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OIC News archive from January 2016
Schools closed on Friday

All schools in Orkney will be closed to pupils tomorrow (Friday 29 January).

28 January 2016
OLECG advice as storm approaches

The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) is advising the community to be prepared for severe weather conditions.

28 January 2016
First lifeboat training course in Orkney launched

Seafarers can learn the skills needed to operate ship’s lifeboats in the first training course of its kind to be offered in Orkney.

25 January 2016
Stromness Car Park Closure

The Ferry Inn pay and display car park in Stromness will be out of use from Monday (25 January) for around 3 months.  

23 January 2016
Orkney Sports Awards 2015 winners announced

Winners of Orkney's most inspiring and committed sportspeople were announced last night (22 January) to celebrate the many sports achievements that 2015 has seen.

23 January 2016
Orkney looks forward to iconic Poppies display at St Magnus Cathedral

Orkney Islands Council has warmly welcomed the announcement by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary, that thousands of ceramic poppies are to go on display at St Magnus Cathedral.

20 January 2016
New vessel bunkering service for Orkney

A two year contract has been awarded to Simpson Oils of Wick to deliver a bunkering service for the provision of low sulphur marine gas oil to vessels using Kirkwall harbour, Hatston Pier and Scapa Flow.

19 January 2016
Drop in to have your say on future services

The first of series of events takes place today giving people the opportunity to help shape future plans for community health and social care services in Orkney.

19 January 2016
Tankers complete LNG transfer

A ship to ship transfer of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has been completed successfully between two vessels at anchor in Scapa Flow.

15 January 2016
Local groups invited to take part in St Magnus Commemorations in 2017

Orkney Islands Council is inviting local groups and organisations to contribute to a programme of events to mark 900 years since the death of St Magnus.

12 January 2016
Launch of new ePlanning portal

A new online ePlanning portal with expanded services is going live tomorrow (13 January).

12 January 2016
OLECG meets after severe weekend weather

OLECG, the multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group, met this afternoon in response to a number of weather related incidents.

11 January 2016
Eday pier update

Pedestrian access to the pier in Eday is set to be restored this afternoon.

11 January 2016
Recruitment drive underway

The search is on for representatives to join the new board that will plan and oversee community health and social care services in Orkney from later this year.

11 January 2016
Eday pier severely damaged

The pier in Eday is currently out of action after suffering severe damage during weekend storms.

10 January 2016
Your chance to give feedback on the Orkney Local Development Plan focused consultation

The public will have the chance to give feedback on three areas in Orkney that may see changes to settlement boundaries and housing allocations.

07 January 2016
Finalists announced for the 2015 Orkney Sports Awards

With a record number of nominations submitted this year, Orkney Sports Awards are sure to be a big hit.

07 January 2016
Ship to ship transfer set for the Flow

A ship to ship transfer operation is due to take place in Scapa Flow this weekend.

06 January 2016
Have your say on future services

A series of events this month will give people the opportunity to help shape future plans for community health and social care services in Orkney.

06 January 2016
Deadline approaching for applications to OIC Culture Fund

Organisations wishing to apply to the Council for funding for cultural projects have until January 18 to do so.

06 January 2016