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Words Matter: “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”
Words matter. Especially those used by people who have power and influence. Those words should be truthful and honest.
Ukraine: “Scotland is your home and will be for as long as you need it to be.”
It’s an incredible story of a people determined to retain the independence of the country.
Scotland’s Ukrainian Super Sponsor Scheme Paused for 3 Months
A total of 21,256 visas have been issued naming a Scottish sponsor – more than 20% of the UK total, and the highest number per head of population in the UK.
Orkney Ukrainian Hosts Support Group
For those interested in hosting our Ukrainian guests there is lots of information available
Scotland Opens Its Heart To Ukrainian Refugees
“I would like to thank the thousands of people who have generously opened their doors to Ukrainian families, volunteered and donated to causes.” Neil Gray Scottish Government Minister with Special Responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine
“The past is a foreign country”
“As we look back on “the good old days,” we need to ask ourselves: Was the past actually as great as we remember it? And what can we learn from all these walks down memory lane?”
‘A View from Orkney: Beautiful Lies and Ugly Truths’ by Robinson RR
” this is a journey into the soul and conscience of us all.”
Orkney Protests Against UK’s Transportation of People to Rwanda
On Saturday morning, 23rd of April 2022, a small group of people gathered together on the Kirk Green, St Magnus Cathedral, to protest against the illegal transportation of people to Rwanda.
Orkney Protest Against Refugee Transportation to Rwanda
A vigil will be held this Saturday, 23rd of April at 11am at the Kirk Green, Kirkwall to protest against the UK Government’s plan to transport refugees to camps in Rwanda.