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OIC News archive from December 2016
Karen awarded BEM

The Council’s Head of Executive Support, Karen Greaves, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours List.

31 December 2016
Second Meeting of the Islands Strategic Group

The second meeting of the Islands Strategic Group took place yesterday, Monday 19 December, in Bute.

21 December 2016
Council teams up with Orkney Zerowaste for after-Christmas re-use and recycle event

Orkney Islands Council’s Waste Management team has organised a collection of unwanted electrical and household goods and items for the New Year.

21 December 2016
Details of new Orkney-wide leisure card announced

Being more active, more often, is now a more affordable new year’s resolution with Orkney’s “universal leisure card” scheme launching early in 2017.

21 December 2016
Support for refugees – Arabic speakers asked to get in touch

Orkney Islands Council is asking Arabic speakers living in the county to get in touch if they may be able to help with efforts to support families caught up in the conflict in Syria.

19 December 2016
Stromness Academy on Track to National Final

A group of pupils at Stromness Academy have made the Scottish finals of a national initiative aimed at supporting young people in building their skills.

16 December 2016
So you want to be a Councillor?

With the local elections coming up in May next year, Orkney Islands Council is encouraging anyone who is thinking about standing for election to find out more about the process.

16 December 2016
Proposed new guidance for ‘Housing in the Countryside’ and ‘Energy’

Newly updated planning guidance for housing in Orkney’s rural areas and energy will be published by Orkney Islands Council on December 15, for a public consultation.

15 December 2016
Enterprising new nativity scene for the Cathedral

A new nativity scene created by folk from St Colms is lighting up a nook in the St Magnus Cathedral this Christmas.

13 December 2016
LEADER funding for local projects

Six local projects have secured support from the latest round of LEADER funding.

08 December 2016
Website maintenance

Due to essential website maintenance, the Orkney Islands Council website may be unavailable for a brief period from 22:00 on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 December 2016.

08 December 2016
Hunt the puffin and win a Christmas gift

Young visitors to the Orkney Museum are invited to join a Christmas puffin hunt.

07 December 2016
Isles residents offered help with recycling‎

The Council is contacting households in the North and South Isles to offer up to two wheelie bins to help with recycling and waste storage.

07 December 2016
Archive a treasure trove of wartime memories

A rolling exhibition of archive material from 100 years ago is shedding new light on how Orcadians experienced, thought and felt about World War 1.

02 December 2016
Police Scotland Welcomed to Warehouse Buildings

An open evening will be held next week to welcome Police Scotland to the Warehouse Buildings in Stromness.

02 December 2016
Your chance to comment on procurement proposals

Feedback is invited on proposals which set out the approach Orkney Islands Council will take in future in the procurement of work, goods and services.

01 December 2016
Energy Efficiency Funding Reminder

Are you struggling to keep your home warm during the colder weather?

01 December 2016