Orkney Islands Council has been allocated an ‘earmarked grant’ of £3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme.
A new Administration course at Orkney College UHI is giving students the opportunity to get real life experience through organising the College’s annual Open Day for the first time.
Orkney College UHI has been shortlisted for the current round of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Skills and Opportunities Fund. If successful, the funding would support a new project, called ‘Head North’, which would see the training needs of the local hairdressing and beauty sector be met through local provision by the college.
Orkney Islands Council would like to remind drivers to be considerate and remain patient when driving around schools and school buses.
Orkney Islands Council is offering advice to residents on the biggest changes to consumer rights to happen in decades.
The first boat escort in Stromness retired at the end of last term.
The commemorative wall and renovations at Kitchener Memorial are well underway with a successful bid to receive a previously awarded grant upfront.
An Orkney-wide effort is underway to ensure children are seen to be safe on the county’s roads over the months ahead.
People in Orkney are advised to be on their guard if they receive unsolicited phone calls from a number using the local dialling code.
Farmers are invited to take part in a survey on the abattoir facilities Orkney will need in future.
Organisations are reminded of the culture fund available to commemorate two key events during the First World War.
The Orkney LEADER Programme is officially open for interested parties to fill out an expression of interest form.
Five new road signs will advise when bad weather results in the closure of the Churchill Barriers.
Plans to commemorate the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval engagement of the First World War, have been announced by the UK Government.
Nine girls from three Orkney schools are dancing their way to success.
An increasing number of complaints about dog fouling has led the Council to remind owners to clear up after their pets.
Orkney Arts Forum are currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals that have a commitment to the development of arts and culture within Orkney.
Due to some essential maintenance to the Council’s IT systems there will be disruption to telephones and internet access at Council facilities this weekend.
Orkney Islands Council agreed today (Tuesday, October 6) to develop plans for a new care facility in Kirkwall to replace St Rognvald House.
October Holidays are fast approaching (Monday, 12 October until Friday, 23 October) and Orkney’s Active Schools will be offering a busy programme for children of all ages to enjoy.
Ten pupil representatives from Orkney’s Secondary and Junior High Schools recently attended the Young Ambassadors Conference at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.
There was an unusual sight over the west of Orkney this morning as Orkney Islands Council continued its work to install a new marine traffic system.
An Orkney couple were treated to a unique dining experience this week.
A collaborative exhibition opens at the Orkney Museum next Saturday (10 October).
Parking is free once again for the first hour at a number of town centre car parks in Orkney.
People in Orkney are being encouraged to contribute views and ideas to a consultation which will help shape the future of partnership working across the county.