“Christmas is – what you make it – season of goodwill and all that – not necessarily to do with excess and expense. “
Two speakers – Dr Sarah Crowe an ecologist and Erlend Spence an Orcadian farmer both spoke about the actions they have taken and how we can move forward in Orkney to improve our natural environment.
“when there’s twelve billion pounds available for Serco but the food cupboard is bare – then we must conclude that we are asking the wrong questions of the wrong people.”
” the new cases would appear to reinforce the message that so many folk miss, or choose to ignore – the virus doesn’t move, people move it.”
“Recently, I have become even more incensed by the advertisements on the telly.”
The cumulative total for Orkney of positive cases is now up to 26 and yesterday (15th October) the Western Isles recorded its first death.
“We Woke And The World Was Different”
“We know how difficult visiting restrictions have been, and it is only natural after six months of lockdown restrictions, that care home residents and their loved ones will want to see and interact with each other as much as possible.”
“”These are not easy issues, but, if there are different ways of protecting our island communities, we are open to them.”
“High compliance with all restrictions adopted and mitigating measures put in place will give us our best chance of suppressing the virus without having to implement the most stringent restrictions.” Coronavirus Covid 19 Evidence Paper