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OIC News archive from November 2017
Access Restrictions at Kirkwall Harbour next week

Access to specific areas around Kirkwall Harbour will be restricted for short periods early next week whilst work on the Council's flood prevention scheme continues.

30 November 2017
Council House Rent Setting Policy to be Updated

Orkney Islands Council's Housing Service is looking for tenant views on its updated rent setting policy.

30 November 2017
Wind project update

Orkney Islands Council’s Policy and Resources Committee has agreed that OIC should take forward the further development of a substantial wind energy project.

29 November 2017
What are you signing up for?

Orkney Islands Council is joining in this year's National Consumer Week campaign by urging consumers to be careful about what they are really signing up for.

27 November 2017
Next round of Culture Fund opens

Orkney Islands Council is inviting applications for its 2018 to 2019 Culture Fund.

27 November 2017
On this day in 1917 - Airship lost off Papay

Today (Sunday 26 November) marks 100 years since three crewmen were lost when their airship crashed off Papay at 11:40 on November 26 1917.

26 November 2017
Norwegian gift of Christmas trees arrive

Orkney Islands Council has taken delivery of two Christmas trees from Norway, for the annual tree lighting ceremony at St Magnus Cathedral.

24 November 2017
Much loved Orkney archive gains stamp of approval

Orkney’s much loved archive service has been applauded for a well-run and effective service, during a national accreditation process.

23 November 2017
Book Week Scotland Celebrations at Orkney Library and Archive

Orkney Library and Archive is holding a series of events to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2017 (November 27 to December 3).

23 November 2017
Drivers advised of continued surface water

Orkney Islands Council is advising there is surface water on roads in several locations across Orkney, following sustained rainfall in the county over the past two days.

22 November 2017
Council reminds drivers of continued risk of surface water on roads

Orkney Islands Council is advising there is surface water on roads in several locations across Orkney, following sustained rainfall in the county over the past two days.

22 November 2017
Orkney gets in the festive spirit

Orkney is getting into the festive spirit as the tree lighting season gets underway next week.

21 November 2017
Innovative approach gains national recognition for OIC

Orkney Islands Council has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award for Innovation’ by APSE, the Association of Public Sector Excellence, which works with more than 300 local authorities throughout the UK.

21 November 2017
Council reiterates vital need for fairer ferries funding

Orkney Islands Councillors have been meeting with the county’s constituency MSP Liam McArthur, to reiterate the risk to the local community should a fairer funding formula for Orkney’s internal ferries be left out of the Scottish Government’s budget.

20 November 2017
Focus on food waste in European Week of Waste Reduction

It’s European Week of Waste Reduction this week, and Orkney Islands Council is focusing in on food waste.

20 November 2017
Council Leader hails ferry funding talks as constructive

Orkney Islands Council's Leader Councillor James Stockan has described talks with the Scottish Government as constructive - but warned that the Council needs to strike quickly to secure additional funding on the back of this.

17 November 2017
New way to participate in decision-making

A new process has been introduced to help community groups talk to public authorities about local issues and local services.

16 November 2017
Find out about energy efficiency funding

The Council is reminding residents of funding that could help cut fuel bills and keep homes warm this winter.

16 November 2017
Council’s Empty Homes project scoops media award

A new project run by Orkney Islands Council aimed at bringing empty homes in the county back into use has won a national award for use of media, only four months after being set up.

15 November 2017
Help us shape your ActiveLife

The team behind Orkney’s ActiveLife scheme are reminding the public to help keep the scheme in good shape by passing on issues and suggestions to staff at their fitness centre.

15 November 2017
Orkney Islands Council Takes Top Honours at National Planning Awards

Orkney Islands Council scooped the top award at Scotland's national planning awards in Edinburgh last night.

09 November 2017
Cathedral to be lit poppy red

St Magnus Cathedral will be lit red at night over the weekend to help raise awareness of the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal.

09 November 2017
Farm Diversification Fund Available in Orkney

Local farmers who are considering diversifying are being encouraged to find out more about Orkney's LEADER programme.

09 November 2017
Work of young people celebrated

Young people celebrated their efforts in the community on Tuesday (7 November 2017) at the annual Orkney Youth Awards Ceremony.

08 November 2017
Big Tree Preservation Works this Week

Vital preservations works are due to be carried out on the Big Tree in Kirkwall next week.

03 November 2017