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OIC News archive from September 2016
‘About Face’ – A new exhibition at Orkney Museum

A new exhibition opens at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House next Saturday (8 October).

30 September 2016
Local Learning Disabilities Service Attracts Amy to Orkney

Folk from ‘St Colms Cards’ and ‘Wood B Good’ welcomed a Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work student, Amy Fletcher, from Salford University this week.

30 September 2016
Educational Psychology Service Helping Orkney Islands Council Get it Right for Every Child

A report by Education Scotland has highlighted the valuable role that the Council’s Educational Psychology Service is playing in ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ in Orkney.

30 September 2016
Strategy for Orkney’s arts underway

Artists and organisations are being invited to comment on a draft plan for strengthening and developing Orkney’s rich cultural scene over the next decade.

29 September 2016
Short film launched to lure votes for world leading marine plan

Orkney Islands Council has published a short film to help attract public support for a pioneering local marine planning project.

29 September 2016
Call for nominations for young volunteering award

The Orkney Youth Awards are coming up in November and as part of that organisations or members of the public can nominate a young person aged 12 – 25 for a Summit Award.

29 September 2016
Local Fire Service Provides CPR Training for Halls Association

Local folk responsible for running Orkney’s community halls received a first-aid CPR training session from the local fire service this week.

29 September 2016
Council offers former day centre as a base for Maeshowe visitors

Councillors have given their backing to plans to offer Historic Environment Scotland (HES) use of a Council building in Stenness as a temporary base for visitors to Maeshowe.

28 September 2016
OIC and HIE team up for tourism study

Orkney Islands Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are to carry out a study into the opportunities and challenges arising from the changing patterns of  tourism activity in Orkney.

27 September 2016
Fireworks Display Cancelled

The fireworks display planned for the send-off of the Boudicca on Sunday night has been cancelled.

23 September 2016
Stromness Temporary Street Closure

Victoria Street in Stromness will be closed tomorrow to allow urgent road works to be carried out. 

22 September 2016
Young Ambassadors Travel to Inverness to Meet Sporting Heroes

A group of Orkney youngsters were in Inverness this week to take part in sportscotland’s annual Young Ambassador conference.

22 September 2016
Have your say on future ferry fares

Drop-in sessions will be held next month to give the public the opportunity to comment on the Scottish Government's commitment to reduce ferry fares on Northern Isles routes.

22 September 2016
Exhibition tells the story of a remarkable dig

A new exhibition at the Orkney Museum features the archaeological excavations at the Cairns Iron Age site in South Ronaldsay.

21 September 2016
Gold star report for Burray primary

Schools inspectors have praised the “rich learning experiences” children enjoy at Burray primary school.

20 September 2016
Milestone ceremonies for new citizens

More than 50 people have taken part in the ceremonies held in the Council Chamber that mark the final step on their journey to becoming British citizens.

19 September 2016
Welcome for new islands housing fund

The Council has welcomed the announcement of new funding for affordable homes in island communities.

19 September 2016
North Ronaldsay Pupil's Poem Selected in National Competition

A poem by North Ronaldsay Primary School pupil Teigan Scott has been selected for publication in a national poetry competition. 

15 September 2016
Keeping Warm in Older Homes Event

Folk throughout Orkney who live in older homes and who are concerned about keeping their energy bills down, their homes warm and properly insulated are invited to attend a free event at The Town Hall on 27th September.

15 September 2016
Warehouse Buildings customer survey

Orkney Islands Council is seeking feedback from the community on its Stromness Warehouse Buildings through a short survey.

12 September 2016
Driving home the responsible motoring message

Professionals are teaming up over the next two days to help drive home the risks and responsibilities of being a motorist to young people in Orkney.

12 September 2016
Electoral Registration Reminder

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

12 September 2016
Orkney Islands Council to support Recycle Week 2016 - get involved and don’t let a good thing go to waste

Recycle Week 2016, which is taking place from the 12 - 18 of September, is set to see a whole host of action taking place across Scotland, with Orkney Islands Council lending its support to the campaign and encouraging others to follow suit.

09 September 2016
A Day at the Theatre for Orkney Pupils

Pupils from Stromness and Glaitness primary schools have been treated to a series of theatre performances this week.

09 September 2016
Your school community needs you

Orkney Islands Council is looking for more local people with a love for working with children to join its team of School Crossing Patrol Officers.

06 September 2016
Building warrants go online

A new service has been launched on the Orkney Islands Council website which will allow folk to submit applications for building warrants online.

06 September 2016
Traffic delays expected in Kirkwall for road works

Drivers are being advised there will be some traffic delays in Kirkwall over coming weeks while Orkney Islands Council carries out resurfacing on three roundabouts along the harbour front, and a section of Grainshore Road.

05 September 2016
Red Ensign flies for Merchant Navy Day

The Red Ensign flag will fly this Saturday 3 September over the Town Hall in Kirkwall as Orkney Islands Council joins UK-wide events in recognition of the nation's merchant seafarers.

01 September 2016