With an aging demographic the cost of these services in Orkney will continue to increase as more people require assistance to live in residential homes or independently in their own home.
UN Committee “deeply concerned that children and their families can be deprived of their nationality without notice”
“The Committee expressed concerns about the potential impact of the Illegal Migration Bill on children, the criminalisation of arrival without prior permission, and restrictions on the rights of asylum and family reunification. “
The results of the 2023 citizen science annual Big Garden Birdwatch are in and the Starling has come in top in Orkney but in Scotland the no.1 spot again goes to the House Sparrow.
“If we are going to address where the UK is right now we have to own what the UK has done in the last 12 years and ask the question “ have we listened to the Truth? ” because it seems to me that we have avoided it. “
The flag of the Independent Republic of Ireland has now been taken down where it was mistakenly flying as if that nation was still part of the UK.
A display of flags to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th jubilee has exposed a lack of knowledge in Orkney about the UK.
“It is therefore more important than ever that people in Scotland have the right to choose the best deal of all – a future as an independent country and equal partner inside the European Union.”
“Families are complicated things.Some move along together well; some argue constantly, and others toe a line between the two extremes.”
“One of the most depressing things on Earth is listening to Scottish people telling other Scottish people how poor Scotland is”
Another chance to enjoy Paul Colvin’s wonderful poem on Brexit.