Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Emergency Contact Numbers

(After 17:00 and before 09:00 Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday)

Orkney Health and Care:

Please telephone Orkney Health and Care on 01856888000 for out of hours assistance with:

  • Adult Social Care.
  • Child Protection.
  • Older People's Services.
  • Mental Health Services.
  • Adult Support and Protection.

Development and Infrastructure:

Please telephone our Development and Infrastructure team on Tel: 01856876338 for out of hours problems involving:

  • Building Cleaning.
  • Cemeteries.
  • Drainage.
  • Environmental Cleansing.
  • Flooding.
  • Refuse Collection.
  • Roads.
  • Street Lighting.

Council Properties

Please call Tel: 01856873430 for out of hours emergencies involving Council owned houses and other Council owned properties.


If you should become homeless outwith office hours, please telephone the duty officer on 07921582962.