OIC offer grant for artists and craft makers
Artists and craft makers in Orkney have the chance to apply for a grant from Orkney Islands Council, by joining a virtual event on Wednesday, December 2. The grant comes through the Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award (VACMA), which offers small grants — £500 and £750 — to artists for creative development at all […]
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THAW Orkney – Wellbeing and Warmth for Orkney
ADVERTORIAL: Local fuel poverty charity THAW Orkney offers free impartial advice to help support you with energy-related queries, including tariff switching, and with income maximisation and benefits. They can help if you are finding it difficult to heat your home, struggling with energy bills, or are looking for any further assistance with energy efficiency matters. […]
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Phoenix Cinema reopens
After eight months, the long awaited return of the Phoenix Cinema has arrived, as doors opened today, Friday, November 27. The Pickaquoy Centre took to the social media site Facebook to announce the news, and at 2:45pm the doors to the cinema lobby were unlocked, ushering film-goers inside once more. The inaugural showing of the newly […]
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Japan deal welcome for Northern Isles produce but concerns remain
ORKNEY and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed continued protections for Northern Isles produce in the UK-Japan trade deal in Parliament this week, but voiced concern about potential risks to privacy and data rights in the deal. Speaking during a debate on the trade deal Mr Carmichael reiterated that a lack of clarity over future […]
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Extra travel days for islanders over festive period would ‘make sense’
A call has been made for the Scottish Government to take into account additional travel days for island communities over the festive period. COVID-19 restrictions are being temporarily relaxed for five days across the UK from December 23 to 27. However, during First Minister’s questions, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur pointed out that more flexible arrangements […]
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