The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has thrown up a lot of new terms – ‘Brexit’ now in our everyday vocabulary – and now the phrase ‘ Backstop’
Deadline for Submissions on Extension of Cursiter Quarry
Reminder that if you wish to make comments about the future of Cursiter Quarry in Firth then you will have to do so by the 15th of February.
Heavy rainfall over 2 days in Orkney saw quite a lot of flooding occurring in the fields and roads.
The Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge
““The Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund therefore provides a timely and appropriate approach for the Scottish Government to support the current needs of the sector and to help ensure Scotland’s huge marine energy potential is realised”
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.
Heavy overnight rain coupled with additional rainfall on Sunday morning, means that rivers are rising and flooding from rivers and small watercourses is likely. Standing water and flooding to low-lying areas can also be expected.
Sound and Fury
“There’s folk getting in an awful stooshie over the whole BBC Question Time rammy. For the record, include me out.”
Time to think philosophically.
“there is a difference between being isolated and feeling lonely. People who feel lonely have a different experience and studies show this can have significant detrimental effects on long-term mental health.”
Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir
“Take a book where the plot is eighty-five or ninety percent complicated science complete with fairly detailed albeit somewhat simple explanations for the average reader and make it entertaining.”
Poetry Corner: Kaleidoscope Eyes
On February 10th 1868 Jedburgh born David Brewster, renowned scientist in the field of optics died.
Heart and Head: Growing Up In Orkney 3
“Work with love and build on your strengths. It takes a whole island to raise a child.”