Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Archive News

OIC News archive from November 2015
Christmas exhibition at Orkney Museum – Steaming Eccentrics

This Saturday (5 December) will celebrate over 26 years of bringing together a collection of model railways and memorabilia for the Christmas exhibition at the Orkney Museum.

30 November 2015
Call in to find out more about site selection for new care facility

Orkney Islands Council is holding a drop-in event to give people the opportunity to find out about the site selection process for the new Kirkwall care facility.

30 November 2015
Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership Group Meets in Stromness

The Council’s Warehouse Buildings in Stromness hosted a meeting of HITRANS today. 

27 November 2015
Stenness Pupils Meeting Mile Challenge

School pupils in Stenness have been running rings around the school in an effort to keep fit and healthy.

26 November 2015
Work Underway on North Ronaldsay Airfield Building

North Ronaldsay residents and visitors will benefit from a new airfield building from early next year.

26 November 2015
From Scapa Flow to Portsmouth – WW1 guns to go on display for Battle of Jutland commemoration

Guns that saw action at Jutland are travelling from Orkney to be shown as part of the main UK exhibition on the key naval battle of the First World War.

25 November 2015
Nominate Orkney’s sport heroes for award recognition

Orkney Islands Council is urging people to get their nominations in for the Orkney Sports Awards 2015 – and is launching a series of short videos showcasing sporting talent in the islands.

25 November 2015
Your chance to take part in Energy Strategy survey

Feedback is invited to help steer the final development of a new Energy Strategy for Orkney, with a survey launched today (Wednesday November 25) to gather views and ideas.

25 November 2015
Tell us what you want from a local play area

An upcoming consultation event will allow local children to get ‘hands on’ with play area design.

24 November 2015
Drop-in for advice on community funded projects

Groups looking for financial assistance with community projects are invited to attend a drop-in session with Orkney LEADER.

24 November 2015
CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund now open

Orkney Islands Council is encouraging local groups to apply for funding from a national youth work fund.

20 November 2015
Prizes on offer during Adult Learners’ Week

Local businesses are supporting a three-day adult learning event in Orkney next week.

19 November 2015
‘Learning Through Work Week’ kicks off

Young people throughout Orkney are getting the opportunity to hear about the benefits for work-led learning from local businesses and Modern Apprentices.

18 November 2015
New record for cruise ship port calls

A new record had been set – with more than 100 visits to Orkney by cruise ships already booked for 2016.

17 November 2015
Offshore accommodation vessel ‘Regalia’ to come to Orkney

Scapa Flow, with its 125 square miles of sheltered, deep water anchorage is the perfect location for the global Ship to Ship transfer market.

17 November 2015
Praise from Scottish Government for OIC Planning Service

The Scottish Government has given the Council’s Planning Service the thumbs up in a recent report.

16 November 2015
Launch of the 2015 Orkney Sports Awards

Orkney Islands Council, in partnership with sportscotland and the Orcadian, are delighted to announce the Orkney Sports Awards 2015.

12 November 2015
Abattoir survey – still time to take part

The Council is reminding farmers they have until Monday (November 16) to take part in a survey on the abattoir facilities Orkney will need in future.

11 November 2015
Council meetings - listen live or listen again

Live broadcasts from three Orkney Islands Council meetings are planned this week, with more to follow later in the month.

09 November 2015
Funding available for cultural projects in Orkney

Orkney Islands Council’s annual Culture Fund is now open for applications.

09 November 2015
Orkney Islands Council’s Housing Service Releases Annual Report

Orkney Islands Council has released its Housing Services Annual Report for 2014 – 2015.

09 November 2015
Welcome for broadband announcement

Council Convener Steven Heddle has welcomed the UK Government’s announcement of a universal service obligation (USO) for broadband across the UK.

09 November 2015
Help shape the future of education in Scotland

Discussion sessions on the draft National Improvement Framework for education in Scotland will take place in Orkney on Monday (November 9).

06 November 2015
Leaders welcome commitment to island proofing

Council Leaders in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles have welcomed the UK Government’s commitment to island proofing – the concept that legislation should not work to the detriment of the particular circumstances of island communities.

03 November 2015
‘Mostly This is Where I Live’ exhibition opens at Orkney Museum

A new exhibition at the Orkney Museum titled ‘Mostly this is Where I Live’ by Sanday artist, Carolyn Dixon, opens this Saturday (November 7).

02 November 2015
Business Gateway Orkney gets new manager

Claire Kemp has been appointed as the new manager of Business Gateway Orkney.

02 November 2015
Ready for winter – six ways the Council keeps the roads clear in Orkney

Now that November has arrived, Orkney Islands Council is getting all preparations in place ready for winter.

02 November 2015
Views sought on isles registrars service

Orkney Islands Council is asking for public views on the provision of registrar services in the county’s isles communities.

02 November 2015