Lerwick, Shetland

A £100m deal was signed on Friday 20 January by UK and Scottish Government Ministers and the Council Leaders of Orkney, Shetland, and the Outer Hebrides to enhance the economic prosperity of the three island groups.

-	Cohousing directors, from left Elli Pearson, Jenny Rambridge, Trish Spence, Catherine Kirkwood, in the community garden

Robert Gordon University’s Orkney Project has welcomed a major funding boost to create a co-housing development for older people in Orkney.

Copy of Joomla Orkney

A team of academics from Robert Gordon University (RGU) and University of the Highlands and Islands Institute for Northern Studies have been working with stakeholders in Orkney to explore the potential for a digital story platform to celebrate the heritage, culture and identity of the islands.

Mobile Art School

Hundreds of school pupils in Orkney will have the opportunity to experience art and design and discover the range of possibilities which exist within the creative industries thanks to a new initiative by Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art.

Elsa Cox

Orcadians are invited to an ‘Evening with RGU’ to learn about the ongoing partnership between the islands and the university.

Orkney Tweed

Orcadians are being urged to rifle through their wardrobes and attics to find garments made of Orkney tweed, which will be the focus of an exhibition on the island next week.

Orkney Folklore App

Academics from RGU are working together to create an app which brings Orkney’s folklore stories to life.

Rachael Maclean's pier pavilion

An exhibition by final year architecture students from RGU will showcase some innovative projects focused on boosting the tourism industry in Orkney.

RGU is taking the university to the workplace in Orkney by hosting a number of Graduate Apprenticeships which allow students to work full-time and live locally, while gaining a degree.

Academics promote big ideas at Orkney Active Ageing Workshop

A team of academics and researchers from RGU took part in workshop discussions with various stakeholders last week to explore innovative solutions for the ageing population of Orkney.

Share Orkney town centre to be seen under new light with 3D scanning

Researchers from Robert Gordon University (RGU) are embarking on a project to 3D scan the main street in Stromness, with the highly visual digital images going on public display.

In a Scotland first, Robert Gordon University (RGU) will provide education for nurses and midwives in Jersey to make them fit for the future provision of health and community care on the Island.

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