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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Contract awarded for Orkney research and innovation campus

A £5.39 million construction contract has been awarded for the development of a new Research and Innovation Campus in Orkney. Follow this link for more information on the contract.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Busy year for Scapa Flow

More than 110 tanker operations have taken place in Scapa Flow over the past 12 months – the highest figure recorded for many years. Follow this link for more on the Scapa Flow story.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Fostering campaign launches

A campaign aimed at recruiting more foster carers to be at the ready for children in need of family based care in the county has been launched by Orkney Health and Care. Follow this link for more news on the fostering campaign.

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?

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 to be broadcast are:

  • Tuesday 27 March - Development and Infrastructure.
  • Wednesday 28 March - Education Leisure and Housing.
  • Thursday 29 March - Monitoring and Audit.
  • Thursday 29 March - Orkney Health and Care (14:15 start time).
  • Tuesday 17 April - Policy and Resources.
  • Tuesday 1 May - Full Council.

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

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.