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OIC News archive from December 2015
Successful charity fundraising event

An annual charity fundraiser had another successful year with a grand total of £410.50 raised for Crossroads Orkney.

23 December 2015
Beware bogus BT calls

Orkney Islands Council’s Trading Standards team is advising the public to be aware of a variant to the bogus Microsoft calls from scammers.

23 December 2015
Orkney stonemasonry apprentice receives national award

Sophie Turner, a Modern Apprentice in stonemasonry at St Magnus Cathedral, has recently been honoured at a ceremony to mark her commitment to the craft.

22 December 2015
New school visits for Evie youngsters

Children have been enjoying special pre-Christmas visits to the new Evie primary school.

22 December 2015
September start for Broad Street improvements

Orkney Islands Council is planning a later start date for work on improvements to the Broad Street area of Kirkwall. 

17 December 2015
From Dig to Discovery

Have you ever wondered what happens to an archaeological item between it being discovered on a dig and it going on display in a museum?

16 December 2015
Take part in railway quiz at Orkney Museum

Prizes are on offer as part of a new quiz linked to the current exhibition of model railways and railway memorabilia at the Orkney Museum.

15 December 2015
Caisson at anchor ready for deployment

A concrete caisson has been towed to a temporary mooring off the Churchill Barriers ready for final deployment when conditions allow.

14 December 2015
Funding for Orkney’s fishing community

Orkney is set to benefit from funding to support the development of the fisheries sector and communities.

11 December 2015
Have your say on island air services

Residents and visitors are encouraged to take part in a new online survey that focuses on air services between island communities and the Scottish mainland.

11 December 2015
Descendents invited to join Jutland commemorations in Orkney

Descendants of those who served at sea in the First World War are invited to take part in commemoration events in Orkney marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.

11 December 2015
Regalia to be joined by similar vessel

A second offshore accommodation vessel is due to spend time in Scapa Flow this winter while maintenance work is carried out.

09 December 2015
Proposed new car park orders to cover electric vehicle charging points

The Council is currently consulting on two proposed new car park orders - which will include provisions for the use of electric vehicle charging points

04 December 2015
Have your say on new hydrogen strategy

Orkney Islands Council is inviting feedback on a draft strategy designed to build on the county’s pioneering role in developing hydrogen–based projects.

04 December 2015
Orkney youngsters gather for chamber debate

This year’s Youth Chamber Debate will take place next Thursday (December 10).

03 December 2015
OIC Half-Bin Policy Coming to an End

Orkney Islands Council is making a change to its recycling collections.

03 December 2015
First Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (KTHI) Projects are Underway

The first business property to receive Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative  (KTHI) support has begun work at 17 Bridge Street in the town.

02 December 2015
Orkney set for Christmas tree lighting ceremonies

Orkney is now in full festive swing with a series of tree lighting ceremonies taking place across the county.

02 December 2015
Could your business benefit from energy efficiency loan scheme?

Orkney Islands Council's Business Gateway Service is encouraging local businesses to look into the Resource Efficient Scotland loan scheme.

02 December 2015
Shapinsay Primary School Achieves Sought After ‘Excellent’ Rating

The learning experience at Shapinsay Primary has achieved a rare excellent rating from Education Scotland in a recent inspection report.

02 December 2015