Orkney Islands Council
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Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Warehouse Buildings open for business

The Council's new Stromness offices are now open to the public. Read more.

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Step aboard Orkney’s first electric bus

Passengers have the chance to travel on Orkney’s first fully-electric bus, which has gone into service on the Kirkwall Airport route. Read more..

Read the latest news from Orkney Islands Council. Views sought for flood risk consultation

People across Orkney are being encouraged to take part in a consultation that will shape the first flood risk management plan for the county. 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?

Suicide - support for you 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. Find the leaflets here.

Hard copies of the booklets are available at various outlets across Orkney, including GP surgeries, Community Mental Health Team, The Blide Trust, and the Orkney Library and Archive.

Future of Secondary Provision at North Walls School

We are undertaking a consultation to establish a clear understanding of the views and aspirations of the community on the future of the secondary provision at North Walls School. Visit the consultation page.

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.

Road works at Hatston Pier access

Temporary diversions will be in place on the access to Hatston Pier and the Northlink terminal from the week commencing April 6 for a period of around 6 weeks, as part of current development of the Hatston Enterprise Area.

Hatston Pier Road will be temporarily closed from its junction with Grainshore Road throughout the period, with a temporary diversion route to and from the Hatston Pier facilities provided via Grainshore Road (adjacent to the Saverock junction), through the newly completed Hatston Enterprise Area.

This alternative access will be signposted, and traffic controls will be also be in place.

Pedestrian access through the Hatston Pier access road will be provided as indicated by traffic signs. Temporary access arrangements to adjacent properties will also in place.

Orkney Islands Council would like to thank the public in advance for their patience and cooperation during this period.

Public Holidays

The Council Offices will be closed for public holidays on the following days this year: Monday 6 April, Monday 4 May, Thursday 6 August, Friday 25 December - Monday 4 January (inclusive). Check out our calendar page for more info.