The most recent UK Maritime and Shipping statistics show a drop in seafarers active at sea from 24,240 to 22,510 for the UK Shipping Industry.
Economic inactivity refers to people of working age (16 – 64) who are not in employment, who have not been seeking work within the last 4 weeks and/or are unable to start work within the next 2 weeks.
In the 3 Islands Authorities: Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan Siar social care is mainly provided by the council
In 2020 Orkney had the third highest level of vacant dwellings within Scotland with an estimated 5.6% of the housing stock lying empty.
“Last month, the world came to Glasgow to agree global action on the climate emergency. The message was clear that together, as counties, companies, or communities – we all have a role to play.” Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive of SEPA
Police Scotland recorded 65,251 incidents of domestic abuse in 2020-21, an increase of 4% compared to the previous year.
As a result of increased uptake of the vaccine and measures people have put in place to limit the spread of Covid, cases of seasonal flu are much reduced this yea
“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.”
“We are also advising people who are not in Aberdeen, not to travel to Aberdeen. “
The weekly stats produced by the National Record of Scotland (NRS) continue to show Scotland’s success in limiting the spread of the deadly virus Covid19.