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OIC News archive from December 2014
New bus timetables now available

Printed timetables are now available for bus services that will be running in Orkney from early in the New Year.

24 December 2014
Funding paves the way for voluntary sector hub

Orkney Islands Council and Voluntary Action Orkney have announced the approval of funding for a project to extend Kirkwall Travel Centre for VAO and associated voluntary sector organisations.

18 December 2014
New bus timetable for New Year

Orkney’s travelling public will have a new bus timetable from January 5 as the next five-year public bus contracts come into operation.

18 December 2014
Council settlement for 2015-16 announced

Orkney Islands Council is due to receive a funding package of £69.7 million from the Scottish Government for the next financial year.

16 December 2014
Suicide support in Orkney - two new booklets offer local advice and help

Orkney Health and Care and ChooseLife Scotland have joined together in producing two local booklets to let people who have been bereaved or affected by a suicide - or those who may be having thoughts of taking their own life - know that they don’t need to cope alone. 

16 December 2014
OIOF success at Scottish Public Service Awards

The Leaders and Chief Executives of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council and Shetland Islands Council, representing the Our Islands Our Future campaign, have been announced as the winners of the Leadership category at the Scottish Public Service Awards.

16 December 2014
Public Open Day for New Stromness Pierhead Building

Local folk will get the chance to take a look around the new Council building at the Pierhead in Stromness on Thursday December 18. 

12 December 2014
Weather conditions update - Wednesday

The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) met this afternoon in response to today’s weather conditions and predicted weather conditions for tomorrow.

10 December 2014
Severe weather update

The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) met this afternoon in response to predictions of severe weather conditions on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

09 December 2014
Council survey – last chance to take part

Orkney Islands Council has issued a reminder that there are just a few days left to take part in a survey that will help shape the way services are provided in future.

03 December 2014
Follow new Twitter feed for barrier updates

Orkney Islands Council is launching a new standalone Twitter feed giving updates on conditions at the Churchill Barriers.

03 December 2014
Council holds talks with Islands Minister

Orkney Islands Council held discussions today with Islands Minister Derek Mackay MSP on the future of the county’s inter-island ferry service and next steps in the Our Islands Our Future campaign.

02 December 2014
Island malt whisky alliances help conserve ancient Scottish crop

Collaborations between researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Agronomy Institute, based at Orkney College UHI, and island distilleries has seen the launch of two new whiskies made exclusively from bere barley - probably for the first time in well over 100 years.

01 December 2014