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The October edition of the Stronsay Limpet is now available online
Deadline for items to appear in the November edition is 7pm on Sunday 26 November

STRONSAY POST OFFICE OUT OF ACTION
Stronsay Post Office is out of action (internet problems!) at the moment - 10:45am on Monday 23 October.
Hopefully it will soon be fixed but please phone 616339 first before setting off to use the Post Office

STRONSAY DEVELOPMENT TRUST - Notice of Prospective Directors / Trustees

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER - NHS ORKNEY MEETING AT 6:30pm
New date and time for public meeting with NHS Orkney. Click here for full details

WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER - STRONSAY STITCHERS (NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE!)
STRONSAY STITCHERS - change of date to that advertised in September's Limpet!
We will be meeting on Wednesday 25th October, Church Hall, 7pm-9.30pm, 2/person, refreshments.

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER - STRONSAY DEVELOPMENT TRUST AGM

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER - PUB CLOSED
Due to more tests & scans at the hospital on Thu 26 Oct the pub will not be open.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER - SPONSORED HEAD SHAVE
Jean Whitcher has signed up for a head shave. It has taken her three years to grow her hair this long.
It takes place at 7pm on Saturday 28 October in the Stronsay Hotel and it is to raise money for Macmillan
in memory of all her friends that she lost in the past two years - Judith, June, Dawn, Tricia, Diana, and for those friends still fighting cancer!

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER - BRITISH SUMMER TIME ENDS AT 2am, CLOCKS GO BACK

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER - HARVEST THANKSGIVING
Harvest Thanksgiving in Stronsay's kirk at 11am

TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER - RNLI HALLOWEEN PARTY

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER - BONFIRE NIGHT FOLLOWED BY A QUIZ

WED/THU 15/16 NOVEMBER 2017 - SCREEN MACHINE VISITING STRONSAY
Click here for more information

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!

NEWSLETTER ON SUBJECT OF RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION
Click here for details

POST BOX NOT IN USE
It is no longer possible to use the post box by Fagerheim (the old Post Office).
Post can be dropped in to Ebenezer Stores. Sorry for any inconvenience.

GERAMOUNT SURGERY - LATEST LIST OF GPs & BANK NURSES
GP’s
Mon 9th – Thurs 12th Oct – Mimi Cogliano
Fri 13th – Fri 20th – Rob Barry
Sat 21st – Sat 28th – Oli Cooper

Nurses
Mon 9th – Sun 15th – Linda Boyd
Mon 9th – Sun 29th – Lesley Codling

BUYING BEDDING STRAW?
Message from Hazel Shearer:
Is anyone in Stronsay interested in buying bedding straw from South through Birsay farmers ?
We need some for sure but maybe making up a load between a few of us would work out cheaper.

Contact Hazel if you're interested.

FILM SHOWS ON STRONSAY BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF TELEVISION
The following was received by the Limpet's editor via email this morning (Tuesday). If anyone can provide any memories or anecdotes concerning film shows on Stronsay before the days of television please contact either Ian Goode (Ian.Goode@glasgow.ac.uk) or the Limpet's editor (editor@stronsaylimpet.co.uk).
"We are a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow and Stirling looking into the history and memories of the Rural Cinema scheme that took mobile film shows to Orkney's communities during the 1940s/50s/60s before television. We are looking to gather and record memories of the cinema from surviving communities and I wondered if you'd be able to possibly point us in the direction of potential contacts on Stronsay ?
We have a photograph taken by Sandy Wylie of a Film show in Stronsay from Xmas 1950 that some people might remember too ?
We are visiting during the last week of October and we are starting to circulate our publicity this week."

STRONSAY DEVELOPMENT TRUST - NEW SECRETARY

STRONSAY DEVELOPMENT TRUST NEEDS YOU!

WEEKEND FLIGHT SERVICE
Click here for details

LOCAL STRONSAY TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - NEW LISTING
If you wish to be included in the new Stronsay local telephone directory please add your name to the lists which are now available in both of the shops, please note that it is only necessary to do this in one of the shops.
The information will be collated at the end of October so that new lists can be made.

STRONSAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL 2017
Click here for details

CRAFTSHIP ENTERPRISE - CHANGE TO OPENING HOURS
The Craftship Enterprise shop will be open Saturday to Wednesday 12.00 to 16.00 and crafting workshops will take place, through to mid December.
The cafe will be closed from 10th September but we will still provide lunches and refreshments for special occasions and crafting workshops.

SCRAP CAR SCHEME - UPDATE SEP 2017
Click here for details.

WEEKEND AIRPLANE SERVICE - PUBLIC CONSULTATION
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SUNDAY EXCURSION TRIPS – 2018
STRONSAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL (Chair: Ian Cooper. Vice Chair: Shirley Whiteman)
SUNDAY EXCURSION TRIPS – 2018
Communities are being asked to consider the Orkney Ferries ‘Sunday Excursion’ trips in preparation for the 2018 ferry timetable.
If you are planning a special event or wedding to be held on Stronsay during summer 2018 that would benefit from a Sunday Excursion date, please provide details by Friday 13 October 2017.
This information will be forwarded for further consideration and following feedback from communities, a draft timetable will be circulated for final consideration.
Should you have any queries in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Colin McAlpine, Island Link Officer, 14 September 2017

IS THERE A CAVE UNDER LAMB HEAD?
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STRONSAY - HOME FIRE SAFETY VISITS
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STRONSAY - FIRE FIGHTERS NEEDED
Click here for details.

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

ORCADES PRACTICE, STRONSAY BRANCH - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Click here for details.

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

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 23 October 2017

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