Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Committee Membership

Chairs and Vice Chairs of committees are as follows:

Standing Committees

Development and Infrastructure Committee

  • Chair: Councillor James Stockan.
  • Vice Chair: Councillor Graham Sinclair.
  • Membership: Maurice Davidson; Andrew Drever; Jim Foubister; Stephen Hagan; Steven Heddle; Rachael King; Leslie Manson; Gwenda Shearer; Bill Stout; David Tullock.

Education, Leisure and Housing Committee

  • Chair: Councillor Harvey Johnston.
  • Vice Chair: Councillor Stephen Clackson.
  • Membership: Janice Annal; Alan Clouston; Rob Crichton; Jim Foubister; Steven Heddle; Russ Madge; Jimmy Moar; John Richards; Gwenda Shearer; Owen Tierney.

Monitoring and Audit Committee

  • Chair: Councillor David Tullock.
  • Vice Chair: Councillor Bill Stout.
  • Membership: Stephen Clackson; Alan Clouston; Maurice Davidson; Stephen Hagan; John Richards.

Orkney Health and Care

  • Chair: Councillor Russ Madge.
  • Vice Chair: Councillor Alan Clouston.
  • Current membership: Janice Annal; John Richards; Gwenda Shearer; Bill Stout.

Policy and Resources Committee

  • Chair: Convener Steven Heddle.
  • Vice Chair: Vice Convener Jim Foubister.
  • Membership: All Councillors.

Regulatory Committees

Planning Committee

  • Chair: Councillor Rob Crichton.
  • Vice Chair: Councillor Owen Tierney.
  • Membership: Janice Annal; Maurice Davidson; Andrew Drever; Harvey Johnston; Rachael King; Leslie Manson; Jimmy Moar; Graham Sinclair; James Stockan; Bill Stout.

Licensing Sub-committee

  • Chair: Councillor John Richards.
  • Vice Chair: Councillor Owen Tierney.
  • Membership: Gwenda Shearer; David Tullock; Jimmy Moar; Russ Madge; Stephen Clackson; Graham Sinclair.

Details of each of the Standing Committees of Orkney Islands Council are outlined in the Committee Membership document, and can be downloaded from the 'Related Downloads' section on this page.

Elected Members of Orkney Islands Council also serve on a number of joint committees, working groups and other bodies. Details of appointments are also outlined in the Committee Membership document.

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