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Archive News

OIC News archive from September 2017
Orkney's Cruise Season comes to an end

Orkney has received its final cruise call of the season.

29 September 2017
Ballot Paper reminder

Voters in Orkney are reminded that their Community Council ballot papers must be returned by October 12.

29 September 2017
Rae Freedom of Orkney ceremony this weekend

A ceremony in Stromness this weekend will bestow the Freedom of Orkney upon explorer Dr John Rae.

29 September 2017
Childcare and Social Care on the agenda at Meet the Buyer event

Local businesses are being reminded about the Council’s forthcoming ‘Meet the Buyer’ day – as the final programme for the event is announced.

29 September 2017
Council to commission new pilot vessel

Orkney Islands Council has given its approval for the purchase of a new pilot launch.

29 September 2017
Holyrood comes to Orkney to hear views on Islands Bill

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee will hold a public meeting in Orkney on Monday evening (2 October).

28 September 2017
Orkney’s Sustainable Energy Strategy unveiled

A Sustainable Energy Strategy for Orkney was launched as part of the official opening of the world leading Surf ‘n’ Turf project.

28 September 2017
Surf 'n' Turf hydrogen fuel cell unveiled in Orkney

The pioneering Surf 'n' Turf hydrogen community energy project has been launched in Orkney by the Scottish Government's Business, Innovation and Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse.

28 September 2017
Local groups urged to go for the ‘perfect package’ of community funding

Groups in Orkney who are looking to carry out a community based project are being urged to consider applying for Orkney Islands Council’s ‘perfect package’ of funding – the LEADER fund and the Community Development Fund.

26 September 2017
Energy saving funding available

The Council is reminding residents of funding that could help cut fuel bills and keep homes warm this winter.

25 September 2017
Places and Spaces public consultation

Ideas for highlighting Kirkwall’s heritage are being displayed to the public early next month.

25 September 2017
Sagas and stills – chance to explore Highland Park’s history

A unique opportunity to research the history of Orkney’s Highland Park Distillery is on offer at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

22 September 2017
Community Council Ballot Papers Out Next Week

Ballot papers for elections to Orkney’s community councils are being sent out to voters next week.

22 September 2017
Orkney: It’s Time to Make your Metals Matter!

Households in Orkney will now be able to recycle aerosols, kitchen foil and foil tray products as part of the fortnightly green bin collections.

22 September 2017
Be wary of uninvited sales people

Orkney Islands Council trading standards and Police Scotland have issued a warning after reports that traders visiting the area are offering machinery, tools and other goods for sale.

18 September 2017
Care Home Contract Awarded to Local Firm

The contract for the construction of the replacement St Peter's House in Stromness has been awarded to local company Orkney Builders (Contractors) Ltd.

 

14 September 2017
Orkney Visit for Care Review Team

Two of the team involved in an independent review of Scotland’s care system have been in Orkney to learn from the experiences of local people.

14 September 2017
Stromness Research Campus Tender Documents Available

Tender documents for the construction of a multi-million pound research and innovation campus in Stromness are to be published this week.

14 September 2017
October Launch for ActiveIslands Scheme

Folk living on Orkney's inner and outer isles are set to benefit from a new membership option under Orkney's ActiveLife scheme.

12 September 2017
New recognition for youth awards milestones

Orkney Islands Council has teamed up with the Pickaquoy Centre and Stromness Swimming Pool to reward young people completing accredited awards through youth work in the county, including Dynamic Youth and Youth Achievement. 

11 September 2017
Take care on wet roads

Orkney Islands Council’s Head of Infrastructure and Strategic Projects, Darren Richardson, has reminded motorists to drive carefully following this morning’s heavy rainfall.

11 September 2017
Increased Tourist Numbers on the Development and Infrastructure Agenda Next Week

Orkney Islands Council’s Development and Infrastructure Committee will this week (Tuesday 12 September) consider a report on the continued growth of the  tourism industry in the county.

08 September 2017
Local businesses invited to 'Meet the Buyer'

Local businesses who are interested in doing business with the public sector in Orkney are being invited to attend a 'Meet the Buyer' event next month.

08 September 2017
Deadline for community council nominations extended

The deadline for nominations from people wanting to stand for their local Community Council has been extended until 17.00 on Monday 18 September.

06 September 2017
Fiona forges ahead with art and craft makers award

Local artists and craft makers can hear from a Stromness-based metalworker, Fiona Sanderson, about how a scheme run by the Council has helped boost her skills, at a workshop this Wednesday evening (6 September).

04 September 2017
Shapinsay recycling disruption

Shapinsay residents are advised of a change to their recycling collection this week.

04 September 2017
Dedicated Halls Volunteers to Come Together for Annual Event

The dedicated volunteers who run Orkney’s halls and community centres will come together this week for the annual Halls Event. 

04 September 2017
Orkney Harbours Website Revamped

The Orkney Harbours website has been refreshed with a brand new look

01 September 2017
Travelling Gallery visits Orkney again

Scotland’s Travelling Gallery returns to Orkney next week (9 September) featuring works by artist Lauren Printy Currie.

01 September 2017