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News From Orkney Islands Council

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 on the Flood Warning Service.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. More land available in support of harbour business at Hatston

Extra land is being made available to encourage further business activity at Hatston Pier in Orkney. Read more on the land available story.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Armistice film to be cast on Cathedral

St Magnus Cathedral, one of Orkney’s best-known landmarks, is set to become the back drop for a short film as part of events to mark the armistice that ended the Great War. Read more on the armistice film..

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?

Community Learning

The new community learning guide for Autumn 2018 is now available. The guide contains information about the Autumn programme of courses and other activities provided by the Council's Learning and Development service, with support from ActiveLife, schools, community associations and community centres. Bookings can be made from Monday 20 August 2018.

Biodiversity Plan published for comment

Orkney’s Community Planning Environment Partnership  - of which the Council is a partner - is seeking public views on the latest version of its Orkney Local Biodiversity Action Plan. The Plan covers the period 2018-2022 and sets out what can be done locally to help protect habitats and species across four themes: Greenspace, Farmland, Peatland and the Marine Environment. Find out more by visiting our Consultation and Engagement section.

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. All meetings start at 10:30 unless otherwise specified.

  • 25 September: Policy and Resources Committee – 10:30.
  • 26 September: Special Development and Infrastructure Committee – 10:00.
  • 26 September: Integration Joint Board (IJB) Audit Committee - 14:00.
  • 27 September: Monitoring and Audit Committee - 10:30.
  • 3 October: Integration Joint Board (IJB) - 09:30.
  • 9 October: Full Council (General Meeting) - 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.