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  • Make time for a cuppa and a chat this “Brew Monday”

    Make time for a cuppa and a chat this “Brew Monday”

    The Council’s St Magnus Café will be hosting the Samaritans of Orkney national annual campaign event known as “Brew Monday” on Monday 16 January.

    The third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as “the most difficult day of the year” but this is a myth. Samaritans say there’s no such thing as “Blue Monday” – everyone has good and bad days, and those aren’t for the calendar to decide. 

    Orkney Health and Social Care Finance Officer, Joan Jones, is also the Director of Samaritans of Orkney. She said: “We say it's time to stop this myth about Monday being 'blue' and instead start a conversation over a brew! Reach out and connect with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.


    10 January 2023

  • Make your New Year’s resolution to volunteer in sport – the ball’s in your court!

    Make your New Year’s resolution to volunteer in sport – the ball’s in your court!

    Orkney will play host to the International Island Games in 2025 – the largest event ever to be held in the county – and a major part of its success will be a huge team of volunteers working behind the scenes to help make it happen.

    Games Director, Kirsty Talbot, believes that now is the time to build on the volunteer capacity within sports clubs in the county to create a really solid foundation for the Games.

    09 January 2023

  • Further details on cost-of-living financial support scheme to be announced later this month

    Following the Full Council decision during December 2022 to launch a financial support scheme to help folk meet the challenges of the cost-of-living crisis, officers are finalising the detail of how the scheme will be administered.

    Further details will be announced later this month, with payments made from February onwards.

    09 January 2023

  • Grant scheme aimed at tackling employability barriers

    An exciting opportunity has arisen thanks to the Orkney Local Employability Partnership (OLEP) delivery of a one-off grant scheme aimed at further tackling employability barriers. 

    The Innovation Challenge Fund of up to £2,000 is open to Third Sector organisations delivering employability services to folk in the county – as part of Scottish Government funding in support of No One Left Behind.


    09 January 2023

  • Variation of Premises Licence - Deerness Stores

    Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board has received an application for variation of premises licence from Jennifer McLeod in respect of Deerness Stores.

    09 January 2023

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