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  • Your thoughts on Childs and Adolescent Mental Health Services

    Your thoughts on Childs and Adolescent Mental Health Services

    Local people have said they are keen to see early access to mental health services for the county’s young people, and that these are well resourced - that’s some of the key feedback received by Orkney Health and Care (OHAC) when they asked the Orkney community, in July, for their thoughts on how services supporting young people’s mental health can be refined to best meet local needs.

    17 September 2021

  • Orkney Islands Council Leader – ‘Common Sense Prevails’ in Scottish Affairs Committee Response

    Orkney Islands Council’s Political Leader James Stockan has today (17 September) welcomed the findings of a UK Government inquiry into the current grid charging system.

    17 September 2021

  • An open letter to parents/carers from Scotland’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch

    An open letter to parents/carers from Scotland’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch

    We are now well into the new academic year, and I have been delighted to see reports of children and pupils returning filled with enthusiasm and optimism for the year ahead. I hope that is reflective of the experience in your own household.

    At this stage, I wanted to write to you so that I can help explain how cases of Covid-19 in childcare settings and schools are being managed, and how information that has been gathered since the start of term is helping to inform what arrangements need to be in place going forward.

    16 September 2021

  • Eight local athletes awarded grants towards travel costs

    Eight local athletes awarded grants towards travel costs

    Eight local athletes have been awarded with a special grant supported by sportscotland to help sportspeople in regional and rural Scotland access competitive and training opportunities.

    15 September 2021

  • Minute's silence for former Vice Convener George Stevenson

    Minute's silence for former Vice Convener George Stevenson

    Orkney Islands Councillors observed a minute’s silence at today’s Special General Meeting in memory of George Stevenson, one of Orkney Islands Council’s first Councillors, who passed away in August.

    15 September 2021

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