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OIC News archive from January 2017
Kirkwall flood defence works begin

Construction of the Council’s flood defence scheme along the central Kirkwall shoreline starts next week.

31 January 2017
Have your say on possible Harbour Street works

A consultation event is being held this Tuesday, to look at potential plans for repaving part of Harbour Street in Kirkwall.

30 January 2017
Changes at Kirkwall Travel Centre

Changes are being made to the bus stances at the Kirkwall Travel Centre to allow the introduction of a charging point for the county’s electric bus at the facility.

30 January 2017
Help for refugees – Orkney update

Plans are being finalised for the help and support that will be offered when refugees from Syria make a new home in Orkney later this year.

27 January 2017
Fair funding for internal ferries in the Northern Isles

The leaders of the Councils in Orkney and Shetland are asking Ministers and local MSPs to support their call for fair funding for inter-island ferry services in the two communities.

26 January 2017
Orkney Fisheries Association Awarded Funding for Green Fishing Project

A project which could see the development of an innovative piece of fishing gear has been awarded funding from the Orkney Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG).

23 January 2017
Sportscotland Chief Executive in Orkney in big week for sports and leisure

The Chief Executive of Scotland’s national sports agency will be in Orkney this week to find out more about sport in the county.

19 January 2017
Reuse event rescues almost a tonne of unwanted household goods

An event run by Orkney Islands Council, in partnership with Orkney ZeroWaste, has ensured the redistribution and reuse of almost 1000kg of unwanted household goods - diverting them from being disposed of as waste.

19 January 2017
Wintry roads driving advice

Orkney Islands Council and Police Scotland are advising drivers to take particular care given current road conditions.

12 January 2017
Council Secures Funding for Life Skills Project

Orkney Islands Council has secured £170k of funding for a project which will help vulnerable groups to develop key life skills.

12 January 2017
Locals featured in ActiveLife film

A short film featuring local people getting active has been released by Orkney Islands Council and the Pickaquoy Centre.

12 January 2017
Brexit breakfast blether with Bill and Business Gateway

A business networking breakfast event is being held at the end of this month, to officially launch a new Business Gateway service.

09 January 2017
Crofting Commission Election 2017

An election is being held to elect Crofting Commissioners from the six crofting constituencies.

09 January 2017
£6.5m agreed for Orkney research and innovation campus

Plans for a multi-million pound research and innovation campus in Stromness are set to go ahead after the two organisations behind the venture agreed funding for the project.

09 January 2017
Views sought on housing advice and information strategy

The Council’s Housing Service is seeking public views on its Advice and Information Strategy.

05 January 2017
Community Learning Classes 2017

The 'Community Learning Guide' for 2017-2018 is now available with classes from Archaeology to Welding.

05 January 2017