“This is a back to the wall, feet firmly on the ground response to what appears to be a mad world. One on fire. One of too much information, misinformation, propaganda, the poorly informed and the uneducated. ” Vernon Bradley
Another Step on the St Magnus Way: Guidebook Launched
“After the presentations a family bike run from the Birsay Hall took the participants to the RSPB reserve at Loons where they had a packed lunch and watched some birds before returning to the hall.” Image © Stuart Little
Papdale East Playpark Official Opening
Papdale East Park in Kirkwall will be opened officially on Friday 21st April by the Convener of Orkney Islands Council Graham Bevan at 12 noon.
Starling No.1 in Orkney Big Garden Birdwatch
The results of the 2023 citizen science annual Big Garden Birdwatch are in and the Starling has come in top in Orkney but in Scotland the no.1 spot again goes to the House Sparrow.
Managing Our Seas: Community v Government
Scottish Ministers are already committed to designating ‘at least 10% of Scotland’s seas as Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) by 2026’ because of their power sharing agreement with the Scottish Greens.
The Clearances Again
Resistance is growing in Scotland’s island and coastal communities to the Scottish Government’s proposals to introduce Highly Protected Marine Areas.
Scottish Independence Campaigning Group Launches in Highlands & Islands
A new group campaigning for Scottish Independence has seen a rise in support over recent months and on 10th April 2023, Salvo Highlands & Islands formally launched their Hub, which brings together over 500 members across the Highlands, Orkney & Shetland, The Western Isles and Moray.
Septentrional Exhibition at Northlight, Stromness
The exhibition at The Northlight Gallery Stromness is open from 10.30 to 5pm, till Thursday 20th April
Exciting St Magnus Way Events 15/16 April
To celebrate St Magnus Day on 16 April, the St Magnus Way charity has teamed up with Cycling UK, RSPB and Historic Environment Scotland to offer an exciting programme of events over the weekend of 15 and 16 April.
Weekly Update: 1,203 patients in hospital with #COVID-19, 7.4% decrease
The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital is an indicative measure of the pressure on hospitals, as these patients still require isolation from other patients for infection control purposes.