In the 3 Islands Authorities: Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan Siar social care is mainly provided by the council
This payment replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment PIP). It provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or have a terminal illness.
Stronsay event on recording wildlife
Tracy Hannam is in Orkney continuing her solo 12,000 mile UK coast path hike Tracy is raising funds for the RNLI and can be spotted carrying a huge pack bright clothes and her trusted big Agnes tent.
Confidential medical records in Stronsay had been accessed by a member of staff, now no longer employed by NHS Orkney. The breach came to light after a complaint raised by a member of the public.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS), the UKHSA and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are reinforcing their advice to vulnerable groups of consumers in relation to the risks of Listeria monocytogenes infection linked to ready to eat smoked fish.
Events for Stronsay Climate Festival
The festival runs from 1st to 7th of September
Despite the low number of recorded positive cases in Orkney, water monitoring of the Kirkwall sewage system continues to show high and increasing rates of Covid-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) .
The Rust2Rome challenge saw Steven, Maur, and their specially purchased Saab travel a total of 4,646 miles from Orkney to Rome and back