In the 3 Islands Authorities: Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan Siar social care is mainly provided by the council
Housing News: Rising Prices & Empty Homes
In 2020 Orkney had the third highest level of vacant dwellings within Scotland with an estimated 5.6% of the housing stock lying empty.
Increase in Orkney Kerbside Recycling in 2020
“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
Rise in Recorded Domestic Abuse Incidents in Scotland
Police Scotland recorded 65,251 incidents of domestic abuse in 2020-21, an increase of 4% compared to the previous year.
Success of Scotland’s Flu Vaccination Programme
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
Cumulative Case Numbers in Orkney of #Covid now at 37
“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.”
No Room For Complacency #Covid19
“We are also advising people who are not in Aberdeen, not to travel to Aberdeen. “
Update on Covid19 in Scotland & Travel Arrangements For Orkney
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.
R Number in Scotland Drops to Between 0.6 and 0.8
As of the 21st of June 2020 there had been a total of 4,119 deaths in Scotland where Covid19 was mentioned on the death registration.
#Covid19 Deaths Continue to Decline as Hopes are Raised for an Easing into Phase 2 in Scotland
This table illustrates the number of people (staff and residents) in care homes who have been tested in the last week.