The third and final symposium for Scotland’s Islands Research Framework for Archaeology (SIRFA) is taking place from March 24th-27th in Kirkwall, Orkney.
Raising The School Starting Age: Success for Orkney At SNP Conference
“One of the key policy changes for me was the move to raise the formal school age to six, with the introduction of a statutory play-based kindergarten stage for three to six year olds, similar to early years education in Nordic countries.” Robert Leslie
“Let’s defend our future, let’s fight for it, let’s create it” #NobelPrizeSummit
The Covid19 pandemic is a clear warning that we need to address climate change. It is also an opportunity to rebuild in a new direction.
St Magnus Conference Opens With ‘The Cod Hunters’
‘When all is said and done, life is first and foremost about salt fish.’ Halldor Laxness, Salka Valda (1931)
UHI Conference Marks International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge
Monday 8th of March is International Women’s Day. To mark the event the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) partnership have organised an online event.
Affordable Housing Key For Sustainable Communities
The challenge facing most of Scotland’s rural and island communities is one of depopulation as people move into urban settings.
Orkney – An ‘Innovation’ FREEPORT ?
Discussions are at an early stage in Orkney to create an ‘Innovation FREEPORT’. What is this? and what would it actually mean?
Arctic Connections 2020
For 2020, like other conferences, Arctic Connections is going online.
The Paradox of Plenty – Farming Matters
“Why is it that we can spend a ‘fiver’ for a coffee in London, but the dairy farmer and coffee farmer that make up the essential part of that coffee are struggling to pay the rent?”Sarah Mukherjee
Consumerism – Sustainable Orkney Conference
Food, products and tourism were three main topics in the first event of the Sustainable Conference in Orkney which for 2020 has moved online.