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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Surface dressing underway

A programme of surface dressing is underway on Orkney's roads, with over 20 areas earmarked for works between now and mid July, bringing road closures and bus service changes across Orkney. Check the 'What's new' section below for regular updates or follow this link for the latest update on works planned for the coming days.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. New funding welcomed for museum project

Two new awards of funding will help support a major redevelopment project at the Scapa Flow Museum. Follow this link for news on the funding.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Design in the countryside - share your views

Orkney Islands Council is seeking views on design for housing in the countryside. Follow this link to read the Design in the countryside' news item.

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?

Surface dressing update

A programme of surface dressing starts across Orkney on Thursday 17 May, running through into July. Road closures will be in place while work is carried out and public bus services will also be affected by diversions. Check our 'OIC Updates' Facebook page and 'OIC Roads' Twitter feed for the latest updates. More detailed updates can be found in our News section. 

Summer opening times

The Council’s recycling centres will change to summer opening times from Tuesday 1 May.

The summer opening hours can be found here.

Amended Orkney Core Paths Plan now open for consultation

The Orkney Core Paths Plan identifies a framework of paths that provide local people and visitors with opportunities to enjoy and get around the countryside across the islands.

Local authorities may review their core paths network periodically. Orkney Islands Council has recently carried out this exercise and has published an amended core paths plan for consultation which runs from 15 March until 7 June 2018. Find all relevant information on the 'Amended Orkney Core Paths Plan' page.

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.

The next meetings will be detailed here once details of times are available.

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.