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.
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.
“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
VisitScotland is launching a series of new online resources to help tourism businesses in Orkney consider how they can tackle climate change and meet consumer needs.
Orkney Islands Council is proposing to create a variable 20mph speed limit on sections of roads outside of island schools
It was eyes down for a fun family bingo in the Deerness Hall last Saturday.
“The last week of March saw Orkney Judo once again hold a club grading for our members. Students show the examiners that they have understood and proficiently learned the techniques they have been taught over the last few months.”
To mark the 90th anniversary of the first flight from Inverness to Kirkwall – 8th May 1933 – the longest running passenger air service in Europe and the 78th anniversary of the opening of the Churchill Barriers – 12th May 1945, Another Orkney Production (AOP) have a series of events, Celebrating Scapa Flow 2023.
The confidential and independent service will operate virtually and offer legal support and guidance to Orkney residents on low incomes in the areas of social welfare law such as housing, employment, consumer rights, family law, and more.
Lack of affordable housing is forcing families and young people to leave their island and rural communities. It is creating a crisis in workforce availability for those with jobs and those obtaining work locally unable to find places to live.