Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Archive News

OIC News archive from August 2015
Do you feel you have enough support as a parent? Online survey now available

People across Orkney have the chance to give feedback on how they feel support services and information for parents are available.

31 August 2015
Education Summit meets in Orkney to discuss island challenges

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, will be in Orkney this week to lead an education summit between Council leaders, Councillors and officers from Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.

25 August 2015
Flag hoisting to say ‘thank you seafarers’ on Merchant Navy Day

On Merchant Navy Day, September 3, Orkney Islands Council will fly the Red Ensign at the Council Offices at School Place, Kirkwall.

25 August 2015
Share your views on working together in Orkney

A consultation gets underway this week which will help shape the future of partnership working in Orkney.

25 August 2015
Surf and Turf … your chance to find out more about hydrogen in Orkney

A series of events during September will highlight Orkney’s pioneering role in creating a new use for power harnessed from the wind and tides.

20 August 2015
Rachael King Elected as New West Mainland Councillor

Orkney Manifesto Group candidate Rachael King has today (August 19) been elected as the new Councillor for Orkney’s West Mainland ward.

20 August 2015
Hatston Pier gets new water supply for commercial use

A new and enhanced water supply for Hatston Pier recently took a significant step towards completion with the delivery of a new purpose built pumping station.

18 August 2015
Council welcomes twelve new probationary teachers

Orkney’s schools will see twelve new probationary teachers joining the classroom this year.

18 August 2015
Who will be the West Mainland's new Councillor?

Orkney’s West Mainland voters will go to the polls on Tuesday (18 August) to choose a new Councillor for the ward.

14 August 2015
Your vote matters ... make sure you’re registered

Orkney residents should receive their annual Electoral Registration Household Enquiry form through the post in the coming days.

12 August 2015
What skills does Orkney’s future workforce need? Employer views sought by OIC

Orkney Islands Council is seeking the views of local employers on the skills they feel the county’s future workforce should be equipped with.

11 August 2015
Home owners asked to take part in housing survey

A new survey will provide a comprehensive picture of modern-day housing conditions in Orkney.

07 August 2015
Share your thoughts on new wind energy guidance

Orkney Islands Council’s planning guidance for wind turbine projects is set to be updated later this year.

07 August 2015
Final Round of Arts and Crafts Funding Available

A final round of the Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award Scheme is now open for applications.

07 August 2015
Exam results today for Orkney pupils

Pupils throughout Orkney are receiving their examination results today (Tuesday, August 4) from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

04 August 2015
Orkney Museum awarded funding to improve access to archaeology collection

Orkney Islands Council has secured funding from Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) to make Orkney Museum’s world class archaeology collection easier to access by researchers and the wider public.

03 August 2015
Pier available again after vessel incident

Hatston Pier will be used by the ferry from Aberdeen this evening following the incident last night which resulted in an alternative berth being used.

01 August 2015