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The June edition of the Limpet is now available online and printed copies are in the shops

STRONSAY COMMUNITY CENTRE - SAT 2 JULY 9AM - 4PM
A collaboration of third sector organisations in Orkney are going out to three north isles, Stronsay, Westray and Sanday this month to promote their services to residents. A number of organisations are going out to speak with residents and explain what they can offer to folk living in the isles. Along with banners, leaflets and people we are also going to have some fun workshops and taster sessions! These include (but are not limited to) Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, needle felting, and spinning. Please come along to find out what services are available to you

GERAMOUNT PRACTICE - STRONSAY
"Following a management meeting on Monday, and in line with all other practices in Orkney, the surgery will be closed on Saturdays with effect from 9th July.
For matters of urgency the surgery phone (616321) will divert your call to Balfour switchboard and the G.P will be paged for you in the usual way".
Thank you.
Roger Neville-Smith, Rosalind Fisher, Katrina Kent, Shirley Whiteman, Maxine Piper

SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN ORKNEY
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"FOR ART'S SAKE" STRONSAY COMMUNITY CENTRE 2 JULY
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STRONSAY SWIMMING POOL
The swimming pool will be open as normal during the holidays
Private hires available Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Contact Elsie on 616238 to book

REPORTING PROBLEMS WITH ROYAL MAIL COLLECTIONS OR DELIVERIES (UPDATE!)
If you wish to report a problem with delayed mail collections or deliveries please contact Royal Mail's Customer Care at www.royalmail.com or by telephone to 03457 740 740. Please ignore the previous, erroneous advice

STRONSAY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL - CALENDAR COMPETITION
Calendar competition

 A LOOK BACK IN TIME
Some folk may remember the "Fletcher Saga", a series of ramblings written by the Limpet's editor shortly after he arrived on Stronsay in 2004. These were hosted on a BBC sponsored website which ceased to be maintained in 2008. The content has now been archived onto the Limpet's website where it may be perused at leisure.

The final total for the Stronsay Macmillan Spring Walk is 2,800 (yes, 2,800)
Well done to all concerned!

SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE - FIRST RESPONDERS ON STRONSAY
A message from Sarah Stevenson:
Scottish Ambulance Service First responder team are looking for new volunteers
The Scottish ambulance service are rolling out a new first responder qualification which is a 4 day course, which can be run in Stronsay
If anyone is interested or wants more information please talk to myself or Viv at Ebenezer stores

STRONSAY - ROAD SURFACE DRESSING
STRONSAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Chairman: Ian Cooper Vice Chairman: Alan Dawson
ROAD SURFACE DRESSING
The Orkney Islands Council Surface Dressing Team are programmed to be surface dressing in Stronsay week commencing 4 July 2016 and they will be undertaking the re-surfacing of the Pier prior to this, probably in the last two weeks of June.
Both programmes, especially the surface dressing, may be subject to delay as a result of bad weather.
Colin McAlpine, Island Link Officer, 10 May 2016

STRONSAY MARKETS
Please send me a PM on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StronsayMarketsor email at stronsaymarkets@gmail.com.

POLICE SCOTLAND - RECRUITING SPECIAL CONSTABLES
Would you like to be Stronsay's Special Constable? Police Scotland are recruiting right now
Click here for details

ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL - STOP THE CUTS TO ORKNEY'S MOBILE LIBRARY
The petition "Orkney Islands Council: Stop the Cuts to Orkney's Mobile Library" needs more signatures
You can read more and sign the petition here: http://tinyurl.com/orkneylibrary.

The 'Exercise on prescription' scheme.
This scheme is available to anyone on Stronsay who has a medical condition that would be improved by exercise (i.e. obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, etc). If you are interested please see the GP or one of the community nurses. It is free so there are only so many places at a time, you really must be committed to the programme.

Looking for work (full time or part time or flexible)
between now and September 2016, anything considered
James Davidson, Greenfields, phone 616498 or 0756 528 20 20

STRONSAY'S KIRK - WEBSITE

How to contact The Stronsay Limpet
Please note this new email address
editor@stronsaylimpet.co.uk

Other contact details (see last page of the Limpet) remain unchanged

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.

STRONSAY WEATHER FORECAST
A five day detailed weather forecast for Stronsay (plus a 10 day forecast) is available on the web

POSTAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
You can buy a postal subscription for a friend or relative, 12 editions for £20.00 including P&P.
Please make cheques - UK banks only - payable to “Stronsay Development Trust”.
UK only. Non-UK subscriptions, please ask for a quote.

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 30 June 2016

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