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Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Jutland preparations – new details announced 

The Council has announced the road closures and parking restrictions that will be in place for the Battle of Jutland Commemorations in Kirkwall. Details of the events commemorating Jutland and the loss of HMS Hampshire can be found here. Commuters travelling to Kirkwall for work, and people wishing to view the Jutland events, are being encouraged to use local bus services if possible on Tuesday 31 May. Find out more here.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Tickets available for Hampshire commemorations

Find out how to book tickets for the HMS Hampshire commemoration service on Sunday June 5 - and for the free bus service to and from the event. Read more

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Watch the Council’s latest video – ‘Planning in Orkney’

The Council has published its most recent video, ‘Planning in Orkney’, to raise awareness on a public consultation that is currently underway. Read 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?

Council email problem

Efforts are under way to address a problem which is preventing email from reaching some Council services.

If you receives a 'bounce-back' after sending an email to the Council, please resend your message here or phone on 01856873535.

The Proposed Plan and Supplementary Guidance: Settlement Statements

On 5 May, the Council published for consultation the Proposed Plan 2016, the Action Programme 2016, draft Supplementary Guidance on the Settlement Statements and the Proposed Plan Environmental Report. Visit the page to read the Proposed Plan.

Audio casting

You can listen to debates as they happen in the Council Chamber. Meetings of the main Committees and the Full Council are broadcast live. We also provide a listen-again service, with audio recordings made available within two working days of the meetings taking place.

Listen live or listen again via the relevant Committee entry in  the Diary of Council Meetings calendar.

Suicide - support for you in Orkney. Two booklets offer help and advice

Orkney Health and Care and ChooseLife Scotland have joined together in producing two booklets to let people who have been bereaved or affected by a suicide - or those who may be having thoughts of taking their own life - know that they don’t need to cope alone. Find the leaflets here.

Council Charges Register

The Council Charges Register is now available and includes all fees and charges in relation to the full range of Council services. The Register can be viewed in full on the Charges Register page.