People applying for licences to drive taxis or private hire cars will from the start of December have to show that they have the right to work in the UK.
This year’s Christmas Exhibition opens at the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall on Saturday (December 3) with a celebration of a unique event.
Orkney is getting into the festive spirit as the tree lighting season gets underway from this Saturday (26 November).
Monday 28th November marks the beginning of this year’s National Consumer Week.
Two of Orkney’s famous Churchill Barriers have been listed by Historic Environment Scotland for the first time.
Kirkwall Grammar School and Stromness Academy have both been recognised with a national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.
UK – ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), Calor and Orkney Islands Council have signed an agreement to collaborate in the “Caledonia LNG ” project. The aim is to develop the infrastructure, storage and technical support needed to enable safe liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations for customers in the north of the UK and North Sea, including bunkering.
The UK Government has accepted an offer from Orkney Islands Council to provide homes for two families caught up in the conflict in Syria.
Orkney Islands Council’s Trading Standards Service are alerting members of the Orkney public of a fraudulent parking ticket scam received by a number of local residents.
Orkney Islands Council is inviting applications for its 2017 to 2018 Culture Fund.
Orkney Islands Council is supporting a national campaign to help stamp out so- called ‘puppy farms’, by issuing a list of tips for anyone shopping for a puppy
DIY enthusiasts can sign up for expert tips on how to properly repair traditional homes, thanks to funding support from the Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (KTHI).
The Orkney Local Emergency Coordinating Group met at 4pm for an update on the situation with phone networks in the county.
The Scottish Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart MSP visited Orkney recently.
The Orkney Local Emergency Coordinating Group met at lunchtime today to determine a multi-agency response to the phone and electricity outages being reported at various locations throughout Orkney.
Orkney Islands Council has been recognised for its support for the armed forces.
The names of the candidates hoping to be elected as Orkney’s Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament have been announced.
A plan developed with communities across the north of Scotland to help manage the marine environment in and around Orkney has won a national award for its pioneering joint working.
Two projects have received the backing of a local fund designed to support the development of the local fisheries sector and community.
An exhibition showcasing the work of a new art collective, established by a group of young Orkney based graduates, opens tomorrow (Saturday November 5) in Kirkwall.
Evie school children are enjoying their first week in their new school.
A routine check of artefacts on loan at the Orkney Museum has revealed a remarkable tale of luck, serendipity and survival against all odds for one centuries-old carving.
The Council’s Christmas Grant scheme is now open for applications.
The Council has congratulated Billy Muir, whose work as an airfield firefighter in North Ronaldsay has helped him win a Pride of Britain Award.