An exhibition at the Orkney Museum of recent work inspired by Orkney's archaeological landscape, by local artist Rik Hammond – entitled '-perhaps found (perhaps not)' – opens on 7th February 2015.
Orkney Islands Council has agreed detailed proposals for the joint board that will plan and deliver integrated health and social care services for the county.
Orkney Islands Council has published its first formal Biodiversity Report, outlining the work it’s carried out to support wildlife and the local environment during the last three years.
An exhibition will be held next month to give the public the opportunity to view Council plans for increased flood defences in the Kirkwall harbour area.
Making sure children and their families get the best possible support is the focus in February as two new initiatives are launched by local organisations.
Artists and craft makers in Orkney have just a little over two weeks left to apply for funding from the Council’s Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards Scheme.
People across Orkney have the chance to help guide future community learning and development work, in an online survey launching today.
Bus timetable changes for the Evie, Swannay, Quoyloo and Sandwick areas will come into operation from next Monday (January 26) following feedback from bus users.
To mark the close of the current exhibition at Orkney Museum, there will be a free gallery tour of ‘Gunnie Moberg In Print: The photographer and her books’ on January 31.
Norwegian Consul for Orkney, Bill Spence, hands over the reins today – on his 70th birthday - to Leslie Burgher after more than 35 years serving in the role.
The new Caledonian MacBrayne ferry Loch Seaforth has visited Orkney as part of a crew familiarisation exercise.
The Council has welcomed continuing efforts by the UK and Scottish Governments to enable the Scottish islands to gain greater benefit from their renewable energy resources.
New laws are due to come into force on March 1 which will affect retailers who sell products containing non-medicinal poisons.
Tributes have been paid following the death of the former Vice Convener of Orkney Islands Council, Jim Sinclair.
The secret life of soil invertebrates on North Ronaldsay, the truth about study drugs, and how human bones can speak to us about our past have been unveiled by budding science researchers at KGS.
The post of Head Teacher at Stromness Academy has been offered to, and accepted by, Emma Taylor, currently the head teacher at Farr High School, Sutherland.
The number of cruise ships visiting Orkney will top the 80 mark for the first time this year.
The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) is asking friends and neighbours to keep an eye on potentially vulnerable people during the severe weather conditions the islands are experiencing.
The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) is advising the community to be prepared severe weather conditions over two days later this week.
Now that the festivities are over for another year, the Council will be carrying out a Christmas Tree Collection service next week (12 January to 16 January).