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OIC News archive from January 2018
Council welcomes ferry funding announcement

Council Leader James Stockan has welcomed the announcement by the Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, that £5.5 million in additional funding for Orkney’s inter-island ferry service will be included in the Scottish Government’s budget for 2018-19.

31 January 2018
Bridge Street road closure update

The road closure at the entrance to Bridge Street and associated changes in Albert Street and Laing Street is being extended for a further two weeks until Monday 19 February.

30 January 2018
‘Recent Acquisitions’ on Show at the Orkney Museum

Next Saturday (3 Feb) sees a new exhibition opening at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall.

26 January 2018
Caroline heading for new role

The Chief Officer of Orkney’s Integration Joint Board, Caroline Sinclair, will be taking up a new post later this year.

25 January 2018
Four new Deputy Lieutenants for Orkney

Four additional Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed in Orkney to assist the Lord-Lieutenant with his official duties.

24 January 2018
Rousay Pupils are ‘keen to learn’

An inspection by Education Scotland has found that pupils at Rousay Primary School are 'confident, friendly children, who are keen to learn and contribute to the school and wider community'.

24 January 2018
Kirkwall care home planning event

An event this week (Tuesday 23 January) will give people the opportunity to engage with the first stage of the planning process for the new Kirkwall Care Home.

22 January 2018
Your Kirkwall – help shape the next steps

Events later this week offer the chance to find out about ideas put forward for the Your Kirkwall exercise – and how these could develop in future.

22 January 2018
Three Projects Allocated LEADER Funds

Three local projects have been allocated funding in the latest round of LEADER awards.

19 January 2018
New Members Sought for College Management Council

Six new community and business representatives are being sought for Orkney Islands Council's College Management Council.

19 January 2018
Report highlights the work of Community Learning and Development partners

An inspection has found that Community Learning and Development services are having a ‘very good’ impact in Orkney.

19 January 2018
Beware bogus calls

Police Scotland and the Council’s Trading Standards Team are reminding consumers of the need to be wary when receiving unsolicited calls claiming to be from businesses such as BT or Microsoft, following advice that a local residence has lost a substantial sum of money in a scam.

16 January 2018
OIC supports fight against food waste

Orkney Islands Council is joining forces with Zero Waste Scotland, Resource Efficient Scotland, Orkney Food & Drink and Orkney Zerowaste this month, to urge local people to keep up the fight against food waste.

15 January 2018
Centenary of naval tragedy remembered

Wreaths were laid today (Friday 12 January) in memory of the 188 men who perished when two Royal Navy destroyers hit rocks off Orkney exactly 100 years ago. HMS Opal and HMS Narborough ran aground and were wrecked as they battled through heavy seas and a blizzard to find the shelter of Scapa Flow.

12 January 2018
Sports Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year's Orkney Sports Awards have been announced today.

11 January 2018
Short closure of Waterfront West car park on Wednesday

Access to the Waterfront West/Shapinsay slip car park in Kirkwall will be restricted for a short period on Wednesday evening this week (10 January) while work on the Council's flood prevention scheme continues.

08 January 2018
Remembering those who died in WW1 disaster

A remarkable discovery has helped ensure that the sacrifice of the sailors who died in a maritime tragedy in Orkney waters will never be forgotten.

05 January 2018
Temporary traffic changes for Kirkwall in January

Orkney Islands Council is advising motorists of temporary changes to traffic arrangements in Kirkwall later this month while contractors work on renewing the road surface and paving at the entrance to Bridge Street.

04 January 2018
Barrier repairs update

Work to repair the safety railings on the second Churchill Barrier is due to get underway next week (from Monday 8 January onwards).

04 January 2018