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  • Orkney Sport Awards to go ahead in-person

    Orkney Sport Awards to go ahead in-person

    The Orkney Sports Awards event is to go ahead in-person once again.

    To ensure all COVID-19 guidelines are adhered to, the event will not be open to the public but only to finalists and invited guests.

    14 January 2022

  • Detailed plans in place for prelim exams

    Detailed plans in place for prelim exams

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the significant disruption to learning, including the cancellation and extensive modifications to exams in 2020 and 2021.

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) have however been planning for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exams to be held in spring 2022, the first since 2019. Course content has been modified to take account of the disruption to learning that young people have experienced, and teaching staff in Orkney’s Secondary and Junior High Schools have detailed plans in place, to allow student to sit the exams, based on Public Health guidance.

    13 January 2022

  • Orkney schools open in full

    Orkney schools open in full

    Despite a continuous spread in COVID-19 across Orkney throughout the festive period and into the new year, nurseries, schools and the college were able to reopen in full on the first day of term, Wednesday 5 January.

    A number of staff and pupils were absent in relation to the virus across a handful of schools, however, there were no closures as a result.

    07 January 2022

  • Hospitality Top-up Grants now available

    Hospitality Top-up Grants now available

    Just before Christmas the Scottish Government announced further Covid-19 Business Support Grants for the hospitality sector.

    You can find all of the information related to what support is available, eligibility and how to apply on the Find Business Support website.

    07 January 2022

  • 2022 Sports Awards Ceremony to Move Online

    An online ceremony is set to recognise and celebrate sporting excellence in 2022 — after organisers decided to postpone the Orkney Sports Awards.

    05 January 2022

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