Orkney Islands Council is set to welcome 200 Cruise ships into the islands in 2022 despite serious concerns from many islanders and a little thing called ‘A Climate Emergency’.
Lobbying: Is Orkney’s future being determined by a few ?
“What is the future for Orkney’s Farming and Fishing sectors? “
Poetry Corner: Got Them Big Old, Bad Old, Liner’s Back Blues
“It gave me them big old, bad old liners are back bluuuuuuues.”
A very timely and relevant talk hosted by the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.
Artist Femke Herregraven talks about her work relating to the bubonic plague, and the links between finance and disease.
The Return of the Cruise Liners
“It seems we have rushed back into the very conditions that created the global catastrophes of a Covid pandemic and a climate emergency”
2 More #Covid Cases in Orkney
The cumulative total for positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney now stands at 146 as 2 more positive tests were published today.
Another New Case of #Covid in Orkney
On 21/07/2021, PHS (Public Health Scotland) noted that no data has been received from the NHS Orkney laboratory since 19/07/2021. PHS are working with NHS Orkney to resolve this issue.
Cruise Ships to Return to Orkney
“We do have bookings for further cruise ship calls into the county during August, September and October – however, we cannot confirm at this time, how many of those will go ahead.” Jim Buck
The QE2 #OnThisDay
On 20th September 1967, the liner Queen Elizabeth 2, QE2, was launched at the John Brown & Co shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland.
To Cruise or Not To Cruise?
Research has also been published about the outbreak of Covid19 which took place way back in February 2020 on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship off Yokohama , Japan.