Archive for March 8th, 2017

Northern Isles MSPs to discuss forensic facilities with Justice Secretary

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur and Shetland MSP Tavish Scott are to meet with Justice Secretary Michael Matheson tomorrow, Thursday, to discuss forensic facilities for survivors of rape and sexual assault in the islands. At present, victims must travel to Aberdeen with a police escort in order to undergo forensic examinations, leaving them unable to wash […]

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Registering defibrillators could save lives

The Scottish Ambulance Service is appealing to communities in Orkney to register potentially life-saving public access defibrillators on its dedicated website. The service launched its ‘Registration to Resuscitation’ campaign this week to help save more lives. They are holding a nationwide Day of Action on Friday. Currently, anyone can acquire a defibrillator, and they are […]

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Pentland Ferries order new vessel

Pentland Ferries have this week confirmed that it has placed an order for a brand new £14 million ferry, as a much larger replacement for the Pentalina. Managing director Andrew Banks said that an order has been placed for the ferry with the Strategic Marine shipyard in Vietnam, having looked at several yards to build […]

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