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OIC News archive from February 2016
Stromness pupil joins Young Ambassador Conference Team

Josh Alexander from Stromness Academy has been chosen to join the Scottish Young Ambassador Conference Team.

29 February 2016
Views sought on OIC Customer Services

Orkney Islands Councils’  Customer Services team is looking for feedback on the services they provide.

26 February 2016
New exhibition – Paintings by Clare Gee

A new exhibition of paintings by local artist Clare Gee opens at the Orkney Museum on Saturday March 5.

26 February 2016
Traffic restrictions for roundabout work

Drivers are advised to look out for diversions in Kirkwall from Monday (February 29) to allow surfacing work at the new roundabout being constructed at the junction of New Scapa Road, the Holm Branch Road and the new Scapa Link Road.

26 February 2016
Positive feedback from Early Learning and Childcare survey

Orkney Islands Council has published the results of a survey which asked parents about the current and future provision of Early Learning and Childcare in Orkney.

25 February 2016
Modern Apprentices continue to benefit Orkney

Next week is Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 (29 February - 4 March) and celebrates the benefits that Modern Apprenticeships bring to individuals, businesses and the local economy.

24 February 2016
Local groups encouraged to check out paths scheme

Local groups who want to improve paths in their area are being encouraged to find out more about the Community Paths grant scheme.

24 February 2016
Committee offers supports for refugees

The Council’s Policy and Resources Committee has recommended support to help with the resettlement of refugees from Syria in Orkney.

19 February 2016
Budget for year ahead agreed

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

18 February 2016
Volunteers needed for Poppies display

A recruitment drive is being launched for volunteers who will help care for the spectacular display of ceramic poppies to be installed at St Magnus Cathedral in the Spring.

16 February 2016
Library Usage Soars in Stromness

Recently released figures show that library usage is most definitely on the up in Stromness.

15 February 2016
Budget for year ahead discussed

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

11 February 2016
Community Development Sub-Committee Provides Funding for Three Projects

Three community projects secured vital funding today (11 February) at a meeting of the Council’s Community Development Fund sub-committee.

11 February 2016
New bunkering operation underway

The supply of bunker fuel to the gas ship Clamor Schulte in Scapa Flow this week was the first operation by Simpson Oils and their tanker the Vadero Highlander under their new contract with the Orkney Harbour Authority.

11 February 2016
Traffic changes at Kirkwall Pier

Changes are being to vehicle entrance and exit arrangements at Kirkwall Pier.

11 February 2016
Orkney Allocated £482k for Fisheries Sector

Orkney has been allocated £482,000 of funding to support the development of the fisheries sector and communities.

11 February 2016
Committee discusses council house rent increase

Orkney Islands Council is set to increase council house rents by 1.4% from April 1.

08 February 2016
New Investment Planned for Key Kirkwall Visitor Attractions

Two of Orkney’s most popular tourist attractions are set to receive significant new investment.

08 February 2016
New date for drop-in session

The final drop-in session on future plans for community health and social care services in Orkney takes place at the St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, next Wednesday (Feb 10).

07 February 2016
Local tug assisting cargo vessel

A Dutch cargo vessel is under tow after experiencing an engine breakdown shortly after passing through the Pentland Firth.

07 February 2016
Orkney offers new secondary teaching opportunity

Graduates will be offered the first opportunity to qualify in Orkney as secondary school teachers.

05 February 2016
Family Open Day at Dounby Centre

Do you know what the Dounby Centre has to offer? An event taking place on Saturday (6 Feb) will highlight all the facilities available including a fitness suite, a games hall and indoor bowling. 

04 February 2016
Chance to take part in Jutland service

People in Orkney are being offered the opportunity to take part in a special Service of Commemoration at St Magnus Cathedral marking 100 years since the Battle of Jutland.

04 February 2016
Drivers advised of roundabout construction work

Traffic restrictions will be in place in Kirkwall from Monday (February 8) as part of work to construct a roundabout at the junction of New Scapa Road, the Holm Branch Road and the new Scapa Link Road.

02 February 2016
LEADER funding drop-in session in Sanday

Groups interested in financial assistance with community projects are invited to attend a drop-in session with Orkney LEADER in Sanday.

02 February 2016
The Secrets of the Sea: Underwater Archaeology Around Orkney

This Saturday (6 February) sees the opening of a new exhibition at the Orkney Museum which gives a glimpse of Orkney’s hidden heritage.

02 February 2016
OLECG advice after North Ronaldsay lightning strikes

The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) is providing advice for the community in North Ronaldsay after lightning damaged the island’s phone network.

01 February 2016