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OIC News archive from April 2016
Ensure good cause is genuine before supporting

The Trading Standards team at Orkney Islands Council would like to advise local businesses to remain wary when answering unsolicited phone calls from publishing companies out with Orkney.

28 April 2016
‘The Battle of Jutland, Scapa Flow and the War at Sea’ exhibition opens

This Saturday (30 April) sees the opening of the Orkney Museum’s summer exhibition, ‘The Battle of Jutland, Scapa Flow and the War at Sea’.

25 April 2016
‘Rocket Science’ reaches Orkney

Pupils at Kirkwall Grammar School planted rocket seeds that were in space for six months.

25 April 2016
Recycling pickup disruption today

Orkney Islands Council is advising people in waste collection areas One and Six that today’s (Monday, April 25) recycling collection is suffering disruption due to intermittent high winds.

25 April 2016
Poppies cascade opens at Cathedral

The iconic poppy sculpture Weeping Window has opened at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, marking the start of the UK’s Battle of Jutland commemorations taking place in Orkney throughout May and June.

22 April 2016
Burray goes crazy for golf

Britain’s most northerly crazy golf course officially opens in Orkney this weekend, marking the culmination of a year-long effort by an island community.

20 April 2016
Events in Orkney to mark Queen’s 90th birthday

People throughout Orkney will be joining in the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration this week.

19 April 2016
First seats allocated for local people at Jutland events

The first allocation of seats has been made for people in Orkney to join the Battle of Jutland commemorations in Kirkwall and Lyness next month.

19 April 2016
Admiral’s grandson to give Jutland talk

An insight into the importance of the Battle of Jutland will be provided this week by the grandson of Britain’s naval commander at the time, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe.

19 April 2016
Orkney children celebrate Tesco Bank Football Challenge

Local primary school children from across mainland Orkney had an incredible morning of football, as the Tesco Bank Football Challenge visited the area for a fun-filled festival at Papdale Primary School 3G pitches.

18 April 2016
Youth Work Fund for local groups reopens

The CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund has reopened and is accepting applications from groups in Orkney.

18 April 2016
Makeover for local jewellery shop

Orkney company Aurora Jewellery have transformed their shop front in Kirkwall’s Albert Street, helped by a grant from Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (KTHI).

15 April 2016
Look out for your postal vote

Postal voting packs for the Scottish Parliament Election will start arriving through letterboxes in Orkney this week.

13 April 2016
OLECG confirms that power has been restored to north isles

OLECG, the multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group, met this afternoon to get an update on the situation of the power outage affecting the north isles.

11 April 2016
Poppies head to Orkney for Cathedral display

The ceramic poppies that will form a spectacular display at St Magnus Cathedral have travelled to Orkney by ferry.

11 April 2016
Free taster session for Bounce Back to Netball

The Council would like to remind folk about the free Bounce Back to Netball taster session taking place this Wednesday night (13 April).

11 April 2016
OLECG meets after severe power outage

OLECG, the multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group, met this morning in response to the power outage affecting the north Isles.

11 April 2016
Wartime torpedo detonated

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a Second World War torpedo found during a routine seabed survey in Scapa Flow.

06 April 2016
Wood planted in Kirkwall to remember HMS Hampshire

Hundreds of trees were planted in Kirkwall on Saturday 2 April to create HMS Hampshire Centenary Wood ahead of the centenary of the ship’s sinking.

04 April 2016
Roundabout repairs planned

Traffic diversions will be in place from Thursday morning (April 7) to allow repair work to take place at the roundabout near the Ayre Mills in Kirkwall.

04 April 2016
Councils 200th new home completed

The Council has opened the doors to its 200th new home.

04 April 2016
Candidates announced for Orkney constituency

Five candidates have put their names forward to stand for the Orkney constituency in the Scottish Parliamentary Election in May.

01 April 2016