The cumulative total of positive Covid cases in Orkney now stands at 130 as 2 more cases were published today.
“Any recommendations or polices should recognise that life is considerably different in each island group and that different age groups, too, have distinct experiences of island life.”
The Scottish Government has announced funding for 100 new on-board defibrillators and a range of life-saving training opportunities for fishing vessels.
“Our fear is that we are on the brink of a crisis in urgent and emergency care, and fewer staff will be inclined to work in Emergency Medicine and a depleted workforce will be facing higher demand.”
“I am delighted that this new portal will now enable us to ensure this key group of workers can apply for the thank you payment they well deserve.” Kevin Stewart Social Care Minister
The cumulative total for positive Covid test results recorded in Orkney now stands at 102.
The team heard stories of illegal evictions, difficulty finding housing, homelessness, fuel poverty and landlords neglecting repair jobs in Orkney.
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.
Have Scots reverted to the car or will we continue to cycle and walk in greater numbers than before Covid ?
Those under 16 years of age will get free access to ticketed sites managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this summer.