In November 2022, the average number of beds occupied per day due to delayed discharges was 1,950, the highest figure since the current guidance came into place in July 2016.
Orkney Fails In Bid For Freeport Status
Freeports are able to attract outside investment by offering lucrative deals which other areas cannot do. It means the Freeports have a significant weakening effect on areas not within their sphere. Around the world Freeports are known for being tax havens, for laundering money and for ignoring workers rights.
Teachers Strike Dates
Teachers in Orkney will again be on strike on Wednesday 18th of January unless a new pay deal is offered.
Fulfilling a Dream: Ben Weber Reaches the South Pole
Ben Weber, originally from Orkney, has reached the South Pole after an epic 58 day 700 mile solo trek across the Antarctic ice and snow. Pushing himself to the limits Ben endured a brutal 18 hour last day to reach the Pole
The Lost Gardens of Orkney (1) War Memorial Garden
Orkney Memorial Garden Scheme 1949 – This series will explore the hidden gems of the gardens that have either been lost in Orkney or that have changed substantially since they were first created.
Brew Monday, Time for a cuppa & a catch up
Monday 16th of January is the date for a cuppa and a catch up as part of the Samaritans Brew Monday campaign at the St Magnus Cafe Kirkwall 10.30am to 2.30pm
#Covid & #Flu Weekly Update 11th Jan ’23
In the week ending 08 January 2023, there were on average 1,297 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 2.4% increase from the previous week ending 01 January 2023 (1,267)
Images of Orcadian Folklore & History: Martin Laird Exhibition
On show in the windows of the Northlight Gallery Stromness is an exhibition of paintings by Orcadian artist Martin Laird.
Schools Closed Due to 2 Day Teachers Strike
“Only a significantly improved offer from the Scottish Government and COSLA can bring an end to this dispute.” EIS General Secretary Andrea Bradley
Volunteer of the Year Award for Niall Allison, Orkney Judo
Niall Allison of Orkney Judo was officially presented with his Volunteer of the Year Award 2022 from Paul McGuiness, Judo Scotland on Sunday 8th January at the Pickie Centre, Kirkwall.