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OIC News archive from February 2015
Graemsay water disruption

Representatives of the multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) have visited residents in Graemsay following disruption to the island’s regular water supply.

25 February 2015
Public drop-ins announced for isles waste collection and energy strategy

Orkney Islands Council has announced the first of the public drop-in sessions being held on the isles as part of consultations to look at options for waste collection and recycling in each community. 

25 February 2015
Issued by the Scottish Government - Island Areas Ministerial Working Group reconvenes

The Island Areas Ministerial Working Group reconvened today following a commitment by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as part of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government last November.

24 February 2015
Graemsay water supply problem

The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) met today after notification by Scottish Water of disruption to the supply in Graemsay.

24 February 2015
Councillors visit voters of the future at KGS

Nine Orkney Islands Councillors visited KGS today (February 24) to visit Modern Studies classes and run a drop in surgery at the school for all interested pupils. 

24 February 2015
Look out for VAT number scam letter

Orkney Islands Council’s Trading Standards team is warning local businesses about a scam that is currently doing the rounds. 

20 February 2015
Alternate weekly collection in the isles – consultation launched

A county-wide consultation is underway to help Orkney Islands Council plan how best to expand the current alternate weekly collection of refuse and recyclable items to residents across the isles.

16 February 2015
Roadworks Warning

Orkney Islands Council is warning motorists that extensive roadworks will be taking place in the county over the coming six weeks.

13 February 2015
Council sets budget for year ahead

Elected Members have set Orkney Islands Council’s budget for the next financial year.

12 February 2015
Bus timetable updates from Monday February 16

Details of a new early morning bus service for the west mainland and timetable changes for the X1 St Margarets Hope - Kirkwall - Stromness route starting on Monday February 16.

09 February 2015
General Election count to take place in Lerwick

For the first time, the counting of votes for the election in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Orkney and Shetland will be held in Shetland. 

05 February 2015
Who Cares? Scotland visit

A leading national charity which advocates for the rights of children in care, Who Cares? Scotland, will visit Orkney next week (Feb 9-11) to talk to local organisations about their responsibilities towards young people.

05 February 2015
Budget for year ahead discussed

Elected Members have recommended Orkney Islands Council’s budget for the next financial year.

03 February 2015
OIC consults on local Housing and Homelessness snapshots

Orkney Islands Council is consulting on three documents related to homelessness and housing in the county.

03 February 2015
Health and social care integration – share your views on the way ahead

People in Orkney have the chance to comment on proposals for the future delivery of integrated health and social care services.

03 February 2015
Superfast broadband in Kirkwall and further Orkney Islands roll-out announced

More than 1,200 homes and businesses in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands can now order next generation fibre broadband thanks to the Digital Scotland public-private partnership.

03 February 2015