Historic Environment Scotland are carrying out a review in relation to the protection of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow.

There are a variety of ways in which the public can offer their views. The attached document contains details of drop-in events in Hoy, Kirkwall and Stromness and there is a survey page for participants to record their views.

Full details of drop in events available here

The survey page is accessed via here

The Scottish Health Council in Orkney has been requested by NHS National Services Scotland to share the attached poster and leaflet with their local contacts. The information is important to everyone who accesses primary care services.

Please note that the resources are designed to be viewed on the web only and therefore do not print well.
This leaflet describes how use of information from GP patient records will be improved to help plan and improve health and care services in Scotland.
It tells you about SPIRE (Scottish Primary Care Information Resource) – a service that has been developed to help GPs, the NHS in Scotland and researchers learn from information held
at GP practices.
It explains the benefits of the service and details how your information will be kept secure and confidential.
And it explains what choices you have about the way in which your health information can be used.


Please find the leaflet here

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Which is the best bank account for your charity?
Many banks and building societies offer special current accounts for voluntary organisations and charities, and most give free banking if the account is in credit.
Conditions and benefits vary, and can change over time, but SCVO have highlighted the main features of current accounts from institutions that have strong links to the third sector, or who have a significant ‘high street’ presence in Scotland in their bank account comparison table through this link  here   


Office space has become available in the Kirkwall Travel Centre. So if you are currently looking for accommodation and you are a voluntary organisation contact Ingrid on ingrid.berry@vaorkney.org.uk for more information.

Surveys keep telling us that Orkney is the best place to raise a family. While they are right that there is lots of fresh air, wide open spaces and beaches, and low levels of crime…does every child and family in Orkney have the best experience?

The Orkney Childcare and Young People’s Partnership is trying to find out just that with the launch of a survey to find out what poverty and disadvantage means for young folk growing up in Orkney; what’s working well; and what could be improved in the future.

It’s a survey for all parents, not just those that think they might be in poverty, and there are also questions specifically for teachers and those working with and for children and young people at the same survey link.

And people completing the survey can enter themselves into a free prize draw for the chance to win one of two £50 prizes as a thank you for taking part.

You can find the survey here

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