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The deadline for items to appear in the August edition of the Limpet is 7pm on Sunday 27 August. Contact details are on the back page of every Limpet.

MONDAY 21 AUGUST - PEEDIE LIBRARY 3pm TO 5pm IN THE CHURCH HALL
The first two sessions of the “Peedie Library” in the church hall were very successful and well attended. Thank you!
We will open again on Monday August 21 from 3pm to 5pm. Please join us to change your books and/or enjoy a tea or coffee with a biscuit and a chat.

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER - CRAFT FAIR
If you would like to take part please contact Simone 616 281 to book your place

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER - DARTS, POOL, EUCHRE

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER - BONFIRE NIGHT FOLLOWED BY A QUIZ

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER - CRAFT FAIR
If you would like to take part please contact Simone 616 281 to book your place

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER - TREE LIGHTING

SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018 - NORTHERN ISLES SPORTS IN STRONSAY
Message from Mairi Dennison:
Looks like North Isles Sports will be 16th June 2018 (in Stronsay) - hope that suits the majority!

IS THERE A CAVE UNDER LAMB HEAD?
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STRONSAY MEDICAL COVER FROM 20 AUG TO 1 SEP
20-23 August – Dr Rob Barry and Nurse Practitioner Ian Hall
24 August – Dr Rob Barry
25 August – 27 August Dr Rob Barry and Nurse Sara Murray
28 August -1 September – Dr Rob Barry (Dr Barbara Mundell 1 September) and Nurse Helen Clouston

STRONSAY - DARTS!
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STRONSAY - HOME FIRE SAFETY VISITS
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STRONSAY - FIRE FIGHTERS NEEDED
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HAIRDRESSER ON STRONSAY
Ladies, Gents & Kids Haircuts available. Tel Siobhan 616337.
For additional services ie. colouring / perming please let me know in advance for a consultation & allow time for product delivery

"THAW" JOB VACANCIES
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LOGANAIR - REVISED 2018 SUMMER TIMETABLE
Loganair have requested a change to the flight and turnaround times for Summer 2018.
The times are similar to those they used to operate in 2010 and superceed the DRAFT displayed last month.
Click here for details.

SCRAP CAR SCHEME
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ORCADES PRACTICE, STRONSAY BRANCH - IMPORTANT NOTICE
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COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2017 - INTRODUCTION
Community Council elections are held every four or five years following Local Government elections.
The Community Councils help to administer Orkney Islands Council funds at a local level. These funds are used to support community projects, voluntary groups, tourism ventures, kirkyard maintenance and community halls.
The Orkney Community Council system has been recognised by the Scottish Government as a model of best practice in community empowerment within Scotland for the way that Community Councils are involved in decision-making and this success is due to the dedication of the individuals involved.
Any individual aged 16 and over may stand for election for the Community Council representing their home address, providing they are on the Electoral Register.
The Nomination Form can be obtained from the Community Council Clerk or downloaded from http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Files/Council/Elections/CC-Election-2017/Community-Council-Nomination-Form-2017.pdf
Candidates need to complete and return the nomination form by 5pm on Monday 4 September 2017. The election is carried out by postal ballot with ballot papers due to be issued on Monday, 11 September 2017 and returned no later than 5pm on Monday, 25 September 2017.
The Scheme of Orkney Community Council – 2007 and the Code of Conduct for Orkney Community Councillors can be found on the following links: http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Files/Council/Community-Councils/Scheme_for_Orkney_Community_Councils.pdf
http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Files/Democratic-Services/Code_of_Conduct_April_2012.pdf

COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2017
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OIC VACANCY - HOME CARER ON STRONSAY
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DRAFT FERRY AND AIR TIMETABLES 2018
STRONSAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL - Chair: Ian Cooper, Vice Chair: Shirley Whiteman
DRAFT FERRY AND AIR TIMETABLES - 2018
Appearing on next month’s agendas of the Air and Ferry Services Consultative Forums are the Summer 2018 Timetables.
If you wish to make comment on the Draft Summer 2018 Timetables (see links below) please contact either of the following before Monday 21 August 2017:
Cameron Fraser, Stronsay Community Council Transport Representative, tel: 616328 or Ian Cooper, Chair, Stronsay Community Council, tel: 616322
Colin McAlpine, Stronsay Island Link Officer, 19 July 2017
Click here for the draft ferry timetable - Click here for the draft air timetable

EBENEZER STORES - BRING & BUY TABLE
Stronsay's First Responders would like to thank everybody who has contributed goods or bought items from the front porch bring & buy table.
In the last year it has raised an amazing 1,144.36. This money will be used to replace the batteries in their radios when needed; the radios proved their worth recently when a visitor broke her leg near the Vat of Kirbister.
The children are having great fun in the new playpark and the equipment is brilliant but there is only an adult-size picnic bench which means small children find it difficult to sit and eat. We would like to raise funds for a child-size picnic bench for the new playpark. Thank you.

STRONSAY MEDICAL TEAM SUSPENSION - LATEST
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SSE - SHAPINSAY/STRONSAY CABLE PLANS
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STRONSAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL - LAND REQUIRED FOR CEMETERY PURPOSES
Stronsay Community Council would be interested in hearing from anyone willing to make suitable land available to Orkney Islands Council for burial ground purposes.
Any potential site should be at least one acre in size, and easily accessible for motor vehicles using existing roadways.
Anyone wishing to offer land or obtain further information should contact Ian Cooper, Chair, Stronsay Community Council on (01857) 616322 or Alan Cuthbertson, Service Improvement Officer, Orkney Islands Council on (01856) 873535 extension 2321, email alan.cuthbertson@orkney.gov.uk

CLIMATE CHANGE FUND - APPLY NOW
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STRONSAY HEALTH CARE SERVICE - UPDATE
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YOUR VIEWS SOUGHT ON A SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT BILL
Islanders are being asked for their views. Click here to read the relevant article
and
Click here to read the bill upon which you are being asked to comment

PROMOTING STRONSAY - PROGRESS UPDATE
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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

OIC VACANCY - RELIEF HOME CARER
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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

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

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 20 August 2017

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