Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

OIC Facebook guide

This page sets out how Orkney Islands Council uses Facebook as part of its public communications.

Users should also make themselves aware of Facebook's own terms and conditions.

We primarily use Facebook to inform the public via the internet of school closures due to bad weather. Our Facebook page may occasionally be unavailable due to technical issues. Our priority is always to notify BBC Radio Orkney of any school closures in time for their 07:30 weekday morning broadcasts - so make sure you know how to listen in (93.7 FM locally, or 92-95 FM).

We reserve the right to remove comments, without notification, including those which: 

  • Bully, harass or intimidate any individual or organisation.
  • Are unlawful, libellous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented or racially offensive.
  • Infringe or violate someone else's rights.
  • Violate the law.
  • Discuss ongoing legal proceedings.
  • Are spam.
  • Advertise products or services.
  • Are irrelevant or off-topic.
  • Are disruptive.
  • Are repetitive. .

We will also remove or block any user who:

  • Continues to post comments such as those listed above.
  • Uses offensive images as their profile picture, for example, sexually explicit images.
  • Has an offensive user name. .

These lists are not exhaustive and will be updated as necessary.


This page is not monitored 24/7 (including evenings, weekends and public holidays).

OIC's Facebook pages are not customer service channels - if you have an urgent query, please email Customer Services or phone 01856 873535 (Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00). Out of hours emergency numbers are available in the Contact Us section of our website, available from the Related Links section on this page.

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