The news that the first phase of vaccinations in Scotland for Covid 19 will begin as early as Tuesday 8th of December has been welcomed by Orkney’s politicians. The vaccination programme will be administered free by our NHS.
David Stewart MSP, Labour, is delighted that the Scottish Government has published guidance to the building industry, ahead of installing fire sprinklers in all new social housing with new regulations coming into effect next year
“Earlier in the conference, I was particularly pleased, in my role as Minister for Children and Young People, to hear John Swinney give good news to hard-pressed families, with a pledge on school meals. “
As we start the countdown to Christmas and open the first door on our advent calendars the stats for Scotland continue to cause concern.
Scotland’s Arctic Connections document is built on the image of a Scotland “as a progressive and dynamic nation that does not hesitate to take the lead on key global challenges.”
According to a recent Police Scotland report, in 2021 so far, 34,103 incidents of domestic abuse have been recorded in Scotland, up 7.6% on the previous 12 months.
“The safest way to spend Christmas and the festive period is to stay within your own household, in your own home and your own local area.”
Nursery and Primary 1 classes in Orkney are experiencing the acclaimed children’s theatre production Potato Needs a Bath in an exciting new way at school.
“The value of outdoor learning cannot be underestimated – so it is critical that we ensure the survival of our outdoor centres.” Tim Frew
Scotland’s Food and Drink sector is to be supported with a £8 million package – £5million form the Scottish Government and £3million from the industry.