Today, 1st of February, The Orkney News is celebrating 6 years of being in business, bringing news, stories and information to Orkney.
Dr Strangelove: #OnThisDay
On 29th of January 1964 the film Dr Strangelove (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) was released.
Sgathaich: Star Fox 64 (Lylat Wars)
You play as Fox McCloud head of Star Fox team as they work to stop the forces of the evil rogue scientist Andross
Emma Roddick MSP : Blocking the Gender Recognition Bill is an ‘attack on democracy”
“The fundamental fact is that the Gender Recognition Bill cannot and will not affect the Equality Act. The UK Government knows what it is doing by taking this political stance.”
Book Review: ‘The Cyber Puppets’, Angus McAllister
“His imagined soap follows a US-based family of Scotch whisky distillers, living in a fantasy within the fiction which lets him poke fun at expat and would-be Scots.”
UK Government Vetoes Scotland’s Law Makers: Reaction Roundup
“Gender recognition is a devolved policy area and this does not change the Equality Act 2010 or give any additional rights to those with a certificate. It shortens and simplifies the process and, particularly, ends the requirement for a psychological diagnosis of gender dysphoria. This is in keeping with the guidance from the World Health Organisation and from the United Nations, which recommends change to a legal statutory process based on self-identification.
Sgathaich: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
“I’m happy to say that the trend of Pokémon games improving on characters continues with many of the people you encounter getting far more development even if they have a short time on them that will leave them being well remembered, especially Larry.”
“This is about more than our politics and our laws. This is about who we are, how we carry ourselves.” Donald Dewar
Section 35 in the Scotland Act will be used for the first time and its use is by the Secretary of State for Scotland , Alister Jack Tory MP for Dumfries and Galloway.
Post Covid: We Must Save The Future, Not The Past
” we, in developed industrial societies and all aspiring, developing industrial societies, are recklessly plundering our planet’s natural resources in order to fuel economic growth; in pursuit of the cachet of success, of material wealth far beyond basic human needs of food, clothing and shelter.”
Book Review: ‘Red Moon’, Kim Stanley Robinson
“I found Red Moon a difficult book to get a handle on, but unexpectedly I found a way to approach it in a crime novel by Glasgow-based SF writer Angus McAllister, author of The Krugg Syndrome, The Canongate Strangler and more recently Cyber Puppets.”