Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 is from 15-21 May. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems we can face.
Celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day
“The first public speech to mark the day was delivered in 1833 by Norwegian poet Henrik Wergeland. Since then, the 17th of May has been celebrated as Norway’s national day.”
£200,000 Funding Boost to Bridge Street Project
“This new funding displays our commitment to enact our National Islands Plan across all six island authorities in Scotland in order to tackle island depopulation, boost local economies and bolster tourism.” Mairi Gougeon
Children’s Laureate Visits Orkney
“I am delighted to be joining the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour organised by Scottish Book Trust in May. I look forward to visiting schools and libraries in Orkney, the Highlands and the Western Isles and sharing my love of books and reading with its local communities.’ Joseph Coelho
Science Festival Photography Competition
Orkney International Science Festival has launched a Wildlife Photography Competition as part of this year’s festival, and entries are now open.
Investing in Green Hydrogen
Projects in Orkney are amongst the 32 in Scotland which will benefit from Scottish Government investment in green hydrogen.
Council Workers Seek Urgent Meeting With First Minister & COSLA over Pay
“COSLA sit on their hands they, and the Scottish government, are sleep walking towards a second year of industrial action.” said Johanna Baxter, UNISON, “No-one wants to see rubbish piling up on the streets again and schools threatening to close.”
‘Protest’ Comes to Orkney
Protest, the new play from Hannah Lavery (Lament for Sheku Bayoh, Drift) and directed by Northern Stage’s own Natalie Ibu (Artistic Director of Northern Stage, Road, The White Card), comes to Orkney Theatre on Thursday 18 May.
Solar Winds and Limpid Seas – Exhibition
On now until the 30th of May is an exhibition of work by Giuliana Criscuolo, ‘Solar Winds and Limpid Seas’ at The Workshop & Loft Gallery, St Margarets Hope. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Times’ Passing, Exhibition by Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson is an artist living in Orkney who is interested in hidden and untold stories. He uses digital and mixed media art to create curiosity as to what those stories might have been as well as giving opportunities for new stories to emerge.