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OIC News archive from May 2015
North Isles funding bid

A funding application for the North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme is being submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

29 May 2015
First Minister in Orkney for Highlands and Islands meeting

The Council will host the Convention of the Highlands and Islands (COHI) next week (Monday June 1).

29 May 2015
Warehouse Buildings open for business

Orkney Islands Council's new Stromness offices are now open to the public.

25 May 2015
Step aboard Orkney’s first electric bus

Passengers have the chance to travel on Orkney’s first fully-electric bus when it starts running on the Kirkwall Airport route on Monday (May 25).

22 May 2015
MV Graemsay expected to return to service in June

The MV Graemsay looks set to return to its run earlier than anticipated. 

20 May 2015
Tributes paid to Alistair

The flag above the main Council offices in Kirkwall is flying at half mast as a mark of respect following the death of West Mainland Councillor Alistair Gordon.

19 May 2015
Views sought for flood risk consultation

People across Orkney are being encouraged to take part in a consultation that will shape the first flood risk management plan for the county.

19 May 2015
Consultation on future of secondary provision at North Walls School

Orkney Islands Council is consulting with the community in Hoy about the future of secondary school provision on the island.

18 May 2015
OIOF welcomes recommendations on new powers for Scotland

The leaders of the Our Islands Our Future campaign are welcoming the recommendations outlined in today’s Devolution (Further Powers) Committee report to the Scottish Government.

18 May 2015
Three new Head Teachers take the helm at Orkney schools

Three new head teachers have been appointed to Orkney’s schools this week.

15 May 2015
Vice-Convener and Committee Chairs Appointed

Following today’s Special Meeting of the Full Council the following appointments have been made -

14 May 2015
Ease the distress of nuisance calls

Orkney Islands Council has taken delivery of ten more devices which can block unwanted calls, following the success of units provided to elderly and vulnerable residents throughout the county last summer.

14 May 2015
Norwegian Constitution Day celebrations

Visitors from Norway will travel to Orkney during the next few days to join the annual celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day on Sunday May 17.

13 May 2015
Delve into ancient crafts with Museums' family fun day

Hear time honoured tales, explore ancient ales and try your hand at prehistoric fashion this weekend (16 and 17 May) when Orkney Museum, Kirbuster Museum and Corrigall Farm Museums join in Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums.

13 May 2015
Island Councils Taking OIOF Forward With New Government

The three Island Councils of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are seeking early meetings with the new Secretary of State for Scotland and other key players to discuss Our Islands Our Future (OIOF) and specifically to seek reassurances on the commitments of the previous Government on the campaign for more powers for Island areas.

13 May 2015
Orkney scoops library of the year award

Orkney Library and Archive are celebrating today after being named winners in a UK-wide Library of the Year Award.

12 May 2015
Council urges responses on affordable warmth survey

Orkney Islands Council is asking householders to take part in a survey on affordable warmth being issued to every residential address over the next ten weeks, starting from this week.

12 May 2015
Council service closures in Stromness next week to prepare for new Warehouse Buildings opening

Orkney Islands Council Customer Services, Registrar and Library in Stromness will close for a week from May 18-23 while office furniture, equipment and library stock are moved over to the new Warehouse Buildings opening on Monday May 25.

12 May 2015
Appeal for information on flytipping along Hillside Road

Orkney Islands Council’s Environmental Health team is appealing to the public for information after nine bags of household waste were dumped in several passing places along Hillside Road between Evie and Dounby.

08 May 2015
MV Chieftain to cover Graemsay and North Hoy Route

The MV Chieftain will be on short term charter covering the Graemsay and North Hoy route, until the MV Graemsay returns to service.

08 May 2015
Polling Day Tomorrow

Orkney voters will go the polls tomorrow (May 7) for the UK Parliamentary General Election.

06 May 2015
Orkney to join VE Day Commemorations

Orkney will mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day this Friday (8th May) with a series of commemorative events.

05 May 2015
Council seeking feedback on community transport

Orkney Islands Council is seeking public views on community transport services.

05 May 2015