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OIC News archive from August 2017
Road works in central Kirkwall

The Council will be carrying out essential repairs to Albert Street, Bridge Street and Victoria Street, Kirkwall, over the latter part of this week and next week.

29 August 2017
2017 Community Council Elections Reminder

A further call has gone out for nominations for the 2017 Community Council elections – with a reminder of some of the key projects that Orkney’s community councils have been involved in over the last few years.

25 August 2017
Special offer composters sell out in a day

A new Council initiative to help people in Orkney turn food waste into garden compost has proved a great success with a special offer on food and garden waste digesters selling out in less than 24 hours.

25 August 2017
Tenants Day for Council and OHAL householders

Orkney Islands Council and Orkney Housing Association are holding a Tenants Day on Friday 1 September.

23 August 2017
From beggars to bishops - stories from the Cathedral graveyard

Stroll through centuries of stories buried within the grounds of St Magnus Cathedral, with the help of a new self-guided tour of the graveyard.

23 August 2017
Welcome for cheaper fares announcement

Orkney Islands Council has welcomed a Scottish Government scheme to significantly reduce ferry fares on routes between the Northern Isles and mainland Scotland.

22 August 2017
Your vote matters... don’t lose it

Orkney’s electors are being asked to complete their annual Electoral Registration Household Enquiry Form.

18 August 2017
Work at school hostel

Scaffolding is being put up ahead of work to replace fascia, soffit and barge boards fitted at Papdale Halls of Residence in Kirkwall.

18 August 2017
Could you be a Community Councillor?

Elections for Orkney’s 20 Community Councils are now underway.

18 August 2017
School Journey Reminder

With pupils returning to school on Tuesday, the chair of the local Road Safety Forum is reminding local drivers to be extra vigilant on the roads.

17 August 2017
Help record the wildlife at Happy Valley

Ever wondered what’s involved in wildlife recording? Head along to a ‘Bio Blitz’ in Happy Valley this Saturday 19 August.

15 August 2017
Artists and craft makers fund reopens

A scheme aimed at helping local artists and craftspeople take their creative and business ideas to the next level is open again for applications, following renewed backing from Creative Scotland.

15 August 2017
Gas safety awareness

An initiative to promote the safe use of gas in homes and businesses is being undertaking by Orkney Islands Council’s Environmental Health Team.

11 August 2017
Road repairs in Stromness next week

There will be road closures in Stromness on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week to enable road repairs to be carried out.

09 August 2017
Exam results today for Orkney pupils

Pupils across Orkney will today (Tuesday 8 August) be receiving their examination results from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

08 August 2017
It might be summer - but get ready for cold weather ahead

The Council is advising householders to think ahead to winter – with funding available to keep homes warm and cut fuel bills.

07 August 2017
Funding awarded for harbour overhaul in Westray

Orkney Islands Council has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government of £1.7 million in funding towards a major upgrade of the harbour at Pierowall in Westay.

06 August 2017
Dunning’s historic achievement remembered

The first aircraft landing on the deck of a moving ship was marked today (Wednesday 2 August) in Orkney – with the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier forming an impressive background to the centenary commemoration.

02 August 2017
Scapa Flow visit planned by giant aircraft carrier

The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier is expected to visit Scapa Flow tomorrow (Wednesday 2 August) – 100 years to the day since a plane landed on the deck of a moving ship for the first time.

01 August 2017
Flypast on centenary of Dunning’s historic landing

A new memorial to pioneering pilot Edwin Dunning will be unveiled in Orkney tomorrow (Wednesday 2 August).

01 August 2017