A competition is underway for young pupils to showcase their ‘big’ business ideas.
Orkney Islands Council is reminding residents that changes to recycling and waste collections begin next Monday (4 April).
The drive to win prestigious WorldHost destination status for Orkney is stepping up a gear, with more and more businesses in the islands signing up to the customer service initiative.
A new exhibition of paintings opens at the Orkney Museum this Saturday.
A new exhibition has opened at Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum as part of the Council’s WW1 commemorative programme.
More than 60 people have put their names forward to help care for a spectacular display of ceramic poppies at St Magnus Cathedral.
Bounce Back to Netball is coming to Orkney for the first time and giving people the chance to play netball in a sociable and casual way.
A plan has been agreed that will guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters.
A new head teacher has been appointed for North Walls community school.
Plans to offer a home in Orkney to Syrian refugees took a further step forward this week as Councillors recommended that two properties currently held for student accommodation be used to house the two families that could be resettled here.
The Highlanders 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland has been presented with a new pipe banner from Orkney Islands Council that will be used during ceremonial occasions.
Discussions are to take place on the recommendations from an independent study looking at Orkney’s future abattoir needs.
The post of head teacher at Kirkwall Grammar School has been offered to and accepted by Don Hawkins, who is currently depute head at Fraserburgh Academy in Aberdeenshire.
The Council is seeking public views on the possible launch of a universal leisure membership card that would give access to all of Orkney’s sport and leisure facilities.
The Council is encouraging people to complete an online survey as part of a consultation on the next Northern Isles ferry services contract.
Polling cards will be arriving through Orkney letterboxes over the next couple of days for all those eligible to vote at the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary Elections on May 5.
Four entrepreneurs will provide an insight into running a successful business when a new festival for Orkney gets underway next month.
The Woodland Trust Scotland will plant hundreds of trees in Kirkwall on Saturday 2 April to create HMS Hampshire Centenary Wood ahead of the centenary of the ship’s sinking off Marwick Head in June.
Nursery pupils throughout Orkney get a chance to ride balance bikes at school for the first time through the ‘Play on Pedals’ programme.
Teenagers in Kirkwall still have two more weeks to join in on the Midnight League football programme at Kirkwall Grammar School.
Orkney Islands Council’s Trading Standards team is warning local businesses and organisations to be wary of payment demands being received from Office Max.
The Council is encouraging local folk to attend a public consultation meeting on the Northern Isles ferry services contract - currently provided by Serco Northlink Ferries.
The Council is reminding owners that all dogs need to be microchipped and registered from early next month (April).
The Orkney Museum is looking for help in creating an exhibition which will form part of this year’s Battle of Jutland commemorations.
Orkney Library welcomed a surprise visitor yesterday (Saturday) when author J.K. Rowling dropped in and took part in their Saturday Slaughters book group.
The Council will be making changes to its recycling and waste collections from April.
Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have examined an item of suspected ordnance found during a routine seabed survey in Scapa Flow and confirmed that it is a German torpedo.
The West Mainland Day Centre service is due to be relocated to Smiddybrae House in Dounby later this year.
Orkney Library’s Senior Librarian, Stewart Bain, has been named Librarian of the Year at an awards ceremony this week.