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OIC News archive from March 2015
Plans for integration move forward

Plans for the integration of health and social care services in Orkney will be submitted to the Scottish Government following two landmark decisions this week.

31 March 2015
Your first stop for adult social work information

Orkney Health and Care’s Adult Social Work team have set up a new staffed Help Desk service.

31 March 2015
Manga reveals mean creative skills

A drawing competition at Kirkwall Grammar School has revealed a hidden talent for Manga, Japanese cartoon imagery, in Orkney.

31 March 2015
Mental Health Awareness Training Courses Coming Soon

As part of a range of work going on in Orkney to improve mental health awareness a number of Mental Health First Aid courses will be running soon in the county.

23 March 2015
New Evie school project underway

Evie schoolchildren will don wellies this week to welcome workmen starting construction of their new school.

20 March 2015
Audio casting set to go live

The chance to listen live to debate in the Council Chamber will be offered this week with the first broadcast of a committee meeting.

20 March 2015
Lerwick hosts first annual islands summit between the 3 islands councils and the UK Government.

Lerwick was the host for the first annual ‘Islands Summit’ between the three Islands Councils and the UK Government.

19 March 2015
KGS project supports young people in crisis

A team of students from KGS have secured £500 for the local Women’s Aid branch recently to help address domestic abuse issues for children and young people in Orkney.

18 March 2015
Orkney welcomes first liner of the season

Orkney welcomes its first cruise ship of the season on Wednesday March 18 when the Marco Polo calls into Kirkwall on its way from Tilbury in Essex to Torshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands.

18 March 2015
Meet your new youth parliamentarians

Seventeen-year-old Thorfinn Mowat and 15-year-old Jack Norquoy have been elected as Orkney’s two new Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

16 March 2015
Orkney Shortlisted for a Library of the Year Award

Staff from the Orkney Library and Archive are celebrating after being shortlisted for a Library of the Year Award. 

13 March 2015
Orkney Shortlisted for Library of the Year Award

Staff from the Orkney Library and Archive are celebrating after being shortlisted for a Library of the Year Award. 

13 March 2015
Council Publishes 2014 Annual Performance Report

Orkney Islands Council has published its Annual Performance Report for the calendar year 2014.

13 March 2015
Local Folk Complete National Progression Award in the Conservation of Stone Masonry

A group of local tradespeople have successfully completed the National Progression Award (NPA) in the Conservation of Stone Masonry, a nationally recognised training course offering specialist skills and knowledge in masonry conservation for Orkneys traditional buildings.

13 March 2015
Pupils ‘Living for Sport’ at Stromness Academy with Judo champ

Stromness Academy pupils will meet with a sporting hero next week when Judo champion Michelle Vidler visits the school. 

13 March 2015
Orkney Museum appeal for World War 1 memoirs and artefacts

An appeal for Worlds War 1 memoirs, artefacts and souvenirs has been launched by the Orkney Museum to help create a true community-based commemoration of World War I this summer.

11 March 2015
Croys show offers inside look at artists' worlds

Visitors to this year’s Orkney College Arts Exhibition will be afforded a rare insight into the private workings of our budding local artists, as students showcase their chosen works and run ‘open studio’ sessions with the public.

09 March 2015
KGS pupils probe community challenges

KGS students will be going head-to-head to win cash for local charities at a special event highlighting community issues in Orkney and the good work being done to address them.

09 March 2015
Glaitness Pupils to have a Reflective Week

Primary 4 pupils at Glaitness Primary School have created a special area in their school for quiet reflection.

06 March 2015
Future of Kirkwall BID – public meeting announced

Town centre businesses that fund the Kirkwall Business Improvement District are being invited to a public meeting next month.

06 March 2015
Wind energy landscape capacity study – take a look and share your views

A consultation is underway on a study that looks at the capacity of the Orkney landscape to accommodate future development of onshore wind energy projects.

06 March 2015
Chance to find out more about electric vehicles in Orkney

A project exploring ways to accelerate the use of electric vehicles in Orkney is entering a new phase.

03 March 2015
Orkney to join UK-wide dedication to the Commonwealth

Orkney Islands Council will join more than 730 other locations across commonwealth countries in raising the Commonwealth flag on March 9 in a shared celebration of the ‘family of nations’.

03 March 2015
Wood engravings linking Orkney with Ireland go on display

An exhibition of prints inspired by the cultures and traditions of Sanday in Orkney and the Aran Islands in the West of Ireland opens on Saturday (March 7) at the Orkney Museum.

02 March 2015
Memories of school days cast in stone at KGS

A time capsule carrying mementos from a typical school day has been buried within a stone wall at Kirkwall Grammar School.

02 March 2015
Candidates for MSYP elections named

The names of the candidates hoping to be elected as Orkney’s Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament have been announced.

02 March 2015