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OIC News archive from October 2018
News in more detail – travel expenses

A recent Freedom of Information request asked for a breakdown of the expenses claims made by the chief executives of a number of public sector organisations over the last three years.

31 October 2018
Scapa 100 fund launched to help mark scuttling of German fleet

A special fund to help retell the remarkable tale of the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow almost 100 years ago has been launched by Orkney Islands Council.

29 October 2018
GMB portrait restored thanks to labour of love

One of the best known portraits of George Mackay Brown has been returned to its former glory and has gone on show in Orkney once again.

24 October 2018
Get involved in Pages of the Sea event

Details on how local people can get involved in the Pages of the Sea event taking place on Scapa Beach on Armistice Day have been announced.

22 October 2018
Flagstone Repairs for Stromness

Flagstone repairs are due to be carried out in Stromness this coming week (22 to 26 October) - leading to sections of the street being closed whilst the work takes place.

19 October 2018
Collaborative public artwork to be unveiled at the Lifestyles Pickaquoy Service

A collaborative public artwork created by adults with learning disabilities, professional artists and local community groups in Orkney will be unveiled on Monday (October 22).

19 October 2018
Council’s seabed leasing proposals move to the next stage

Orkney Islands Council has welcomed an invitation to further develop plans for local decision making on seabed leasing in the waters around the county.

16 October 2018
Support to help you make more of going online

An event takes place this week to help people in Orkney make the most of the internet.

15 October 2018
Scapa beach part of Danny Boyle's Armistice Day commission

On 11 November 2018, the public is invited to gather on Scapa beach for an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War.

15 October 2018
Armistice programme for Orkney announced

A programme of events in Orkney to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War has been announced.

15 October 2018
Royal Oak Roll of Honour Returns to Orkney

The HMS Royal Oak Roll of Honour has gone back on display at St Magnus Cathedral after conservation work to repair damage to the book.

12 October 2018
Council IT upgrade and disruption this weekend

Orkney Islands Council is advising the public there will be widespread disruption and outages to IT and telephone systems this weekend across all Council offices and facilities, as work to install vital new equipment at the core of the OIC network takes place.

11 October 2018
Council launches recycling survey

Orkney Islands Council has launched a survey into the county’s recycling provision for householders.

10 October 2018
Abattoir Challenge Fund relaunches

Orkney Islands Council is relaunching the Abattoir Challenge Fund.

09 October 2018
Can you challenge poverty this week?

Local people are being asked to keep an eye out for disadvantage in all its guises this Challenge Poverty week.

05 October 2018
Stories of our time by Robinson RR – a new exhibition at Orkney Museum

Next Saturday (13 October) sees the opening of the first autumn/winter 2018 exhibition at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Broad Street, Kirkwall.

05 October 2018
Headstones safety work update

The first phase of work to make safe headstones found to be in a dangerous condition has been completed at four kirkyards in Orkney.

04 October 2018

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