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OIC News archive from January 2020
The Life and Times of Orcadian Artist Jim Baikie

This Saturday sees the opening at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, of the exhibition “The Life and Times of Orkney Artist Jim Baikie”.

31 January 2020
New head teacher for Papa Westray

A new head teacher has been appointed for Papa Westray Community School.

31 January 2020
Your library in one app

Orkney Library and Archive’s round-the-clock borrowing service is expanding – with more titles available from early next week.

30 January 2020
Elaine appointed Lord-Lieutenant

The Queen’s appointment of Elaine Grieve as the 21st Lord-Lieutenant for Orkney was warmly welcomed today (Wednesday 29 January).

29 January 2020
Going for Gold

Two schools in Orkney have received prestigious Gold sportscotland School Sport Awards.

29 January 2020
Italian Chapel appeal

An appeal for stories, letters and artefacts from the Italian Chapel Prisoners of War has been launched by the committee who look after the Lamb Holm place of worship.

27 January 2020
Stromness road works - 27 to 31 January

Orkney Islands Council will be carrying out road maintenance on Victoria Street and Graham Place, Stromness, between Church Road and Dundas Street.

24 January 2020
Bill thanked as he retires as Lord-Lieutenant

Tribute has been paid to Bill Spence on his retirement as Orkney’s Lord-Lieutenant.

22 January 2020
Deadline for energy efficiency upgrades growing closer

Orkney Islands Council is advising that the closing date for funding to improve the energy efficiency of local homes is at the end of March 2020.

22 January 2020
Red bags reminder

Orkney Islands Council is about to begin January’s delivery of Red Bags for household waste.

21 January 2020
Keeping an eye on the seas around us – study leads to PhD

For seven years Jenni Kakkonen has followed the fortunes of tiny creatures living around the shores of Scapa Flow.

21 January 2020
Hamnavoe House open day

The new care home in Stromness will open its doors to the public for the first time later this week.

20 January 2020
Orkney’s polling stations – your views invited

A review of polling arrangements in Orkney is underway.

20 January 2020
Public views sought over on-street parking in Kirkwall

Orkney Islands Council will hold consultation sessions later this month to present proposals for on-street parking in Kirkwall town centre, and give local businesses, residents and the wider public an opportunity to comment.

15 January 2020
“Business Academy” project to be launched in Stronsay

Existing and potential business people in Stronsay - Orkney’s Island of Bays - are being invited to take part in a “Business Academy” pilot project, due to get off the ground in February.

15 January 2020
OLECG update - Tuesday 14 January

With the worst risk of flooding now over, organisations involved in Orkney’s response to Storm Brendan will continue for a time to keep an eye out for potential impacts.

14 January 2020
Flood Warnings issued for Orkney

OLECG, the Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordination Group, met today in response to forecasts of serious flooding throughout the county.

13 January 2020
Ferries concern during dry dock period

Orkney Islands Council Leader James Stockan has voiced his concern that a freight ship will be standing in for the MV Hamnavoe during the ferry’s refit period.

10 January 2020
Stromness road works continue

The road works in Stromness that started earlier this week are due to continue from Monday (13 January) along the main street through the town.

10 January 2020
Carness road closure

Orkney Islands Council is advising that part of Carness Road will be closed to traffic from Monday 13 January to Sunday 19 January to enable underground services to be laid to the Carness housing development.

10 January 2020
Early learning and childcare expansion – enrolment coming soon

Families in Orkney are being encouraged to enrol their children for fully funded early learning and childcare ahead of a major expansion this summer.

10 January 2020

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