Maree Todd heard from two Orkney residents, Fiona Robertson & Tricia Sutherland, who have both been working flat out to produce face coverings to those in their local community.
Schools in Scotland will be able to return on 11th of August with pupils accessing learning full time but only if progress on limiting the spread of Covid19 continues.
“It’s absolutely clear that the overwhelming majority of people in Scotland do not want to see chlorine chicken, hormone-injected meat or vegetables riddled in pesticides on our supermarket shelves.”
“We need to listen to their stories of racism encountered on the streets, in the schools and other institutions of Scotland, uncomfortable though they may be.”
Even more people in the islands have enlisted to offer help and support during the Covid19 pandemic.
“Carers make a huge contribution to families and communities throughout Scotland and with the current public health crisis, they find themselves under increased pressure.”
“I really hope that folk in Orkney have enjoyed the first few days of relaxation of the Covid-19 lockdown rules.”
“The Scottish Government’s school age payment offers low income families, or those who receive support like Universal Credit, a £250 payment around the time children start at primary school.”
This Thursday the Scottish Government will publish a route map setting out our phased approach to easing lockdown measures.
“We have continued to see signs of hope, not least in the declining numbers of people requiring intensive care treatment as a result of COVID-19.”