“Scotland is one of the world’s most important games development clusters. It’s home to world leading and successful studios, including Rockstar, as well as over 2,300 creative staff in 162 studios. ” Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO
With an aging demographic the cost of these services in Orkney will continue to increase as more people require assistance to live in residential homes or independently in their own home.
The Kirkwall Grammar School and Halls of Residence were built as part of Orkney’s £58 million Schools Investment Programme, boosted by £40 million from the Scottish Government.
In 1978, an excavation of the remains of a Horizontal Mill at The Earl’s Bu, Orphir, uncovered flax which it was suggested had been locally grown.
“For too long we have accepted that human activity was confined to more southern areas of Britain at that time, but we want to challenge that narrative.” Professor Kate Britton, Aberdeen University
Every part of Scotland has now reached some level of scarcity. SEPA forecasts that 28 out of 83 areas (a third) will be at Significant water scarcity level by 30th June 2023 if there is no recovery in river levels.
Most of the Scotland is now at Alert – except for seven areas in early warning – Orkney, Ythan, Don, Kintyre, Firth of Clyde, Loch Fyne and the River Add. Loch Maree in the Highlands reaches significant risk – Ness and Esk areas increase to moderate risk .
The results of the 2023 citizen science annual Big Garden Birdwatch are in and the Starling has come in top in Orkney but in Scotland the no.1 spot again goes to the House Sparrow.
On the 12th of March 1881 Andrew Watson made his debut as the world’s first black international footballer when he captained Scotland in the match against England.
On the 12th of February 1429 The Battle of Herrings took place near Rouvray in France, just north of Orléans. England was at war with France.