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The deadline for items to appear in the September edition of the Stronsay Limpet is
7pm on Sunday 24 September - that's TOMORROW!

WEEKEND AIRPLANE SERVICE - PUBLIC CONSULTATION
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LATEST FROM NHS ORKNEY (via RADIO ORKNEY)
STRONSAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Chair: Ian Cooper Vice Chair: Shirley Whiteman
The latest news from the Chief Executive, NHS Orkney, regarding the Stronsay Health Care Provision, received from Radio Orkney today, is as follows:
"My primary concern is the provision of safe and effective health care services for the people of Orkney. On receipt of concerns raised with me I, supported by the board of NHS Orkney, put in place an independent review team to undertake a comprehensive investigation into the arrangements for service provision on the island.
Once this is complete I - along with members of my team - will arrange a public event to discuss the impact of the outcomes on the service. This event is expected to take place next month so it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.
I can confirm that any concerns that had been raised from the community were duly passed onto the review team. We have been proactive and put in contingencies to ensure that there is continuity of both GP and Nurse cover on the island.
The review has no remit to recommend a change in the service model, the approved service model is for a GP service both in Eday and Stronsay supported by Community Nurses."

Radio Orkney will make further comment on this in their broadcast tomorrow morning.
Colin McAlpine, Stronsay Island Link Officer, 20 September 2017

MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER - STRONSAY SURGERY CLOSED (NHS ORKNEY HOLIDAY)

TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER - ORKNEY FERRIES WINTER TIMETABLE STARTS
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SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER - DARTS, POOL, EUCHRE

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!

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER - BONFIRE NIGHT FOLLOWED BY A QUIZ

WED/THU 15/16 NOVEMBER 2017 - SCREEN MACHINE VISITING STRONSAY
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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!

BIN BAG DISTRIBUTION
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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
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STRONSAY MEDICAL COVER FROM 1 SEP TO 6 OCT
GPs
1-7 Dr Barbara Mundwell, 8-14 Dr Oliver Cooper, 15-22 Dr Rob Barry, 23-6 Oct Dr Mimi Cogliano
Nursing
1-3 Helen Clouston, 4-17 Linda Boyd, 18-30 Julie Speedy, 1-6 Oct Lesley Codling

COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS - UPDATE!
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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

STRONSAY SCHOOL - COURSES OFFERED
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IS THERE A CAVE UNDER LAMB HEAD?
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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

KEY MILESTONES FOR NEW HOSPITAL IN KIRKWALL
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COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE AWARDS 2017
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ORCADES PRACTICE, STRONSAY BRANCH - IMPORTANT NOTICE
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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

OIC VACANCY - RELIEF HOME CARER
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CRUISE LINERS - DATES OF VISITS TO ORKNEY
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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 September 2017

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