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OIC News archive from August 2016
Company to explore decommissioning plans for Lyness

Orkney Islands Council is giving a specialist company the opportunity to investigate Lyness’ potential as a base for North Sea oil and gas decommissioning work.

31 August 2016
Islands Bill announced

The Council has welcomed an announcement by the Scottish Government that legislation to empower Scotland’s island communities is to be progressed.

23 August 2016
Plans for new St Peters House go on show

Architects’ drawings of the new St Peters House will be on display in Kirkwall and Stromness from this Thursday (August 25).

23 August 2016
Car parking charges to change from Saturday

Orkney Islands Council is reminding drivers that some car parking charges will be increasing from this Saturday (August 27).

23 August 2016
Remembering those who served – and the events that marked their sacrifice

A review of this year’s World War One commemorations highlights their considerable impact in Orkney and much further afield.

23 August 2016
Stromness Primary Roof Works Completed for New Term

Re-tiling work on the roof at Stromness Primary School has been completed in time for the new school year starting on Tuesday (23 August).

19 August 2016
Kirkwall THI scheme helps to fund warm welcome to Orkney

Funding from the Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (KTHI) has helped 52 local folk complete World Host training.  

19 August 2016
Funding Workshop for Local Artists and Makers

Artists and makers interested in applying for arts funding are being invited to come along to an information workshop.

19 August 2016
Warehouse Buildings Visitor Figures are Blooming Marvellous

Stromness’ Warehouse Buildings welcomed a record number of visitors in July with more than 3850 visitors using the building.

18 August 2016
Your vote still matters. Don’t lose it.

Orkney’s electors may have already voted twice this year, but they are now being asked to complete their annual Electoral Registration Household Enquiry form which has been delivered in the past few days.

17 August 2016
Look Out, Kids About!

With the county’s schools opening again for the new school year on Tuesday August 23, Orkney Islands Council is urging drivers to be extra vigilant on the roads.

15 August 2016
Award-winning Orkney Welcomes Milestone Cruise Visitor

Orkney’s 750,000 cruise ship passenger stepped ashore in Kirkwall on Wednesday (10 August) to a real Orcadian welcome.

12 August 2016
Rescheduled car seat safety clinic

A drop-in 'clinic' supported by Orkney Islands Council aimed at helping stamp out unsafe car seat use is visiting Orkney on August 17. 

09 August 2016
Get Waste Aware this show

If you are going to the Dounby or County shows this week, visit Orkney Islands Council ‘Waste Aware’ stand and speak to the Council’s Waste Management team.

09 August 2016
Event to help local firms do business better with the Council

Orkney Islands Council is inviting local firms who have or would like a business link with the Council to come along to a ‘Meet the Buyer’ day.

09 August 2016
Exam results today for Orkney pupils

Pupils across Orkney will today (Tuesday, August 9) be receiving their examination results from the Scottish Qualification Authority.

09 August 2016
New funds for fishing sector and communities

A new pot of funding aimed at supporting fishing industries and communities is now open to applications, through Orkney Islands Council.

04 August 2016
Two community groups benefit from first round of LEADER funding

Two local organisations have been awarded funding through the Orkney LEADER programme to take their projects forward.

01 August 2016