By: Helen Castle
The REW DT has been successful in securing £16,872.00 from the SCVO Well-Being Fund, The Hunters Foundation for continuing and expanding our COVID-19 project.
This means that we can now extend our support for the island shop and essential food deliveries, the mid-week healthy meals via the Triangle Club & The Taversoe, cover the costs for Code Orkney Club for the 3d printers and materials they are providing to make valuable PPE for us and NHS staff & Key Workers and cover the delivery costs of the take-away meals provided by The Taversoe, ensuring that all residents have access to a hot meal each week.
In additional we are working with the University of the Highlands and Islands who, as they will not be here as part of the annual Skaill Farm digs, will be providing interactive on-line talks and activities very soon. Watch this space for more information on this.
A huge thank you to the Rousay Sewing Ladies and all of our partners and friends who are helping us with this project. Stay Safe and let us know if we can help you with anything.
In Other News..
I would like to apologise for being quiet and not replying to emails this last couple of weeks. Many of you may have heard already, but, for those who haven't; I managed to break my leg in a ridiculous manner and had to have an operation on it, so I have been resting.
I am now back to working my normal hours, however, due to the injury and doctors orders I am currently working from home so if you need to get in touch you can contact me via:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile: 07948466380
I understand calls to mobiles can be costly so feel free to request that I call you back and I will do so promptly.
My hours of work are:
Wednesday 9am-11am 1:30pm-3:30pm
Friday 9am-11am 1:30pm-3:30pm
The Hardship Fund was created by the British Red Cross to help those most financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Historic Scotland sites - Cubbie Roo, St Magnus Church and Midhowe Broch are open. The chambered tombs on Rousay are now shut (Blackhammer, Taversoe, Yarso and Midhowe Cairn).
Faraclett Head walk and parking space is closed.
Trumland House Gardens remain closed.
The Taversoe is closed for the remainder of the season.
For Trumland Farm accommodation and camp site, please contact the site directly for information re opening.
It is the REW DT's understanding that all other holiday lets, except The Space, are closed for the season.
The only toilets that are open are the toilets in Rousay, Wyre & Egilsay waiting rooms,
Marion’s Shop and Rousay Post office are open but their hours are restricted. Please check before you try to visit them and as these premises are small, there is a restriction on how many people are allowed in at a time to ensure social distancing is adhered to.