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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Council advises of road closures and bus service changes during surface dressing

Surface dressing work will bring road closures and bus service changes across Orkney starting Thursday 17 May. Check the 'What's new' section below for regular updates. Follow this link for information on the surface dressing.

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. Road closures will be in place while work is carried out. Find out how you can stay informed and check for any bus services affected over coming days.

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.