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OIC News archive from April 2015
World War I as told through local people

This Saturday sees the opening of an exhibition telling the stories of Orkney men who fought in World War 1.

28 April 2015
Reward for Orkney's Fairtrade efforts

Orkney’s status as a Fairtrade Zone has been secured for another two years.

27 April 2015
Orkney to host international islands studies event

Orkney will stage a gathering of academics and students from worldwide this summer.

27 April 2015
No refuse collections on the May Day Holiday

There will be no refuse collections on the May Day Holiday, Monday 4 May 2015. Chinglebraes Waste Transfer Station, Bossack Landfill Site and all the Recycling Centres will be closed.

27 April 2015
Find a fee – Council charges brought together online

The fees charged by Orkney Islands Council for a wide range of services have been listed together for the first time.

23 April 2015
Postal vote packs due from today

Postal voting packs for the UK Parliamentary Election will start arriving through Orkney letterboxes from today (Monday April 20).

20 April 2015
Drop-in event for Broad Street project

The team appointed by Orkney Islands Council to come up with designs for potential improvements to the Broad Street area of Kirkwall will be holding a public drop-in event next weekend.

20 April 2015
Busy weekend for Scapa Flow

Orkney Islands Council’s Marine Services team assisted with not one, but two STS transfers this weekend in Scapa Flow.

20 April 2015
Orkney-wide survey delivers good response

Feedback to a public survey will help shape the way Orkney Islands Council provides services in future.

14 April 2015
One week left to register to vote - don’t miss out

People who are yet to register to vote have just a week to meet the registration deadline for the UK Parliamentary Election.

13 April 2015
Academy Pupils hear from Holocaust survivor

Second year pupils at Stromness Academy heard today (Monday April 13) the first-hand account of a Holocaust survivor.

13 April 2015
Looking for advice on health and care services in Orkney?

Orkney Health and Care’s adult social work team have set up a new staffed help desk service.

10 April 2015
New bank fraud warning

The trading standards team at Orkney Islands Council is warning people to be aware of a scam involving fraudulent calls claiming to be from a bank.

09 April 2015
Help deliver a master plan for the Hope

A community event next week will give people the chance to help shape plans for future regeneration and economic development opportunities in St Margaret’s Hope.

09 April 2015
Quest to protect ‘the people’s cathedral’

A project to record every last detail of Orkney’s iconic St Magnus Cathedral is set to begin later this year.

09 April 2015
Look out for your polling card

Poll cards will be arriving through Orkney letterboxes this weekend for all those eligible to vote at the forthcoming UK Parliamentary General Election on May 7.

03 April 2015
Westray’s wonders gives rise to new group exhibition

The works of four artists brought together by the wonders of Westray will be on show from this Saturday (April 4) at the Orkney Museum Tankerness House, Kirkwall.

02 April 2015
Council purchases smart litter bins

New public litter bins purchased by Orkney Islands Council could see the authority make major time and financial savings.

02 April 2015
Orkney showcases World’s most spectacular Neolithic dig

An archaeological site in Orkney described by BBC TV presenter Neil Oliver as the “world’s most spectacular Neolithic dig, the most significant archaeological discovery of my lifetime,” will be showcased in the islands this summer.

02 April 2015