Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Committees: Agendas, Reports and Minutes

Members of the Council sit on eight main committees, listed in the menu to the left. Each committee makes recommendations connected to a particular area of the council’s work, such as Education, Roads, Marine Services and Economic Development.

The exceptions are the Planning Committee and the Local Review Committee which deal with planning applications and notices of review – these committees operate with full delegation.

Cycle of Meetings

A cycle of meetings involving each of the committees takes place five times a year. Once a cycle has been completed, a meeting of the full council is held. All 21 councillors take part – and make final decisions on the recommendations made by the committees.