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OIC News archive from November 2019
Kirkwall street works update

Orkney Islands Council is advising that Palace Road and Tankerness Lane in Kirkwall will be open to traffic again from Monday (2 December).

29 November 2019
Postal and proxy votes update

Voters in Orkney are reminded they still have time to apply for a proxy vote.

29 November 2019
Christmas trees from Norway arrive

Orkney is getting into the festive spirit with the annual tree lighting season starting this week.

26 November 2019
Ferries update

The MV Shapinsay will provide ferry services to and from Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre from Monday 25 November.

22 November 2019
Kirkwall road works – 25 to 27 November

Orkney Islands Council is advising that road maintenance work will be carried out in Kirkwall next week.

22 November 2019
Stromness festive lighting – 25 November

Orkney Islands Council is advising that festive lighting will be put up in Stromness on Monday 25 November.

22 November 2019
Chief Executive retires

Alistair Buchan, Orkney Islands Council’s Chief Executive since 1997, has retired on medical grounds.

21 November 2019
Tugs poll closes soon

Orkney Islands Council has issued a reminder that people under a week left to help choose names for the county's two new tugs.

20 November 2019
Postal vote reminder

With under four weeks to go before the General Election, voters in Orkney and Shetland are being urged to think now about how they plan to take part in the poll.

18 November 2019
Baltic bowls and Riga cups at Orkney Museum

A new exhibition at the Orkney Museum features a colourful Russian link with the islands in the 1800s

18 November 2019
Candidates announced for Orkney and Shetland constituency - 14 November

Six candidates have put their names forward to stand for the Orkney and Shetland Constituency in the UK General Election in December.

14 November 2019
Hope festive lighting

Orkney Islands Council advising that festive lighting will be put up in St Margaret’s Hope on Thursday 14 November 2019.

13 November 2019
Road maintenance work – 11 to 15 November

Orkney Islands Council is advising that road maintenance work will be carried out in Kirkwall next week.

08 November 2019
Notice of General Election published

The Notice of Election for December’s General Election has been published today (Friday 8 November).

08 November 2019
Help celebrate Orkney sporting success

Sports Awards Nominations are requested for the most prestigious awards in Orkney sport.

06 November 2019
Road resurfacing works start shortly

Orkney Islands Council is advising of plans for resurfacing works on six roads around Orkney over coming months.

06 November 2019
Orkney’s Young People gather for Chamber debate - 2019

Young people from across Orkney will gather in the Council Chamber to debate issues of importance to them later this month.

06 November 2019
Two more Orkney schools win gold

A record number of Scottish schools - 12 of them from Orkney - have received a prestigious award from sportscotland in recognition of their commitment to school sport.

05 November 2019
Cast your vote in new tugs poll

A public vote is underway to select the names for Orkney’s new tugs - currently under construction in Turkey.

05 November 2019
Public events for Quanterness wind turbines proposal

Orkney Islands Council is to present revised plans for a six turbine wind farm at Quanterness to the public later this month.

05 November 2019
Stromness road works - November 2019

Orkney Islands Council is advising that Alfred Street in Stromness will be closed to traffic from Monday 4 November for around five weeks to allow drainage work to take place.

01 November 2019

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