“The simple pleasure of owning a book can make a huge difference in children’s lives, bringing comfort, escapism and togetherness in families.” Marc Lambert, CEO Scottish Book Trust
“We want to understand how effectively Scotland’s Community Planning Partnerships have been able to respond to challenges such as the current cost crisis and unprecedented events such as the COVID-19 pandemic. ” Ariane Burgess Convener Local Government Committee
“I am delighted to announce this support for veterans, whose medals have been lost or stolen through no fault of their own.” Keith Brown Scottish Government Veterans Secretary
Orkney’s Andrew Appleby was one of 2000 attendees at the 2022 Arctic Assembly held in Reykjavík, Iceland on 13-16 October.
1 in 35 people in Scotland are estimated to have Covid
£360,000 in Benefit Payments to Orcadians But Challenges Ahead For Social Security Scotland In Increase In Referrals
“The year ahead will remain difficult for many of us but our commitment to our clients remains strong and we will continue to listen to their feedback as we develop our service and prepare to deliver new benefits.” David Wallace CEO Social Security Scotland
The complex life of ‘born adventurer’, polar explorer, World War I air ace, and sentenced for treason in 1948, Tryggve Gran, was covered by Robert Foden in his illustrated online talk for the Orkney Aviation Festival
Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Sheffield are studying the Burner Alert system – the first and only system in the UK.
“I believe that it’s important to pay attention to the strong connections people have with Scottish islands even when they are living elsewhere.” Kirsten Gow
The coronation ceremony of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023.