MS Society hosts virtual coronavirus talks
Folk living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Scotland are being given the opportunity to hear about how coronavirus can affect their condition, via a series of virtual online talks from leading researchers on COVID-19. The MS Society is to host a series of weekly webinars featuring leading academics to enable people to ask questions and […]
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Creative Scotland announces new support for creative sector
Creative Scotland has launched a series of new funding programmes designed to provide extra support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The three programmes will include a Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund, a Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund, and an Open Funding: Sustaining Creative Development fund. The Creative Scotland Bridging Bursaries […]
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New COVID-19 support hub to contact most at risk directly
Folk in Orkney who have received a letter from the NHS identifying them as being most at risk from COVID-19 will be contacted by the Orkney Coronavirus Community Support Hub from today, Wednesday. Staff and volunteers at the new Hub, which has been up and running within the Pickaquoy Centre since Monday, will be in […]
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OIC working towards business grant payments for April 6
Orkney Islands Council is expecting to make the first payments from the Scottish Government business grant funds on April 6. The council is administering the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Fund on behalf of the government. A high number of applications have been received since the scheme opened on March […]
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Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Orkney
There have now been two cases of COVID-19 confirmed by test in Orkney. The latest figures published by the Scottish Government at 2pm today, Wednesday, have revealed that a second person in Orkney has tested positive for the virus. The first case confirmed by test in the county was announced by NHS Orkney on Monday. […]
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