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OIC News archive from June 2015
Orkney College students pave the way of health promotion in Orkney

Students from Orkney College UHI have had a unique opportunity to work in partnership with the Scottish Health Council (SHC) on compiling a report that promotes healthy living among children in Orkney.

29 June 2015
Ferry returns to service

The MV Graemsay is set to return to its run this weekend.

25 June 2015
Listen live or listen again … audio casting Council meetings

The latest live broadcast of a Council meeting is set to take place on Friday (June 26).

25 June 2015
P7 pupils try their hand at bowls

The Kirkwall Bowling Club had some new contenders attend recently with 95 P7 pupils having a go on the green.

24 June 2015
Learning opportunities for those working with children and young people

A new guide highlights opportunities for people working with children, young people and families in Orkney to expand their knowledge and skills.

23 June 2015
‘Positive Coaching’ Accolade for Dounby Primary School

Dounby Primary School has become the first primary school in Orkney to be named as a Positive Coaching School.

23 June 2015
Date set for West Mainland by-election

A by-election is to be held in August for the return of a Councillor for the West Mainland ward following the death of Alistair Gordon last month.

22 June 2015
Ferry company plans support for isles farmers

Orkney Ferries is putting contingency plans in place for the bulk shipment of animal forage and fodder if required by farmers in the North and South Isles.

22 June 2015
Armed Forces Day in Orkney

People have the chance to show their appreciation and support for Orkney’s links with the military when this year’s Armed Forces Day is marked on Saturday June 27.

19 June 2015
Roots of Empathy teaches ‘emotional literacy’ in the classroom

Children at three primary schools in Orkney have been enjoying a unique learning experience with the help of their own “tiny teacher”.

16 June 2015
Drop in to view proposals for Weyland Housing Development

The public are being invited to attend a public drop-in session to view plans for a future development on the outskirts of Kirkwall in advance of a planning application being submitted later this year.

15 June 2015
Consultants appointed to investigate local abattoir requirements

Orkney Islands Council, in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), has appointed consultants to undertake a comprehensive study of the county’s future abattoir needs.  

15 June 2015
Hope pupils spark balloons debate

Children from the Hope Community School watched from the public gallery as concerns they raised about the release of balloons and sky lanterns were debated by Councillors.

12 June 2015
Get Behind Public Vote for KGS Young Enterprise Team

Kirkwall Grammar School's Young Enterprise team head off to the Scottish Finals this week - and are looking for local folk to get behind them in a public vote.

12 June 2015
Arctic Convoy Gifts for Lyness Museum

Orkney Islands Council has been recognised by the Russian Consul for the work they have done to honour those who served as part of the Arctic Convoy in World War Two.

12 June 2015
Orkney Beacon Painter Appointed

A contractor for a unique paint job in Orkney has been appointed.

11 June 2015
Leyla Goes For Gold

Leyla Gunn from Stromness has become the first person from Orkney to gain a Gold Youth Achievement Award (YAA). The Gold YAA has been rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority as comparable to a Higher.

11 June 2015
New concessionary travel system takes flight in the islands

Concessionary travel card users on two of Scotland’s smallest and most remote island communities are set to be the first in Scotland to use new technology to make their journeys easier.

10 June 2015
‘Peedie’ Football Festival and Dance Session

Children from eight primary schools across Orkney enjoyed a morning of football skills and four-a-side games during a special coaching session at Papdale Primary School’s 3G pitch.

10 June 2015
Have your say on Pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan

A consultation is being launched on a plan that will be used to guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters.

09 June 2015
Memorial Survey Completed

Orkney Islands Council’s Development and Marine Planning team has just completed a major piece of work to record details of all the war memorials in the county.

09 June 2015
Audio casting set to go live

Two meetings are due to be broadcast live this week from the Council Chamber in Kirkwall.

09 June 2015
Broad Street proposals on show and online

Proposals for potential improvements to the Broad Street area can now be viewed online as well as at an exhibition in Kirkwall.

09 June 2015
P7 Pupils Enjoy Transition Festival

The Council’s Active Schools team held their annual Transition Sport festivals recently.

05 June 2015
Stromness Pupils Handover an MV Hamnavoe to the MV Hamnavoe

Pupils from Stromness Primary School handed over a unique gift to Northlink Ferries this week.

04 June 2015
Sanday Community School reaches final for renewable energy competition

Pupils at Sanday Community School are in the running for a prestigious award after creating their own renewable energy device.

03 June 2015
Transport top of agenda at Islands group meeting

A forum will be set up to consider strategic transport issues affecting Scotland’s islands, as agreed today during a meeting of the Island Areas Ministerial Working Group held in Orkney today.

02 June 2015
Broad Street proposals to go on show

The team appointed by Orkney Islands Council to come up with designs for potential improvements to the Broad Street area of Kirkwall is to hold a public exhibition of the proposals.

02 June 2015