Orkney Islands Council
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OIC News archive from September 2014
Convener appointed president of Islands Commission

Orkney Islands Council Convener Steven Heddle has been elected as President of the Islands Commission of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR).

30 September 2014
Stenness Loch update

Orkney Island Council's Environmental Health team is advising that the water in Stenness Loch has been tested by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and now appears to be free from blue-green algae.

26 September 2014
Small change, big benefits

Local folk will soon have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to make healthier choices, while at the same time saving a bit on their weekly budget, thanks to an exciting new collaboration between The Learning Link, NHS Orkney, the Pickaquoy Centre and Kirkwall’s Tesco store.

23 September 2014
Five day road closure on Hoy

Sections of the B9047 road on Hoy will be closed to vehicles during the day, for five days from this Monday (September 29), to enable the Council to carry out repair and strengthening works at four locations.

23 September 2014
Possible blue-green algae bloom Stenness Loch

Following reports of a dog becoming ill after swimming in Stenness Loch, Orkney Island Council Environmental Health team is advising that the water may be affected by a bloom of blue-green algae.

19 September 2014
Orkney Counting Officer announces votes cast in Referendum

The Counting Officer for Orkney Islands Council, Alistair Buchan, has announced the total votes cast for each answer in the Scottish Independence Referendum.

19 September 2014
Polling Station Reminder

Orkney's Counting Officer for the Scottish Independence Referendum, Alistair Buchan, is reminding voters to check the location of their polling station.

16 September 2014
Busy year ahead for cruise visits

The number of cruise ships visiting Orkney in 2015 is expected to exceed this year’s total of 79.

16 September 2014