This Saturday sees the opening at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, of the exhibition “The Life and Times of Orkney Artist Jim Baikie”.
A new head teacher has been appointed for Papa Westray Community School.
Orkney Library and Archive’s round-the-clock borrowing service is expanding – with more titles available from early next week.
The Queen’s appointment of Elaine Grieve as the 21st Lord-Lieutenant for Orkney was warmly welcomed today (Wednesday 29 January).
Two schools in Orkney have received prestigious Gold sportscotland School Sport Awards.
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.
Orkney Islands Council will be carrying out road maintenance on Victoria Street and Graham Place, Stromness, between Church Road and Dundas Street.
Tribute has been paid to Bill Spence on his retirement as Orkney’s Lord-Lieutenant.
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.
Orkney Islands Council is about to begin January’s delivery of Red Bags for household waste.
For seven years Jenni Kakkonen has followed the fortunes of tiny creatures living around the shores of Scapa Flow.
The new care home in Stromness will open its doors to the public for the first time later this week.
A review of polling arrangements in Orkney is underway.
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.
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.
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.
OLECG, the Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordination Group, met today in response to forecasts of serious flooding throughout the county.
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.
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.
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.
Families in Orkney are being encouraged to enrol their children for fully funded early learning and childcare ahead of a major expansion this summer.