This Sunday, 29th of January, the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall is running a free event where you can try out the variety of activities they have to offer.
Mental Health Training Orkney Event: Pioneering Collaboration Between Former Royal Marines & Farmers
The RSABI Mental Health First Aid Awareness Training takes place from 09.30-13.30 on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February at The Albert Hotel, Kirkwall. It is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
Crisis in Care Sector: Campaign Launched to Encourage More to Apply
The number of people waiting for a Social Care Assessment in Orkney is 40. And the number of people in Orkney who have been assessed for a care at home package and are still waiting for that service to be provided is 49
Cost of Living Help & Support
People in Orkney can now access the OIC Cost of Living Funding Scheme. A grant, one off payment of £200 is available to eligible households.
Council Tax Reduction: Are You Eligible?
A unique scheme to Scotland is the Scottish Government’s Council Tax Reduction (CTR). It assesses a household’s income, capital and circumstance. It is open to all, including people not in receipt of benefits.
‘Keep a light on for Europe’ Orkney Vigil
An event to mark the third anniversary of the UK leaving the EU will be held at 5.30 pm on Tuesday January 31st, Kirk Green, Kirkwall
Standing Stones Hotel Up For Sale
The Hotel is being marketed by DM Hall with offers over £675,000
Review of Registration of Food Businesses in Orkney
A Review of the Registration of Food Businesses is required by the recent Audit conducted by Food Standards Scotland which identified areas of weakness in the council’s operation (published on 16th of January 2023).
Islands Growth Deal Signed
The investment covers a 10 year period with £50million from the UK Government, £50million from the Scottish Government and is hoped to attract further investment of up to £293 million in match funding.
Major Archaeological Conference Set For Orkney
The third and final symposium for Scotland’s Islands Research Framework for Archaeology (SIRFA) is taking place from March 24th-27th in Kirkwall, Orkney.