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The February edition of the Limpet is now available online and printed copies will be in the shops in a day or two

FEBRUARY EDITION OF THE LIMPET - PRINTED VERSION DELAYED
The printed copies of this month's Limpet won't arrive for a day or two because the Orcadian printshop is waiting for their copier to be repaired

QUIZ - STRONSAY HOTEL, 25 MARCH
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ATTENTION ANYONE CONSIDERING CAREER OPTIONS
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) are presently taking applications under the SSE Apprenticeship Scheme
For further information follow this link
Colin McAlpine, Stronsay Island Link Officer. 22 February 2017

STRONSAY BOOKWORMS - WED 1 MARCH
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SCOUTS, GUIDES, CUBS, BROWNIES, ETC ON STRONSAY
A message from Marion Miller:
Would anyone in Stronsay with children over 6 and under 18 be interested in your child/children joining a Scout group or similar in Stronsay?
If you are interested please contact Marion as she would love to hear everyone's views and interest, including those of the children themselves

BINGO NIGHT SAT 18 MARCH
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FISH MART - SALE OF SURPLUS GOODS
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COMMUNITY LEARNING: TEXTILES INFORMATION AND DEMONSTRATION CLASS
An information and demonstration class will be held at the school on Monday, 6th March, from 2-3 pm
Eunice Bourn-Fernley has been invited to lead the first textiles course, which will be Basic Patchwork Skills
Participants will be introduced to the basic skills and tools used for patchwork and will hear more about the four-week course, which will follow in April. This first session is open to anyone of any skill level and there is no need to let us know ahead of time--just come along if you are interested
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to phone the school office (616246)

STRONSAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AGM - WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH
Stronsay Community Association - AGM will be held in the Hall at 7:30pm on Wednesday 1st March

BAG THE BRUCK SAT 22 - SUN 30 APR 2017
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STRONSAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - STAGE UNITS FOR SALE
Twenty three folding rectangular sections and tops of heavy duty ply from the previously used stage are being offered for sale at the bargain price of 15 per unit,which includes a top
Inspection can be arranged by contacting Colin McAlpine on 616446
Please apply in writing,stating the number of units required at 15 per unit,in a sealed envelope marked STAGING UNITS and addressed to Wilma Holland,Kirbuster,Stronsay,KW17 2AG by 4pm on Wednesday 1st March 2017
The units will be sold at the discretion of the Hall Committee members and the buyers will be notified of the numbers of units allocated which must be paid for and removed by noon Friday 10th March 2017

STRONSAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - RENTING OLD SPORTS FIELD
The old sports field adjoining Comelybank will be available for rent from April 2017 to March 2018
The field has no water troughs and any grass cutting has to be completed by the end of August 2017. No cattle are allowed on the field
If interested in renting the field please submit your written offer in sealed envelope marked SPORTS FIELD TENDER to Wilma Holland by 4pm on Wednesday 1st March

STRONSAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - CLEAR OUT
We are having a clear out!
Several items of clothing/personal belongings have been left in the community centre, some having been there for several months
To see if any of the items may be yours please contact Colin on 616446
Any items left in the hall after 1st March will be donated to charity

STRONSAY LIMPET - NEW DISTRIBUTION LISTS FOR PRINTED COPIES
On 1st April 2017 the existing distribution lists for printed copies of the Limpet will be scrapped and replaced by new, up-to-date distribution lists
If you live on Stronsay and you really need a printed copy of the Limpet please complete the attached form and return it to either Olivebank, Ebenezer Stores or Claremont on or before 1st April 2017
Click here to download the form

NEW ONLINE ORKNEY NEWS
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TASTER SESSION FOR TEXTILES
A taster session will be held at the school on Monday, 6th March, from 2-3 pm for any who may be interested in a sewing course offered for adults as part of the school's Community Learning pilot project
This is open to anyone, whether you're interested in learning how to sew, or how to improve your sewing skills, or just want to try something different
No need to let us know ahead of time, just come along. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to phone the school office 616246

STRONSAY SWIMMING POOL - INFLATABLE SESSIONS
We have a series of inflatable sessions taking place on alternating Mondays and Saturdays starting tomorrow!
Monday 30th January 6.30-7.10
Saturday 11th February 2.40-3.20
Monday 13th February 6.30-7.10
Saturday 25th February 2.40-3.20
Monday 27th February 6.30-7.10
Saturday 11th March 2.40-3.20
Monday 13th March 6.30-7.10
Saturday 25th March 2.40-3.20
Monday 27th March 6.30-7.10
We will try our best to accommodate for all swimmer abilities with our equipment and hope to see a lot of you tomorrow night

STRONSAY SWIMMING POOL - VACANCY FOR LEISURE ATTENDANT
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CAT NEUTERING SCHEME - FREE
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STRONSAY SLAUGHTERHOUSE
STRONSAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Chairman: Ian Cooper Vice Chairman: Shirley Whiteman
STRONSAY SLAUGHTERHOUSE
ADVANCE NOTICE
STRONSAY SLAUGHTERHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THREE WEEKS DURING A REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE END OF APRIL 2017. THE ACTUAL CLOSURE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ONCE KNOWN.
IF YOU INTEND TO USE THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE FACILITIES DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE LIAISE WITH CRAIG WEAVER, THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPERATOR.
IT IS HOPED THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE WILL NOT CAUSE TOO GREAT AN INCONVENIENCE OR DISRUPTION AND THAT THE REFURBISHED FACILITIES WILL BENEFIT ALL USERS.
Colin McAlpine, Island Link Officer. 25 January 2017

STRONSAY SURGERY
Stronsay Surgery is a teaching practice for medical students from throughout the UK
We also are now a centre for Dundee University final year medical students interested in working in remote and rural general practice. These are students who will be working as doctors in a few months time.
For the next 4 weeks we have Ellen Mainprice with us, who will be consulting with Rosalind and Roger supervising.
If you would prefer not to see Ellen, please let Katrina know so we can arrange to see you instead.
Thank you. Dr Roger Neville-Smith, Dr Rosalind Fisher
01857 616321 ork-hb.gp38099-stronsay@nhs.net

SHIRT APPEAL!
If you have any large old shirts that you no longer use (missing buttons not a problem)
then Stronsay Junior High School would really appreciate them for use as painting shirts. Thank you

STRONSAY HOTEL
During the refit timetable the Stronsay Hotel will close on Monday AND Tuesday

STRONSAY FISH MART
During the refit timetable the Fish Mart Cafe will be closed every Wednesday. The opening times for the remainder of the week remain as posted 11am to 3pm
We hope this will not inconvenience too many folk

ACTIVE LIFE
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Leaflets will be in Stronsay's Healthy Living Centre from Wed 11 Jan

A MESSAGE FROM Dr ROGER NEVILLE-SMITH
If we do not know there has been a power-cut affecting the surgery the fridge contents will spoil - vaccines and insulin
Can I ask that if anyone has a power-cut to let me know by phoning the surgery on the usual number (616321)
It is possible that it might be a local problem or affect the trip switches. It would be best for me to check

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

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This page was updated on 27 February 2017

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