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OIC News archive from January 2019
Papdale drop-in planned

A drop-in event takes place later this week (Friday 1 February) to give people the chance to talk over ideas for the future development of Papdale East Playpark and surrounding footpaths.

28 January 2019
Games residency for island artists

An exciting opportunity is on offer to local artists – an arts residency at this year’s Island Games in Gibraltar.

25 January 2019
Further Stromness road closures next week

Roads in central Stromness will be closed for a short period next week to enable Orkney Islands Council to complete flagstone repairs.

25 January 2019
Campus appoints executive manager

The new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC) in Stromness has appointed an executive manager following a recent recruitment campaign.

24 January 2019
Website overhaul beginning soon

A comprehensive makeover of Orkney Islands Council’s website is about to get underway.

23 January 2019
Work at Shapinsay slip starting soon

Work to improve the marshalling and parking areas next to the Shapinsay Slip in Kirkwall is due to start next week.

21 January 2019
OIC makes urgent call for fair ferries funding

Orkney Islands Council is calling on the Scottish Government to honour a commitment to provide fully fair funding for the county’s inter-island ferry service.

21 January 2019
Town centre work getting underway

A temporary one-way system is in place ready for street improvement works to begin in Kirkwall.

16 January 2019
Stromness road closures next week

Roads in central Stromness will be closed for periods of time next week to enable Orkney Islands Council to carry out flagstone repairs.

15 January 2019
Round two for Visual Artists and Craft Makers fund

A funding scheme for local artists and craftspeople has reopened for a second round of applications.

15 January 2019
Funding bids invited

A trust fund is inviting applications for support towards educational projects that benefit people in Orkney.

11 January 2019
Christmas tree collection reminder

A Christmas tree collection service for households on the Orkney mainland within 30mph areas will take place in early February.

09 January 2019
Amended Wind Farm Plans Presented in Hoy

Amended plans for a potential Council-owned wind farm in Hoy have been presented to the local community this week.

09 January 2019
Community Transport grant reminder

A grant scheme run by Orkney Islands Council aimed at helping community groups tackle isolation and improve connectivity through transport closes for applications on 1 February.

09 January 2019
New community learning guide 2019

The New Year community learning guide is now available.

08 January 2019
OIC to demolish former Papdale Halls of Residence

Orkney Islands Council has agreed to proceed with plans to demolish the former Papdale Halls of Residence in Kirkwall in order to clear the site for potential development.

08 January 2019
Cruise Passengers rate Kirkwall top destination in Northern Europe

Passengers from one of Europe's most prestigious cruise lines have rated Kirkwall as their top Northern Europe and Scandinavian European cruise destination.

03 January 2019

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