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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Consultation on Council charges

Feedback is invited on plans to increase or bring in new charges for a number of services provided by the Council. Read more about the charging consultation - and how to pass on your views.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Cruise Passengers rate Kirkwall top destination in Northern Europe

Passengers from one of Europe's most prestigious cruise lines have rated Kirkwall as their top Northern Europe and Scandinavian European cruise destination. Read more on the Cruise story.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Residents encouraged to sign up for new flood warning service

A new coastal flood warning service for Orkney is now available. Read more about the Flood Warning Service - and how to sign up.

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?

Christmas tree collection

A Christmas tree collection service for households on the Orkney mainland within 30mph areas will take place in early February. The limited collection for real trees will be carried out the week starting Monday 4 February. The service will be available to mainland households within 30mph limit areas only. Find out more about our collection dates by reading our news release.

Round two for Visual Artists and Craft Makers fund

A funding scheme for local artists and craftspeople has reopened for a second round of applications. However, interested parties should act quickly as the closing date is 5 February at 17:00. Visit our Arts Opportunities and Funding page.

Community Transport grant reminder

A grant scheme run by Orkney Islands Council aimed at helping community groups tackle isolation and improve connectivity through transport closes for applications on 1 February. Find out more about the Community Transport Grant Scheme by reading our news release.

Culture Fund open for applications

Orkney Islands Council is inviting applications for its Culture Fund aimed at supporting cultural activity in Orkney. The scheme offers financial support for cultural events, activities or projects taking place in Orkney between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. Find out more about eligibility for the fund by reading our news release.

Audio casting

You can listen to debates as they happen in the Council Chamber. Meetings of the main Committees and the Full Council are broadcast live. We also provide a listen-again service, with audio recordings made available within two working days of the meetings taking place. Visit the Audio Casting page to listen live to meetings as they happen.

Council Charges Register

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