OIC Twitter Guide

OIC Twitter feeds

OIC Updates on Twitter.

Follow @OrkneyCouncil for general Council news and information, including adverse weather school closures.

Follow @OIC_Roads on Twitter for Churchill Barrier closures. Please note that conditions at the barriers are very changeable and review times stated on Twitter can change at short notice.

Other ways we keep you informed

If you have any suggestions about how we can improve our updates, please email us.

How Orkney Islands Council uses Twitter

This page sets out how Orkney Islands Council uses Twitter as part of it's wider public communications.

The OrkneyCouncil Twitter account is managed by the Council’s Communications team, on behalf of colleagues across Orkney Islands Council.

We may occasionally use some automation (such as tools which generate tweets from RSS feeds) but intend that this will not dominate the messages posted.

If you follow us, you can expect between 2-10 tweets a week, more during bad weather, covering some or all of the following:


If you follow @OrkneyCouncil we will not automatically follow you back. This is to discourage the use of direct messaging, avoid resource wasting spam handling and so that you can easily identify other key Twitter users that we think are relevant to our industry and government in who we follow. However, being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

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Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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