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OIC News archive from December 2017
OIC funding for 2018-2019 announced

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.

15 December 2017
Council welcomes vote of confidence from watchdog

Convener Harvey Johnston has welcomed the response of the Accounts Commission to an independent assessment of Orkney Islands Council.

14 December 2017
Council launches Abattoir Challenge Fund

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.

11 December 2017
LEADER fund supports Destination Orkney post

Orkney's LEADER fund is to support the establishment of a Chief Executive post to lead the newly formed Destination Orkney partnership.

11 December 2017
Orkney’s young people gather for Chamber Debate

This year’s Youth Chamber Debate will take place on Monday (December 11).

08 December 2017
Road closure next week

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.

08 December 2017
Traffic Controls at the Barriers

Temporary traffic controls are being put in place at Barrier No. 2 today for safety reasons, following significant storm damage yesterday.

08 December 2017
OLECG advice as storm approaches

The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) is advising the community to be prepared for severe weather conditions.

07 December 2017
Norwegian musicians visit schools ahead of Cathedral Christmas events

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.

07 December 2017
Council welcomes Best Value report

An independent review of Orkney Islands Council has been welcomed as constructive and positive by Chief Executive Alistair Buchan.

07 December 2017
Disruption to recycling and rubbish collections expected due to Storm Caroline

Storm Caroline is likely to bring widespread disruption to Council recycling and refuse collections over coming days.

06 December 2017
New Scapa Road Closed Next Week

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.

01 December 2017