The complex life of ‘born adventurer’, polar explorer, World War I air ace, and sentenced for treason in 1948, Tryggve Gran, was covered by Robert Foden in his illustrated online talk for the Orkney Aviation Festival
Getting It Right: A National Care Service for Scotland
The Bill allows Scottish Ministers to transfer social care responsibility from local authorities to a new, national service.
Words Matter: “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”
Words matter. Especially those used by people who have power and influence. Those words should be truthful and honest.
Sgathaich: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
” Once in the seclusion of the student council room the two in inner monologues make it clear they do have feelings for the other but are sure the other will confess their love in no time”
Emma Roddick MSP: Scotland’s Baby Box Transforming Lives
“According to the latest figures of boxes distributed by health boards, 235,622 boxes have been distributed across Scotland since the start of the scheme, with 908 having gone to families in Orkney.”
‘Deep Wheel Orcadia’ by Harry Josephine Giles Wins Top Science Fiction Award
Harry Josephine Giles’s Deep Wheel Orcadia has won the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction.
Sgathaich: Ultra Q: The Gift From Space
Ultra Q is a 1966 science fiction series from Japan. Made by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultra Q stands for Ultra Question and is the series before the first Ultraman
Book Review: Chris Hadfield, “The Apollo Murders”
“The novel is set is 1973, just after the cancellation of the last Apollo missions to the Moon.”
Energy Crisis: Does It Have To Be This Way In Orkney?
Producing over 100% of its own energy needs through renewables, mostly wind, in Orkney we pay the most to buy back our own electricity. Why? And is there a solution?
When our democracy becomes a Spectator Sport
“Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy. – Michael Moore”