Committee papers for meetings after July 2021 can now be found in the Council Meetings Calendar
Orkney Islands Council operates with a traditional committee structure.
From May 2012, the Council’s committees were restructured to align with the revised management structure, with each executive directorate reporting to a distinct service committee.
Committee pages can be accessed from the 'More pages in this section' menu.
Membership of the Council's committees can be found from the 'Related Links' section of this page.
A number of documents, comprising the Council's Constitution, set out how the committees operate.
The Standing Orders regulate the proceedings and business of meetings of Orkney Islands Council.
The Scheme of Administration sets out the allocation of the functions of the Council among the Committees of the Council, and also delegation of authority to Committees and Sub-committees to exercise the functions of the Council.
The Scheme of Delegation to Officers sets out the allocation of functions which have been delegated to officers in order to exercise functions of the Council.
The Standing Orders, the Scheme of Administration and the Scheme of Delegation to Officers can be downloaded from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.
The Financial Regulations and the Contract Standing Orders are available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.
Details of the Council committee and sub-committee meetings are available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.