Orkney Islands Council
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Archive News

OIC News archive from May 2016
Big Navy presence for Jutland events

A flotilla of Royal Navy and Federal German Navy warships will be stationed in Orkney for the Battle of Jutland commemorations.

26 May 2016
Working together to make our roads safer

Orkney’s road safety plan for the next four years is now available online.

26 May 2016
Jutland commemorations – parking and bus availability

The Council is encouraging commuters travelling to Kirkwall for work, and people wishing to view the Battle of Jutland events, to take advantage of local bus services if possible on Tuesday 31 May.

25 May 2016
Business Gateway seeks feedback from local enterprises

Orkney Islands Council has launched its biennial business survey and is seeking contributions from a wide-range of enterprises.

25 May 2016
Stromness Primary Roof Works to Start

Work is due to start this week on replacing the slates on the roof of Stromness Primary School.

25 May 2016
Tenants for Former Stromness Library Building

Orkney Islands Council is to welcome new tenants into the former Stromness Library building later this year.

25 May 2016
Foreland Road officially opens

The new link road built in Kirkwall was marked with an official road opening ceremony this morning (24 May).

24 May 2016
Students blend music and art for the Orkney Folk Festival

Local art students have teamed up with the Orkney Folk Festival to create a limited edition t-shirt design for the 2016 festival.

24 May 2016
Watch the Council’s latest video – ‘Planning in Orkney’

The Council published a video, ‘Planning in Orkney’, to raise awareness on a public consultation which took place between 5 May and 16 June 2016.

24 May 2016
Anti-Scam Campaign - Call Blockers Success

The Anti-Scam Charity, Think Jessica, is running a two week campaign highlighting the blight of scammers in all their forms.

23 May 2016
Historic Orkney racing yole to be restored

One of the oldest racing yoles in Orkney will go back on display after being awarded funding to conserve it.

19 May 2016
Jutland preparations – new details announced

Orkney Islands Council has announced the road closures and parking restrictions that will be in place for the Battle of Jutland Commemorations in Kirkwall.

18 May 2016
Tickets available for Hampshire commemorations

On a stormy night almost a century ago the warship HMS Hampshire struck a mine to the west of Orkney and sank with devastating loss of life.

17 May 2016
Let’s talk recycling!

Orkney Islands Council is to run another live Facebook Chat with local folk this Thursday (19th May).

17 May 2016
Pupils looking to be bowled over at festival

Primary school pupils are due to try their hand at a spot of bowling this week (Tuesday 17 May).

16 May 2016
Norwegian Constitution Day celebrations are fast approaching

Visitors from Norway will travel to Orkney to take part in the annual celebrations for Norwegian Constitution Day next Tuesday (May 17).

13 May 2016
Try your hand at cutting peats

The chance to have a go at peat cutting is on offer in Orkney this weekend.

13 May 2016
HMS Hampshire wreck assessed

A seabed survey has been carried out to assess the condition of HMS Hampshire, which sank after hitting a mine off Marwick Head in June 2016.

13 May 2016
First World War commemorative programme published

Details have been published of forthcoming events in Orkney commemorating the Battle of Jutland and the loss of HMS Hampshire.

10 May 2016
Result announced for Orkney constituency

Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate Liam McArthur has been re-elected to serve as Orkney's MSP.

06 May 2016
New attraction for shoppers in Kirkwall

A major new town centre project to rejuvenate 17 Bridge Street to an outdoor and cycling shop is nearing completion, with the refurbished premises due to open this Saturday (7 May).

03 May 2016
Final chance to have your say on the next Orkney Local Development Plan

Orkney Islands Council is seeking public views on the county’s Proposed Local Development Plan.

03 May 2016