“As many will know, housing is an issue that I am deeply passionate about, and this rent freeze comes at a time where it will ultimately save lives.”
Unfairness of Orkney’s Energy Standing Charges
“The blame for the billions of pounds that consumers throughout the country will now have to pay back as a result falls squarely at the UK Government’s door for its failure to regulate the energy markets properly on behalf of consumers” Michael Matheson
‘A Musical Wonder World’: The Poozies Concert
“after a gentle pause came a theatre of sound, a tidal wave, a mingling of emotions making waves of colours and textures “
Eday Islanders Campaign Against Proposed “industrial styled turbines”
The area circled in red is where the application if successful will see massive wind turbines dominating the southern coast of Eday including Greentofts Bay and Malt Barn Sands home to a permanent seal colony and sea otters.
Celebrating Arctic Explorer John Rae
Orcadian historian, Bryce Wilson, gave a short address reminding the gathering of Rae’s great achievements as an Arctic explorer and of discovering the fate of the Franklin Expedition.
Kirkwall RNLI Assist Two Vessels
“It’s reassuring to know that willingness to help others is alive and well in the islands. ” Relief Coxswain Darren Harcus
Nominations Open for the Bookbug Hero Award
Scottish Book Trust has opened nominations for its Bookbug Hero Award 2023.
Gather Round For The Orkney Storytelling Festival
The Orkney Storytelling Festival (Thu 27 – Sun 30 Oct) is now into its 13th year.
It’s Been A Busy Time At Orkney Men’s Shed
Hello from a busy Orkney Men’s Shed in Stromness.
Cost of Living Support Site
A website has been launched which provides information, advice and links to where support can be found during this Cost of Living Crisis.