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OIC News archive from September 2015
First steps towards Islands Bill announced

People in Orkney are being urged to take part in a consultation on plans for new legislation aimed at empowering island communities.

30 September 2015
OHAC News – first newsletter for Orkney Health and Care

A newsletter for the new joint board that will deliver integrated health and social care services for Orkney will be released on Thursday (1 October).

30 September 2015
Turf cutting ceremony marks start of access to new hospital

Development of Scapa Link Road, which will provide access to Orkney’s new Hospital and Healthcare Facilities, begins this week.

28 September 2015
Mental Health Awareness Event

To mark Scottish Mental Health Week, the Orkney Equality Forum is holding an awareness raising event on Monday, 5 October 2015.

25 September 2015
Unanimous Support from Orkney Councillors for Refugees

Orkney Islands Council’s Elected Members agreed unanimously this week to offer support to those affected by the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe.

25 September 2015
International Marine Environment Conference Gathers in Kirkwall

Orkney Islands Council will play host to an international marine environmental conference this week.

22 September 2015
Interest to be tested in Barriers tidal project

Orkney Islands Council is to test interest in the development of a marine energy project involving the Churchill Barriers.

22 September 2015
Remember to register, your vote counts

Properties in Orkney who have not yet responded to their annual Electoral Registration Household Enquiry form will now have received a reminder.

22 September 2015
Orkney College UHI lecturer travels to Falkland Islands to help boost tourism

Orkney College UHI Curriculum Leader of Hospitality and Tourism, Anne Hill has been invited by Falkland Islands Government (FIG) to travel across the globe and deliver WorldHost training.

18 September 2015
A decade of care at Kalisgarth

Westray’s Kalisgarth Care Centre will celebrate their 10 year anniversary next week.

18 September 2015
Orkney LEADER launches new Facebook page

A new Facebook page has been launched following the announcement that the Orkney LEADER Programme has been allocated over £2.5million of funding.

16 September 2015
Local Business Gateway Continues to Support Orkney Start-Ups

Orkney’s Business Gateway Service continues to go from strength to strength according to a recent review by the national Business Gateway Service.

16 September 2015
‘Eyes on the Prize’ comes to Orkney

Scotland’s Travelling Gallery returns to Orkney next week.

11 September 2015
Doorstep Traders Reminder

Following notification from the public the Council’s Trading Standards Service is reminding consumers of their rights when buying goods or services at their doorstep.

11 September 2015
Funding secured for Orkney LEADER Programme

Orkney has been allocated over £2.5million of funding to deliver the Orkney LEADER Programme until 2020.

10 September 2015
Audio casting Council meetings

Tomorrow’s (Thursday, September 10) meeting of Orkney Islands Council’s Development and Infrastructure Committee will be broadcast live.

09 September 2015
Council says strong case remains for Inverness control room reprieve

Orkney Islands Council has welcomed a further postponement of plans to close the Police control room in Inverness.

08 September 2015
Local Development Plan Consultation Closes on 16 September

Members of the public have just over a week to give their views on an important planning consultation document

08 September 2015
Culture Fund supports wild camping residencies

A unique project part funded by Orkney Islands Council will see five artists taking part in a ‘wild camp’ experience across the county this month.

04 September 2015
Culture fund available for First World War commemorations

A fund to support cultural events and activities commemorating two key events during the First World War has been launched by Orkney Islands Council.

01 September 2015