Most places will have a dry and bright day with some sunshine at times, although there could be the odd light shower, most likely over Orkney. Light or moderate east to northeasterly winds, easing later across Shetland. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
Since it started (2020) 6,435 payments have been made in Orkney amounting to £793,765.
Celebrating our rural post boxes
Emma Ainsley, artist, and John Phillips, musician, will be exploring the Physicality of Creativity with people living in care homes and in the community of Orkney, thanks to £18,871 of National Lottery funding
Book Week Scotland has opened applications for Pitch It!, which lets community groups, organisations or individuals pitch to host an event with a brilliant writer.
“Work is ongoing to understand the new COVID-19 variant BA.2.86 more fully, however as a precautionary measure, vaccination of people at highest risk such as care home residents and people aged 75 and over is being brought forward.” Chief Medical Officer Professor Sir Gregor Smith
A largely dry and bright day with some sunny spells, just a few well scattered showers, these mainly across Shetland in the morning. Light winds. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
With the evening sky becoming darker as the year goes on, the brighter stars are becoming more prominent and the constellation figures are coming back
“Throughout the history of the games the host island has always chosen a mascot for their event, and Orkney will be no different” says the games director, Kirsty Talbot.
“Orkney is home to some of Scotland’s most significant and diverse heritage sites, spanning 5,000 years of history, and these inspections will allow us to assess and mitigate the impact that climate change and other factors has had on them. ” Craig Mearns, Director of Operations at HES