Orkney Islands Council
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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. New economic opportunities explored as OIC prepares for Brexit

Orkney is forging new links with Scandinavian and Arctic states as the Islands Council prepares for the impact of Brexit on the county. Read more on the economic opportunities news item.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Scapa 100 fund launched to help mark scuttling of German fleet

A special fund to help retell the remarkable tale of the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow almost 100 years ago has been launched. Read more on the Scapa 100 news item.

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?

Changes to waste and recycling collections in Westray and Shapinsay

Starting Monday 19 November, there's changes to the 'Alternate Weekly Collection' schedule (waste and recycling collections) in Westray and Shapinsay. Shapinsay will see their collections change from a Tuesday to a Friday (after a recycling collection on Tuesday 20 November as usual) - and both isles will have their alternate 'waste' and 'recycling' collection weeks switched. There's more details about the changes in our News 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.

  • Tuesday 13 November: Development and Infrastructure.
  • Wednesday 14 November: Education Leisure and Housing.
  • Thursday 15 November: Monitoring and Audit.
  • Thursday 15 November: Orkney Health and Care (14:15 start).
  • Tuesday 27 November: Policy and Resources.
  • Wednesday 28 November: Integration Joint Board (09:30 start).
  • Tuesday 11 December: Full Council.

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.