It’s been several months since we last paid a visit to The Ring of Brodgar. We went on Saturday 11th of February 2023 to see how the protection measures were faring at this World Heritage Site
In 2021, it is estimated that UK nationals accounted for 16% of the 103,590 seafarers active at sea working for companies within the membership of the UK Chamber of Shipping.
Cruising, #Covid & The Climate Crisis
as this public health crisis continues into its third year Orkney is set to welcome a possible 207 cruise ships with the first one due to arrive, MS Gann, on 24th of March.
Cruising During The #Covid Pandemic
Now that cruise ships have once again been visiting Orkney and ports around the UK what happens when there are positive Covid cases on board?
#Covid Cases on Cruise Ship: Statement from Orkney Islands Council
The Council can confirm there were a small number of positive cases of COVID-19 on board two cruise liners that visited Kirkwall yesterday, Monday 20 September.
BREAKING: Covid Cases on Cruise Ship ?
There are unconfirmed reports that there were people on board the Mariella 2 Explorer liner which visited Orkney yesterday who had been in Covid isolation since Saturday.
Re. The – Urgent – Need For An Energy Transition.
“coming in past Shapinsay, trailing its plume of fumes behind it. Note the irony of the trail of fumes passing the wind turbine…..”
Moving Towards Net Zero With A Just Transition
Scotland became the first country in the world to commit to a Just Transition Planning Framework.
As Scotland gets ready to welcome the thousands of attendees flying in to attend the global climate summit COP26 in Glasgow it is worth looking at how other island communities are attempting to develop a sustainable tourism industry.
Developing Orkney’s World Heritage Site: Share Your Views
Proposals have been put forward on the development of Orkney’s World Heritage Site – known as The Heart of Neolithic Orkney which comprises the Maeshowe tomb, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Ring of Brodgar and the village settlement of Skara Brae.