Orkney Islands Council
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News From Orkney Islands Council

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Special Protection Areas consultation underway 

The Council is urging local people and businesses to take part in an important Scottish Government consultation this summer. Read more about the Special Protection Areas consultation

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Marine Plan for local waters shortlisted for award

A plan that will guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Read more about the project and how to take part in the voting process

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. New terminal building for North Ronaldsay airfield 

The opening of a brand new facility is being celebrated in North Ronaldsay. Find out more about the opening ceremony for the island's new terminal building.

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?

Mobile library service

A new timetable for Orkney’s mobile library service starts on Monday 1 August.

The timetable is available here

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.

The next meetings to be broadcast will be displayed here:

All start at 10:30.

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.