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  • Orkney campaign to purchase NSPCC books to help keep children safe from sexual abuse

    Orkney campaign to purchase NSPCC books to help keep children safe from sexual abuse

    An NSPCC children’s book to help keep children safe from sexual abuse will be shared with parents and our peedie people here in Orkney as part of the local Talk PANTS campaign. 

    Copies of Pantosaurus and the Power of PANTS are to be purchased as part of the local campaign and distributed to several outlets, including schools, via health visitors, libraries, and key agencies such as Women’s Aid Orkney, the Orkney Rape and Sexual Assault Service, Voluntary Action Orkney to ensure the book is read and shared by as many parents and carers with young children as possible. 

    21 January 2022

  • Final phase of stone delivery

    The final phase of the delivery of stone to Orkney from the Glensanda Quarry in Oban is due to get underway next week.

    20 January 2022

  • Central Kirkwall road works update for Friday 21 January

    Update on road closures arising from the investigative road works in central Kirkwall, for tomorrow, Friday 20 January.

    20 January 2022

  • Papdale Primary School £6k donation from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland

    Papdale Primary School £6k donation from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland

    Youngsters at Papdale Primary School have been given a major literary boost – thanks to a generous donation of £6k from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland.

    The money has been used to purchase a full set of phonics-based reading books.

    20 January 2022

  • Early Learning and Childcare Orkney - Advance Registration Notice 2022-23

    Early Learning and Childcare Orkney - Advance Registration Notice 2022-23

    Registration week is Friday 25 February 9am – 4 March 5pm

    If your child turns three years old between the 1 March 2022 and 28 February 2023, they become entitled to their first year of funded Early Learning and Childcare the term after their third birthday

    20 January 2022

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