scottish Book Trust has opened nominations for its Bookbug Hero Award 2023.
Gather Round For The Orkney Storytelling Festival
The Orkney Storytelling Festival (Thu 27 – Sun 30 Oct) is now into its 13th year.
It’s Been A Busy Time At Orkney Men’s Shed
Hello from a busy Orkney Men’s Shed in Stromness.
Cost of Living Support Site
A website has been launched which provides information, advice and links to where support can be found during this Cost of Living Crisis.
#Covid Related Deaths in Scotland: Weekly Update
There were 33 deaths involving COVID-19 (8 fewer than the previous week).
Orkney Veterans’ Breakfast Club
Next month the Breakfast Club will be sampling the delights of the Standing Stones Hotel at Stenness, on the 29th October
Scottish Parliament Endorses A Rural Visa Scheme
“A rural visa has the potential to help address this massive gap in the workforce. ” Emma Roddick MSP