Orkney Islands Council
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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Council welcomes vote of confidence from watchdog

Convener Harvey Johnston has welcomed the response of the Accounts Commission to an independent Best Value assessment of Orkney Islands Council. Follow this link to read the Best Value report news item.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Council launches Abattoir Challenge Fund

The Council has announced the launch of an ‘Abattoir Challenge Fund’ to encourage the private sector to become directly involved in developing a solution to the challenge of providing sustainable abattoir services in Orkney. Follow this link to read the 'Abattoir Challenge Fund' news item..

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Christmas and New Year holiday arrangements

Information about Council services over Christmas and New Year is available here. Further updates will be provided in the run up to the holiday period - we recommended that you regularly visit the page for the latest information.

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 Grants open

Applications are now open for the Council’s Christmas Grants. The £40 grant is available to anyone who is living in Orkney and is 60 years or over and receiving Pension Credit, is a disabled person aged 18 years or over, or is a parent of a disabled child under 18 years. Read our press to release to find out more and download a form.

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.

  • General Meeting of the Council: Tuesday 12 December - 10:30.

Listen live or listen again via the relevant Committee entry in  the Diary of Council Meetings calendar.

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.