Under the draft settlement announced by the Scottish Government, the main funding Orkney Islands Council receives to run services will be £67.615 million for 2018-2019.
Convener Harvey Johnston has welcomed the response of the Accounts Commission to an independent assessment of Orkney Islands Council.
Orkney Islands Council has announced the launch of an ‘Abattoir Challenge Fund’ to encourage the private sector to become directly involved in developing a solution to the challenge of providing sustainable abattoir services in Orkney.
Orkney's LEADER fund is to support the establishment of a Chief Executive post to lead the newly formed Destination Orkney partnership.
This year’s Youth Chamber Debate will take place on Monday (December 11).
A short section of Pickaquoy Road, Kirkwall (between Junction Road and Great Western Road), will be closed from Monday 11 December 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017 to enable some works to be carried out on behalf of Scottish Water.
Temporary traffic controls are being put in place at Barrier No. 2 today for safety reasons, following significant storm damage yesterday.
The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) is advising the community to be prepared for severe weather conditions.
School pupils across mainland Orkney have been treated to special performances and workshops this week (5 – 8 December) with Norwegian musicians who are in the county ahead of the annual Christmas tree lighting festivities at St Magnus Cathedral.
An independent review of Orkney Islands Council has been welcomed as constructive and positive by Chief Executive Alistair Buchan.
Storm Caroline is likely to bring widespread disruption to Council recycling and refuse collections over coming days.
New Scapa Road in Kirkwall will be closed for the whole of next week whilst final utility works are carried out at the site of the new hospital.