Orkney Islands Council
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Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. OIOF success at Scottish Public Service Awards

The Leaders and Chief Executives of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council and Shetland Islands Council, representing the Our Islands Our Future campaign, have won the Leadership category at the Scottish Public Service Awards. Read more

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Suicide support in Orkney - two new 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. Read more.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Funding paves the way for voluntary sector hub 

Orkney Islands Council and Voluntary Action Orkney have announced the approval of funding for a project to extend Kirkwall Travel Centre for VAO and associated voluntary sector organisations.  Read more.

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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? 

Christmas opening times

The Council Offices will be closed to the public for the festive season from 4pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 9am on Monday 5 January. For more information on Council facility opening times and emergency contact details this holiday, click here.


Follow new Twitter feed for barrier updates

The Council has launched a new standalone Twitter feed giving updates on conditions at the Churchill Barriers. Read more.   


Winter is here

Orkney Islands Council is encouraging people across the county to make sure they are well prepared for whatever this winter brings. Read more.


Council’s planning and regulatory services seeking feedback

Have you lodged a planning application recently, applied for permission to carry out building works, or asked the Council for consumer advice?  Why not fill in our survey .


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.