Orkney Islands Council
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Archive News

OIC News archive from October 2015
North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

Orkney Islands Council has been allocated an ‘earmarked grant’ of £3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme.

31 October 2015
Students take the lead in Orkney College UHI Open Day

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.

30 October 2015
College calls for votes in ‘Head North’ project

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. 

30 October 2015
Drivers to be cautious near school buses

Orkney Islands Council would like to remind drivers to be considerate and remain patient when driving around schools and school buses.

28 October 2015
‘Know your New Rights’ - biggest changes to consumer rights in a generation

Orkney Islands Council is offering advice to residents on the biggest changes to consumer rights to happen in decades.

28 October 2015
Boat escort retires after 18 years

The first boat escort in Stromness retired at the end of last term.

28 October 2015
Council shows support for Kitchener memorial wall

The commemorative wall and renovations at Kitchener Memorial are well underway with a successful bid to receive a previously awarded grant upfront.

27 October 2015
Be safe, be seen, be warm this winter

An Orkney-wide effort is underway to ensure children are seen to be safe on the county’s roads over the months ahead.

26 October 2015
Scam callers may be using local dialling code

People in Orkney are advised to be on their guard if they receive unsolicited phone calls from a number using the local dialling code.

21 October 2015
Abattoir survey for local farmers

Farmers are invited to take part in a survey on the abattoir facilities Orkney will need in future.

20 October 2015
Reminder of culture fund available to celebrate WW1 commemorations

Organisations are reminded of the culture fund available to commemorate two key events during the First World War.

20 October 2015
Orkney LEADER welcomes ‘Expressions of Interest’

The Orkney LEADER Programme is officially open for interested parties to fill out an expression of interest form.

20 October 2015
New signs will warn when barriers are closed

Five new road signs will advise when bad weather results in the closure of the Churchill Barriers.

16 October 2015
Orkney to play central role in Jutland commemorations

Plans to commemorate the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval engagement of the First World War, have been announced by the UK Government.

15 October 2015
Orkney pupils dance to become leaders

Nine girls from three Orkney schools are dancing their way to success.

15 October 2015
Pick up … or pay out

An increasing number of complaints about dog fouling has led the Council to remind owners to clear up after their pets.

13 October 2015
Orkney Arts Forum call for Expressions of Interest

Orkney Arts Forum are currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals that have a commitment to the development of arts and culture within Orkney.

12 October 2015
Phone, internet and email disruption at Council facilities this weekend

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.

08 October 2015
Council to build new Kirkwall care facility

Orkney Islands Council agreed today (Tuesday, October 6) to develop plans for a new care facility in Kirkwall to replace St Rognvald House.

06 October 2015
Getting active this October holiday

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.

06 October 2015
Orkney pupils take part in Young Ambassadors Conference

Ten pupil representatives from Orkney’s Secondary and Junior High Schools recently attended the Young Ambassadors Conference at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.

06 October 2015
Chopper called in for tricky Orkney Islands Council delivery

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.

02 October 2015
Pat and Leslie enjoy Pudsey Papay adventure

An Orkney couple were treated to a unique dining experience this week.

02 October 2015
Exhibition at Orkney Museum - Voices from the Cillín

A collaborative exhibition opens at the Orkney Museum next Saturday (10 October).

02 October 2015
First hour free on offer again

Parking is free once again for the first hour at a number of town centre car parks in Orkney.

02 October 2015
Reminder to share your views on working together 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.

01 October 2015