MS in Orkney
Orkney has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, according to the last major study, conducted in 2012.
The researchers said that the rate for probable or definite MS was 402 per 100,000 people, up from a previous 309 per 100,000 which was recorded in 1974.
The study found that one in 170 Orcadian women suffer from the condition.
Rate for probable or definite MS
per 100,000 people
Orkney is The MS CAPITAL of the world.