Orkney Islands Council
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Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Date set for by-election

A By-Election is to be held for the return of a Councillor for the Kirkwall West and Orphir Ward following the resignation of Jack Moodie last month. Read more.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Special delivery for looked after children

Looked after children in Orkney will soon be gifted with a very special keepsake - a beautifully hand crafted quilt or blanket, lovingly made in Orkney. Read more.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Stromness primary pupils place Daniel in powerful pupil position

Stromness Primary School P6 pupil Daniel Kirkpatrick was handed some serious responsibility recently, when he took on the role of Junior Head Teacher for the day last weekRead 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.

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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.