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Archive News

OIC News archive from October 2016
Orkney Islands Council’s Housing Service releases Annual Report

Orkney Islands Council has released its Housing Services Annual Report for 2015-2016.

31 October 2016
Sea battered cliff yields rare discovery

A rare Pictish carved stone has been recovered from an eroding cliff face in Orkney after a delicate rescue mission.

28 October 2016
Sophie is UK Apprentice of the Year

The Council has congratulated Sophie Turner whose work as a stonemason at St Magnus Cathedral has earned her the twin titles of Scottish and GB Apprentice of the Year.

28 October 2016
Helping to improve services for deaf people

A free training session is on offer in Orkney aimed at raising awareness of issues faced by deaf and deafblind people in everyday life.

28 October 2016
Sustainable heating from the sea in Stromness

Innovative technology that draws heat from the sea is proving effective in keeping one of Orkney’s newest buildings warm.

28 October 2016
Have you tried our budget simulator?

The Council is making an online budget simulator available for an extra week.

27 October 2016
Proposals for Lyness Museum redevelopment go on display

People in Orkney have the chance to view and comment on proposals for the redevelopment of the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum when they go on display on Monday (October 24).

21 October 2016
Welcome for firefighting training boost

Investment worth £1.2 million in new training facilities for firefighters in the Northern Isles has been welcomed by Orkney Islands Council.

21 October 2016
Could you be Orkney’s next youth parliamentarian?

The countdown is on for young people in Orkney hoping to stand in the upcoming Scottish Youth Parliament elections.

21 October 2016
Orkney Sports Awards 2016 now open for nominations

Orkney’s Sports Awards 2016 are now open and looking for nominations.

20 October 2016
Proposals for Lyness Museum redevelopment to go on display

Members of the public will get the chance to view and comment on proposals for the redevelopment of the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum when they go on display shortly.

18 October 2016
Upcoming exhibition changes at Orkney Museum

A group of galleries at the Orkney Museum will be closed from next month to allow staff to prepare for a major new permanent exhibition.

17 October 2016
Acting head appointed for Stromness Academy

Orkney Islands Council has appointed Ian Berstan as Acting Head Teacher at Stromness Academy.

12 October 2016
Council agrees ways to support recycling efforts in the isles

Orkney Islands Council today (Tuesday 11 October) approved measures to make recycling easier for people in the North and South Isles.

11 October 2016
Planning applications routine maintenance

Public access to planning applications will be unavailable from 17:00 on Tuesday 11 October 2016 and will be available again from 08:00 on Saturday 15 October 2016 as a result of routine maintenance.

11 October 2016
Further garden waste collections for Kirkwall

A second round of garden waste collections are due to take place in Kirkwall from Saturday 15 October.

10 October 2016
Launching a great place to play

A boat naming ceremony with a difference took place at Burray primary school this afternoon (Friday 7 October).

07 October 2016
Burray bairns get on their balance bikes

Early years pupils at Burray Primary School have been getting on their bikes lately through the Play on Pedals scheme.

07 October 2016
Ferry fares survey online

An online questionnaire is running for people to give their views on ways to reduce ferry fares on Northern Isles routes.

06 October 2016
Karen appointed Head of Executive Support

Orkney Islands Council has appointed Karen Greaves as Head of Executive Support.

05 October 2016
Drop in and have your say on future ferry fares

Two drop-in sessions this week give people in Orkney the chance to join the debate on ways to reduce fares on ferry routes linking Orkney, Shetland and mainland Scotland.

03 October 2016
Budget simulator gives you the chance to balance the books

Orkney Islands Council is encouraging people across the county to have a go at balancing the Council’s books – using a budget simulator.

03 October 2016