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The July edition of the Limpet is now available online. Printed copies will be in the shops on Thursday 27 July.

TUESDAY 25 JULY - RAYMOND & ARNA, BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
Raymond and Arna are both celebrating a big birthday on Tuesday 25th July and would be delighted if friends and family could come along to the Fish Mart at 6pm to help them celebrate the event.
No pressies please!

THURSDAY 27 JULY - MESSY CHURCH (IN STRONSAY'S KIRK)
Ali Pandian invites you to "Messy Church" at Moncur Memorial Church from 11:00 to 12:30 on Thursday 27 July.
Don't know what "Messy Church" is? Bring the children along and find out - or phone Ali on 07739 734474.
If you have any special dietary requirements (gluten-free, vegetarian, etc) please let Ali know.

SATURDAY 29 JULY & SUNDAY 30 JULY - MIDGARTH GARAGE SALE
Click here for details

TUESDAY 4 JULY - STRONSAY SWIMMING POOL CLOSED FOR THREE WEEKS
Due to pool janitor staffing problems we will be CLOSED from Tuesday 4th July for approximately 3 weeks.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure, but it is unfortunately unavoidable.

SATURDAY 29 JULY - WESTRAY REGETTA
Click here for the amended timetable from Orkney Ferries

FRIDAY 4 AUGUST AND SATURDAY 5 AUGUST - SANDAY SHOW
Click here for the amended timetable from Orkney Ferries

SATURDAY 12 AUGUST - COUNTY SHOW
Click here for the amended timetable from Orkney Ferries

SATURDAY 19 AUGUST
Fun football, netball and tug o’war. Followed by a dance to the Stronsay Band.

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

COMMUNITY PLANNING NEWS JULY 2017
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OIC VACANCY - HOME CARER ON STRONSAY
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STRONSAY MEDICAL STAFF
Information received from Maureen Firth, Head of Primary Care Services, NHS Orkney.
The medical staff at Geramount Surgery, Stronsay until Saturday 5 August will be:
Doctor Mimi Cogliano and Community Nurse Linda Boyd.

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

GREEN JOHANNA HOT COMPOSTER
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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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HOUSING AND COMMUNITY NEEDS SURVEY (STRONSAY)
The deadline for the Housing & Community Needs Survey has been extended to Monday 24 July.
If you have lost your copy or did not receive one then you can complete it online by clicking here

NORTHERN ISLES SPORTS - STRONSAY 2018
Message from Mairi Dennison:
Does anyone know of any dates next June(ish) that are out of the question for North Isles Sports in Stronsay?

HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND LOAN SCHEME
The Scottish government has introduced a new energy efficiency scheme called the Home Energy Scotland Loan, which replaces two separate and existing programmes. The scheme is designed to help householders improve the efficiency of their home heating source, enable money-saving improvements for their properties and also protect the environment.
The Home Energy Scotland Loans Scheme is currently open for applicants, with a total of 34 million in funding available in interest-free loans for measures including the installation of high efficiency oil boilers. Funding of up to 32,500 per home is available, both for owner occupiers and registered private sector landlords in Scotland.
Oil heating installations under the scheme must be carried out by an OFTEC registered business. For more information please follow this link www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/grants-loans/home-energy-scotland-loan.
If you have an old standard non condensing boiler you could save up to 20% on your fuel costs by switching to a new condensing boiler. Even if you own a condensing boiler which has seen a few too many winters the new "Blue Flame" burner technology makes certain condensing boilers a highly efficient alternative.
This scheme will also cover upgrading insulation or help towards a renewable system such as a hybrid air source/oil heating system.
Please contact your resident OFTEC registered technician for more information.
Mike Erdman (tel 616339)

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

STRONSAY - FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT
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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 23 July 2017

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