The National Transport Trust plaque will be unveiled on Friday 12th May (78th anniversary of the opening of the barriers) by two Vice -Presidents of the National Transport Trust, John Cameron and John Yellowlees.
Providing Housing For Key Workers
“Good quality affordable housing is essential to attract and retain people in rural communities, particularly in areas where key workers are needed. That’s why we are making up to £25 million available in a dedicated fund to make affordable homes for key workers, such as those working in the public sector and emergency services.” Paul McLennan Scottish Housing MInister
Share Your Views on Ferries as ‘Project Neptune’ Comes to Orkney
The public will have a chance to contribute their views to ‘Project Neptune’ at a meeting on Wednesday 3rd of May : St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall from 4pm-5pm; Stromness Community Centre, Church Road, Stromness from 7pm-8pm.
Quick response to Incident on Board the Pentalina Ferry
“All passengers that were onboard MV Pentalina tonight are safe and are either at home or at their accommodation. Our customer services team are contacting all customers that are due to travel. Further updates will follow.” – Pentland Ferries
NHS Services on May Bank Holidays
“NHS inform and the app NHS 24 Online are digital solutions to get the medical help you need quickly and safely without the need to call 111.” Gail MacGregor, Associate Director of Nursing and Operations for NHS 24
Updated Report of Major Incident on Pentalina
We have received a report of a major incident involving the Pentalina ferry with lifeboats in attendance at St Margaret’s Hope.
Mànran in May with Orkney Rocks! Choir
Have you got your tickets yet for Mànran who will be at The Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall on Saturday 6th May 2023 ?
Hoy on Hoy Event This Weekend
The island of Hoy is preparing for a large influx of visitors on Saturday 29th of April as Sir Chris Hoy arrives to officially open the Scapa Flow Museum.
Supporting Families in Orkney this Winter: £13,000 Child Winter Heating Assistance
Around 60 payments worth £13,000 were made for winter 2022/2023 in Orkney, £6000 more than for the last winter. In total, £28,000 in Child Winter Heating Assistance payments have been issued in Orkney since the benefit launched in November 2020.
April in Tankerness House Gardens
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” – May Sarton