Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney


Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. 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. Read more.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. 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.  Read more.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. An Orkney Civil Marriage or Partnership ceremony - anytime, anyplace,anywhere

Orkney’s registrars can now perform Civil Marriages or Civil Partnerships all year round, anywhere in the countyRead more.

For all news from Orkney Islands Council visit the 'News' tab at the top of this page.

Adverse weather alerts. Adverse weather alerts

OIC Updates: Links to information on disruptions to Council services and Churchill Barrier and school closures - as well as other handy numbers for when the weather is making life unpredictable.

What's New? 

Messages problem resolved

A number of messages sent online using "contact us" forms on the Council website may not have got through.

A technical problem prevented the messages from reaching the customer services team. The problem has now been resolved.

The Council apologises for any inconvenience caused. If people are still waiting for a response to a query, please get in touch again using the "contact us" forms on the website, or by sending an email , or by phone: 01856 873535.


OIC Community Learning Guide

Do you fancy learning a new skill or increasing your knowledge on a range of subjects.  The Council’s Community Learning Guide is out and you can start booking your place on a course NOW!  Check out the web page for more details.


Economic Development Grant Scheme

Are you a local entrepreneur?  Orkney Islands Council has updated and relaunched its Economic Development Grants Scheme. Why not check if your business or business idea qualifies for financial support.  Read more.