As the tourism sector begins to open up after months of lockdown The Orkney News looks at some holiday ideas.
“The emotive wording of some responses expressed the pressures people were under to cope with the crisis on a personal and professional level”
“We were talking with someone we know who lives in Stromness, who told us that lock-down has shown him just how many empty houses there are, around him.”
“We need to listen to their stories of racism encountered on the streets, in the schools and other institutions of Scotland, uncomfortable though they may be.”
The impact of mass tourism on the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘The Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ was the subject of a public consultation commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland.
This week there has been some good news for the construction and tourism sectors in Scotland.
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It will collect up to 30 stories in each partner country which celebrate language, dialect and culture, economic heritage, traditions, history, folklore, landscape and archaeology.
Over the last 10 years, a dedicated sub-group of Birsay Heritage Trust volunteers have carried out clearance on the site, organised local tours and run community open days.
This is a time for examining the tourism sector much more closely than ever before. Change is required.