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Orkney Islands Council Byelaws

Some of the current byelaws in Orkney are available in this section. Please note this section is new and the information is therefore not exhaustive. For further information, contact the Council's Legal team on 01856873535 or by email.

What is a Byelaw?

Byelaws can be made by local authorities concerning issues within the scope of their geographic or other areas of responsibility. Byelaws are usually created when there is no general legislation that deals with an issue that concerns people in a local area. If a council wishes to make a byelaw it must advertise the proposed byelaw to allow local people a chance to comment, before applying to the Secretary of State for approval.

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