The selection process for First Minister takes place today, 28th of March by a vote of all MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.
Appointment of Professor Jacqueline Taylor as the chair of a National Audiology Review Group Welcomed
“Where issues emerge it is important to understand what went wrong and how this can be rectified.” Professor Taylor
Increase in NHS Orkney Staffing Numbers
“Our NHS staff in Orkney have shown incredible dedication and commitment to our health service in the past two years and beyond. “
Mobile Unit to Reduce Delays in Treatment in Orkney & Shetland
“As NHS Scotland continues to deal with the challenges of COVID-19 this is a great example of innovation and dedication to the delivery of care.”
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?
Orkney Stands Wae Sheku Bayoh #BlackLivesMatter
Orcadians will be taking the knee again today, Wednesday 24th of June at 6pm with their doorstep campaign in support of Black Lives Matter.
Sheku Bayoh #BlackLivesMatter
Sheku was stopped by police and was held face down on the ground within 46 seconds of the arrival of the first two officers. During the restraint, officers used CS spray, batons, leg and ankle restraints and handcuffs.
David Stewart MSP Puts the Case for a Community Integration Unit for Women Prisoners
“We will be making the case for facilities to be made available within the Highlands and Islands.”
Campaigning for Improved Facilities for Women Prisoners
“Women offenders need to be accommodated closer to home to allow loved ones, particularly children, to visit easily and to encourage rehabilitation back into society.”
Finnie: Prison Reform Requires Adequate Funding For Local Authorities
“Many alternatives to custodial sentences are managed by Criminal Justice Social Workers, employed by local councils.”