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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. 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?

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.

Last chance for farm diversification funding

Around £150k is still available from the local LEADER Programme for projects to stabilise or increase farm income. Find out more about the kinds of projects - from farm shops to glamping pods - which could be eligible by reading the press 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. All meetings start at 10:30 unless otherwise specified.

  • 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.