On the 12th of May, 2023, join the millions of people around the world who will be participating on this day by holding various events to raise awareness for fibromyalgia, an invisible and life altering chronic condition.
#Covid Deaths Decline, Excess Deaths Continue: Weekly Update
There were 1,160 deaths due to all causes, an excess of 96 taken over a 5 year average. Of the 45 deaths involving Covid, Covid was the underlying cause in 28 of them
Weather Forecast: Murky with patchy drizzle
Light north or northeast breeze. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Council Workers Seek Urgent Meeting With First Minister & COSLA over Pay
“COSLA sit on their hands they, and the Scottish government, are sleep walking towards a second year of industrial action.” said Johanna Baxter, UNISON, “No-one wants to see rubbish piling up on the streets again and schools threatening to close.”
Miss Agnes Shearer Takes Flight to Wick, 1931
“The plane was piloted by Flying Officer Fresson, and the flight was intended to put to the test a suggestion made to the Press a day or two previously by the well-known Orcadian airman, Oscar Garden, who considered passenger transport by air over the Pentland Firth to be an institution of the near future.”
Last year Martin Laird and Fiona Grahame took on a project to record in filmed interviews a few of the untold stories of Orkney from those who were there at the time. Filmed over many months the interviews recount events from the 1970s to the present day.
Weather Forecast: Cloudy with fog patches and drizzle, brighter in the west.
Breezy for Orkney with a few cloud breaks developing. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Sgathaich: Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
” Rather than the 2d animation of the other DB films this one is CG but done in a stylized way to look almost as if it’s the 2D art.”
Yesnaby, where small is beautiful
The Scottish primrose: listed on the Government’s Scottish Biodiversity List and is classified as being ‘nationally scarce’. Only found in the wild in Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney.
Analysing Dusty Debris Around the Star Fomalhaut
This image of the dusty debris disk surrounding the young star Fomalhaut is from Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI). It reveals three nested belts extending out to 14 billion miles (23 billion kilometers) from the star. The inner belts – which had never been seen before – were revealed by Webb for the first time. Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, A. Gáspár (University of Arizona). Image processing: A. Pagan (STScI)