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OIC News archive from November 2018
Vanishing Point - Paintings by Jeanne B Rose

This Saturday (8th December) sees the opening of a new exhibition at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Broad Street, Kirkwall.

30 November 2018
Café stops serving single use plastics

The café at Kirkwall Town Hall and Community Centre has switched to using eco-friendly packaging for the food and drinks it offers.

30 November 2018
Marine Services and Stromness 'Nav School' Team Up for Marine Engineering Course

Orkney Islands Council’s Marine Services and Orkney College UHI’s Maritime Studies Department have teamed up to deliver a new Marine Engineering course at the ‘Nav School’ in Stromness.

29 November 2018
Householders Urged to Make More Use of Civic Amenity Sites Over Christmas Period

Orkney Islands Council is to delay its annual Christmas tree collection dates for properties within the 30mph town speed limits until February.

29 November 2018
Shapinsay school shortlisted for national sport award

Shapinsay Primary are finalists of the Sunday Mail sportscotland Scottish Sport Awards, in the School Sport Award category.

28 November 2018
Spirit of Young People takes flight

Ten young people from Orkney will hop on board a specially chartered flight this week, to join peers from island communities in Shetland and Western Isles at a special Parliamentary Reception hosted by the three islands MSPs to mark Scotland’s Year of Young People.

28 November 2018
Advent Calendar offers Christmas recycling and reuse tips

Orkney Islands Council is launching a waste and recycling Advent Calendar this year aimed at sharing some fun ideas and tips on how to recycle more for a lower-waste Christmas.

28 November 2018
Culture Fund reopens for applications

Orkney Islands Council is inviting applications for its Culture Fund which is aimed at supporting cultural activity in Orkney.

27 November 2018
Countryside access on the agenda at Kirkwall event

Access to the countryside will be under discussion at a conference in Orkney later this week.

26 November 2018
Council signs deal on new pilot vessel

A deal has now been signed for a new pilot launch for Orkney Islands Council's Marine Services.

23 November 2018
OIC Looking to Acquire Islands as Significant Development Opportunity

An offer by Orkney Islands Council to purchase the islands of Faray, Holm of Faray and Red Holm has been accepted.

22 November 2018
Council IT disruption this weekend

Orkney Islands Council is carrying out further repairs this Saturday 24 November to a vital fibre optic link which was damaged on 5 November. The work will take place between 10:00 and 16:00 and will make permanent the emergency repairs put in place in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

22 November 2018
Tree lightings mark start of festive season

Orkney is getting into the festive spirit as the tree lighting season gets underway from this Saturday (24 November).

20 November 2018
Golden performance by School Concert Band

Orkney Schools Concert Band are progressing to the National finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival, following a golden performance last Sunday night.

20 November 2018
Council seeks to strengthen Scottish Crown Estate Bill

Orkney Islands Council has put forward measures to bolster the Crown Estate Bill during a key stage of its progress through the Scottish Parliament.

19 November 2018
Test for flood defences planned

The new Kirkwall Harbour flood prevention scheme will be tested during an exercise next week.

15 November 2018
OIC Marine Services Report Shows Business is Brisk

The Council’s Marine Services team has released their Annual Report for 2017/18 – and it shows that Harbours activity and income is in very good shape.

15 November 2018
Proposals invited for artwork for new hospital foyer

Proposals are being invited for the main entrance area within the new Balfour Hospital and Healthcare Facility in Kirkwall, Orkney.

15 November 2018
Event Ushers in a New Era for Tourism

Orkney’s first ever Tourism Week is set to take place later this month, with the aim of informing and inspiring both local tourism businesses and the wider community.

14 November 2018
Reminder of changes to refuse and recycling collections for Westray and Shapinsay

Residents and businesses in Westray and Shapinsay are being reminded that changes to their recycling and refuse collections start next week (week starting Monday 19 November).

12 November 2018
Six more community projects awarded LEADER funding

A joint project between Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles is one of the latest community projects to secure support from Orkney Islands Council’s LEADER fund.

12 November 2018
The Way it Was – an exhibition of Victorian photographs

Pictures of the islands by two pioneering photographers are to go on show at the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall.

09 November 2018
Shuttle bus available for Scapa event

A shuttle bus service will operate on Sunday 11 November to help people attend the Armistice Day event at Scapa Beach.

07 November 2018
Remembrance Sunday programme of events

This year’s Remembrance Sunday, November 11, marks the centenary of the Armistice that brought to an end to the hostilities of the Great War. A special programme of events will mark the day.

07 November 2018
Recycling update for Kirkwall Area 2

Orkney Islands Council is advising customers in Kirkwall West and Kirkwall South (Area 2) whose recycling was not collected yesterday (Tuesday 8 November) that they can present their bins again this Friday 9 November.

07 November 2018
Work underway to repair cable damage

Orkney Islands Council is dealing with an incident that has created major IT problems at many of its facilities.

06 November 2018
EV charging points maintenance work taking place

Orkney Islands Council is carrying out important maintenance work on its electrical vehicle charging points recommended by engineers.

06 November 2018
Flotta serviceman to be remembered at Scapa Beach commemoration

A courageous Orkney soldier who lost his life during the First World War has been chosen as the face of Armistice commemorations in the islands.

02 November 2018
Cathedral walls bear witness to special armistice film

The walls of Orkney’s St Magnus Cathedral were transformed this evening as the internationally significant building became the canvas for a short film marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

01 November 2018

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