Orkney Islands Council
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Archive News

OIC News archive from July 2016
Special Protection Areas consultation underway

The Council is urging local people and businesses to take part in an important Scottish Government consultation this summer.

26 July 2016
Marine Plan for local waters shortlisted for award

A plan that will guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

25 July 2016
New terminal building for North Ronaldsay airport

North Ronaldsay celebrated the opening of their brand new airport building today, 20 July.

20 July 2016
Financial assistance available to Orkney artists and craft makers

Orkney Islands Council is now accepting applications from local artists and craft makers who want to develop new projects or further their practice.

20 July 2016
Public views sought on local sports facilities and pitches

Orkney Islands Council is looking for public views on the county’s sports and pitches facilities.

15 July 2016
Call to local businesses to dispose of their waste correctly

Orkney Islands Council is reminding local business owners of their responsibilities in terms of recycling and waste disposal.

14 July 2016
Orkney Islands Council welcomes ETV announcement

Orkney Islands Council has welcomed the announcement that the UK Government will continue to fund an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) stationed in the Northern Isles.

14 July 2016
Community Learning class charges to increase

The costs of community learning classes are to be increased from 1 August.

11 July 2016
Surface dressing update

Weather permitting, Orkney Islands Council will be carrying out surface dressing and road marking operations next week.

08 July 2016
Local employers surveyed on skills needs

Local businesses are being asked to complete a survey on the types of skills they want future employees to have.

08 July 2016
Huge thumbs up for Council’s Customer Services Team

Orkney Islands Council’s Customer Services team has received top marks from the public for their polite and friendly welcome.

08 July 2016
Islands renewables discussed with Energy Secretary

High-level talks have been held with the UK Government aimed at ensuring long term benefits for Orkney from renewable energy.

06 July 2016
Bag that poo – any bin will do

Public bins across Orkney will now carry the message that when it comes to dog poo – any bin will do.

01 July 2016
Views sought on Kirkwall THI social spaces project

A new project by the Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (KTHI) is aiming to breathe new life into some of Kirkwall’s social spaces.

01 July 2016