In Quebec “fuel poverty is at 7%, compared to an estimated 44% in Orkney after the April 2022 price cap rise” Robert Leslie
‘Beyond the Stones’
Wessex Archaeology have produced an excellent film which looks at the landscape, how it was used by Neolithic people and the wider context which led to the building of Stonehenge.
“Replace sleeping pods on Northlink for something people can sleep in.”
A petition to get the pods changed on Northlink for something people can actually sleep in has been started.
Time to regain control of our electric future?
ROBERT LESLIE looks back at how electricity developed in Orkney and wonders, after almost a century, if we have now come full circle to a point where local ownership could secure a brighter future for the islands
Sgathaich: Flash Gordon – Purple Death From Outer Space
“Starting out with a strange disease attacking people on Earth, it’s not long before people conclude that it’s the work of the evil Ming the Merciless”
“We shall make a different future.” Tom Johnston’s Vision 70 Years Ago
His idea was to create cheaper energy for the Highlands and Islands with the surplus produced being sold to the South for a profit.
Sgathaich: Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs
“We are introduced to our lead being blackmailed to complete an Otome game by his sister.”
Letters: ‘The UK energy system is broken’
“Orkney folk, along with our Highlands and Islands neighbours, continue to pay more for electricity than anywhere else in the UK despite the fact we are net exporters of clean, green electricity.”
MSP Accuses Scottish Government of ‘Selling Out’ Island Communities
“The Bute House Agreement has had an immediate impact on people requiring new government supported central heating system.” Rhoda Grant, MSP, Labour
Sgathaich: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
“Samus is responding to a distress call from a bunch of marines ( IN SPACE!) on the planet Aether”