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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council.  New record for cruise ship port calls

A new record had been set – with more than 100 visits to Orkney by cruise ships already booked for 2016. Read more.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. New videos highlight the 2015 Orkney Sports Awards

A series of short videos have been created in the run up to the 2015 Orkney Sports Awards. They describe each category and showcase sporting talent throughout the county. See the films here and find out more about the awards.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Your chance to take part in Energy Strategy survey

Feedback is invited to help steer the final development of a new Energy Strategy for Orkney, with a survey launched today to gather views and ideas. Read more.

For all news from Orkney Islands Council visit the 'News' tab at the top of this page.

Adverse weather alerts. Adverse weather alerts

OIC Updates: Links to information on disruptions to Council services and Churchill Barrier and school closures - as well as other handy numbers for when the weather is making life unpredictable.

What's New?

Audio casting Council meetings

Live audio broadcasts and the option to listen again are provided from meetings of the Council's main committees. Listen live or listen again. The next meetings to be broadcast are:

  • Tuesday 24 November – Policy and Resources Committee.
  • Thursday 26 November – Monitoring and Audit Committee.
  • Tuesday 8 December - General Meeting of the Council.

All of the meetings start at 10:30.

Planning update

Due to current staff shortages, officers of the Development Management Team are currently available to offer planning advice to customers visiting or calling the Council offices, Monday to Thursday 09:00 – 10:00 and 16:00 – 17:00.

Outside of these hours, officers will be available by appointment only. You can also send planning queries by email.

Suicide - support for you in Orkney. Two new booklets offer help and advice

Orkney Health and Care and ChooseLife Scotland have joined together in producing two booklets to let people who have been bereaved or affected by a suicide - or those who may be having thoughts of taking their own life - know that they don’t need to cope alone. Find the leaflets here.

Council Charges Register

The Council Charges Register is now available and includes all fees and charges in relation to the full range of Council services. The Register can be viewed in full on the Charges Register page.