Kirkwall folk less likely to complain about the weather, according to research

Kirkwall Harbour during Storm Caroline.

Folk in Kirkwall are some of the least likely in the UK’s cities to moan about the weather, at least that’s the case according to social media posts from this autumn and winter.

According to the heater hire firm Andrews Sykes, which conducted the research, the results of the data are based on the number of social media complaints per capita, or per head of population in each location, with many cities and towns in the UK looked at.

During Storm Caroline, which hit the UK earlier this month and caused havoc here in Orkney, 11,809 social media posts from around the UK were looked at. Unsurprisingly, people in Kirkwall contributed to only a tiny 1.2 per cent of these posts and it was found that people in the area were the second least likely to complain, with people in London and Glasgow, being the most likely and second most likely, respectively.

This winter in general, between September 22 this week, people in Kirkwall have been the fourth least likely to moan about the weather, and, according to Andrew Sykes’s analysis, out of 42,865 posts from people in the UK’s cities, Kirkwall residents only contributed 25 posts moaning about the weather.

During this winter, Kirkwall has faced winds up to 90mph, wave surges and children being rescued from school buses, while people in London — who were the most likely to complain, with 33.3 per cent of all weather complaints coming from people in the city — have seen a mild, ‘tropical winter.’

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