“It seems we have rushed back into the very conditions that created the global catastrophes of a Covid pandemic and a climate emergency”
“SEPA has a pivotal role in helping Scotland prepare more powerfully for future increased flooding and this consultation is an important opportunity for people across Scotland to have their say on how flood risk is managed in the future.”
The cumulative total for positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney now stands at 146 as 2 more positive tests were published today.
“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 Royal Navy Northern Diving Group were awarded the Freedom of Orkney at a ceremony on Friday 9th of July 2021.
“I regard this as a once in a generation opportunity, a transformational project that would deliver a major boost for our local economy – creating jobs and business opportunities throughout our islands.” James Stockan, Leader OIC
Orkney Islands Council (OIC) has been awarded £260,000 from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) administered through VisitScotland, to improve the Point of Ness Camping and Caravan Site.
“Although the full story behind the charity’s funding crisis has not been made public, people have been willing to show their support with quite substantial donations.”
Residents of Orkney can now place online orders for free period products funded by the Scottish Government and have them delivered direct to their door, through the Orkney Islands Council MyOrkney website.
“Our message is you are entitled to support, we are here to offer that support, and you are not alone.”Olivia Tait, Manager at Crossroads Orkney