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The June edition of the Limpet is now available online and printed copies will be in the shops on Thursday.

NORTHERN ISLES SPORTS - STRONSAY 2018
Message from Mairi Dennison:
Does anyone know of any dates next June(ish) that are out of the question for North Isles Sports in Stronsay?

SATURDAY 1 JULY - INTER-ISLAND SPORTS
Click here for the amended timetable from Orkney Ferries

WEDNESDAY 5 JULY - STRONSAY BOOKWORMS
Click here for details

SATURDAY 29 JULY - WESTRAY REGETTA
Click here for the amended timetable from Orkney Ferries

FRIDAY 4 AUGUST AND SATURDAY 5 AUGUST - SANDAY SHOW
Click here for the amended timetable from Orkney Ferries

SATURDAY 12 AUGUST - COUNTY SHOW
Click here for the amended timetable from Orkney Ferries

STRONSAY POST OFFICE - MOVING
The Stronsay post office will close on Monday 26 June at 12:00 and move to the new site at Ebenezer Stores.
However, due to a problem with BT it is expected that the post office will not re-open until 8:30am on Tuesday 4 July.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

GREEN JOHANNA HOT COMPOSTER
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SSE - SHAPINSAY/STRONSAY CABLE PLANS
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HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND LOAN SCHEME
The Scottish government has introduced a new energy efficiency scheme called the Home Energy Scotland Loan, which replaces two separate and existing programmes. The scheme is designed to help householders improve the efficiency of their home heating source, enable money-saving improvements for their properties and also protect the environment.
The Home Energy Scotland Loans Scheme is currently open for applicants, with a total of 34 million in funding available in interest-free loans for measures including the installation of high efficiency oil boilers. Funding of up to 32,500 per home is available, both for owner occupiers and registered private sector landlords in Scotland.
Oil heating installations under the scheme must be carried out by an OFTEC registered business. For more information please follow this link www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/grants-loans/home-energy-scotland-loan.
If you have an old standard non condensing boiler you could save up to 20% on your fuel costs by switching to a new condensing boiler. Even if you own a condensing boiler which has seen a few too many winters the new "Blue Flame" burner technology makes certain condensing boilers a highly efficient alternative.
This scheme will also cover upgrading insulation or help towards a renewable system such as a hybrid air source/oil heating system.
Please contact your resident OFTEC registered technician for more information.
Mike Erdman (tel 616339)

GERAMOUNT SURGERY - VACANCY FOR RELIEF PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR
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RECYCLING IN ORKNEY
STRONSAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Chairman: Ian Cooper Vice Chairman: Shirley Whiteman
RECYCLING IN ORKNEY
Orkney Islands Council has produced an e-newsletter dedicated to the subject of recyling. The newsletter will be available on a quarterly basis and will be available on the Orkney Islands Council website, on local notice boards or you can opt to have it sent direct to your mailbox. To be added to the mailing list, simply send an email to recycling@orkney.gov.uk , and put “subscribe” in the subject line. June’s newsletter is now available and has some interesting information. Happy reading!
Colin McAlpine, Stronsay Island Link Officer. 15 June 2017

STRONSAY - FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT
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OIC VACANCY - RELIEF HOME CARER
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STRONSAY SCHOOL - VACANCY FOR TEACHER OF ENGLISH/SUPPORT FOR LEARNING
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STRONSAY SCHOOL - VACANCY FOR KITCHEN ASSISTANT
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WANTED TO RENT (ON STRONSAY)
Wanted to rent:
One bedroom, no more than 400 per month, remotish! Says he is open minded but I suggest nearer north end than south or he will be doing a lot of walking!
Contact martin_paterson@yahoo.com

STRONSAY CRAFT FAIR DATES FOR 2017
Saturday 23rd September
Saturday 25th November
If you would like to take part please contact Simone 616 281 to book your place

CRUISE LINERS - DATES OF VISITS TO ORKNEY
Click here for details of when to avoid Kirkwall!

NEW ONLINE ORKNEY NEWS
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STRONSAY KIRK'S WEBSITE

How to contact The Stronsay Limpet
email address
editor@stronsaylimpet.co.uk

Other contact details (phone & postal address) are on the last page of every edition of the Limpet

Handy links for the latest travel information:
Orkney Islands Council - school transport
Orkney Ferries News
Northlink News
Pentland Ferries News
Kirkwall airport (live arrivals/departures)

Take a tour of Stronsay starting from the pier where the ferry arrives
or
see an aerial view of Whitehall village (from the RCAMHS website)

STRONSAY COMMUNITY FUND
Downloadable documents giving policy, guidance, application form, etc are now available in the folder "Stronsay Community Fund" of the "Handy Documents" folder of the Stronsay Development Trust website

WEATHER FORECAST
A weather forecast available on the web

NEW EMAIL LIST - DON'T FORGET TO RESPOND TO THE CONFIRMATORY EMAIL YOU RECEIVE AFTER SIGNING UP!
This email list will be used to disseminate information relevant to residents of Stronsay
To receive these emails you must first "sign up" by clicking here AND you must respond to the email asking for confirmation which you will receive very soon afterwards
There are quite a few folk who have signed up but have failed to respond to the confirmatory email - please check your "junk" or "spam" email folder
If that's you then just sign up again
You can also UNSUBSCRIBE using the same link

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This page was updated on 25 June 2017

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