Scottish Ministers advised all local authority verifiers on 29 June 2017 that the planned changes to building warrant fees will apply from 1 July 2017. Consequently charges for all building warrant related applications received on or after 1 July 2017 will be calculated in accordance with the revised Fees table.
Forty descendants of men who died aboard HMS Vanguard will lay wreaths above the wreck next month to mark 100 years since the ship went down.
The award of £330,000 from the Scottish Government towards an initiative to help Orkney’s young people find fulfilling jobs and careers has been welcomed today (Monday 26 June).
Nine community projects across Orkney have recently benefited from funding from Orkney’s LEADER fund.
Former residents gathered this week to mark seven decades since the opening of Orkney’s original school hostel.
The possibility of creating a large scale wind farm as an important source of income for Orkney is to be investigated fully by the Council.
The winners have been announced of a competition offering a guided tour and lunch aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship during a visit to Orkney in July.
A plan that will guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters has picked up a prestigious national award.
Orkney Islands Council has launched two new services to help raise awareness of recycling in Orkney.
The launch has been announced of a major new community archaeology research and training project in Orkney.
Leader of Orkney Islands Council, James Stockan, has welcomed the publication of an Islands Bill by the Scottish Government.
A library created by children in 1860s Orkney is challenging ideas of stiff Victorian upbringings and childhoods confined to nurseries.
Orkney will welcome Royal visitors later this week when Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway travel to the islands to mark the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus.
Orkney Fair Trade Group is celebrating the county’s renewed accreditation as a Fairtrade Zone – a region where Fairtrade is widely sold, promoted, supported and understood.
Eight lucky people will get the chance to tour the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship when it is in Orkney on Friday 7 July.
Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate Alistair Carmichael has been re-elected to serve as MP for Orkney and Shetland.
An iconic and rare wooden racing boat once at risk of ruin has been brought back from the brink in Orkney, following eighteen months of painstaking restoration by a dedicated team of volunteers.