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OIC News archive from December 2018
Public consultation session on Hoy Wind Farm Proposals in the New Year.

A public consultation drop-in session is due to be held in Hoy early in the new year to update the community on plans for a wind farm on the island.

21 December 2018
Convener meets staff delivering a first class Christmas

Council Convener Harvey Johnston visited the Royal Mail’s Kirkwall delivery office today to see first-hand the Christmas post operation and pass on Season’s Greetings to the hardworking staff.

20 December 2018
Community Transport Grant Scheme 2019-2020

Applications are invited to the Community Transport Grant Scheme for 2019/2020.

20 December 2018
Your chance to shape procurement proposals

Feedback is invited to help update the strategy which guides the way Orkney Islands Council procures work, goods and services.

19 December 2018
OIC funding for 2019-2020 announced

Under the draft settlement announced by the Scottish Government, the main funding Orkney Islands Council receives to run services would be £ 74.592 million for 2019-2020.

18 December 2018
Street Works to get Underway in Kirkwall Town Centre

Repaving and street improvement works are due to get underway in the centre of Kirkwall in the new year.

18 December 2018
Ferries funding – OIC response

Orkney Islands Council is to press for additional funding for the county’s internal ferry service.

13 December 2018
Athlete Travel Scheme to reopen in new year

A scheme which has helped eight local athletes with travel costs will open to applications again in the new year.

12 December 2018
Environmental Health team tops public service excellence awards

Orkney Islands Council’s Environmental Health team has picked up ‘Best Performers’ award at a UK-wide event aimed at recognising examples of quality and improved service by local councils.

12 December 2018
Building on Orkney’s strengths for people with learning disabilities

An event later this week will look at how the lives of people with learning disabilities can be improved in Orkney.

12 December 2018
Consultation on Council charges

Feedback is invited on plans to increase or bring in new charges for a number of services provided by Orkney Islands Council.

07 December 2018
Exciting New Period Ahead for Orkney College UHI.

Orkney College UHI is due to welcome a new principal next year.

07 December 2018
Young people travel to Islands Deal discussions

Seven young people from Orkney will travel to Glasgow this weekend for discussions with young people from Shetland on what they’d like to see included in ‘Islands Deal’ proposals – agreements with Scottish and UK governments about investment in their island communities.

07 December 2018
Additional Arts Opportunities for the new Balfour Hospital

Two additional creative arts opportunities have been announced for the new Balfour Hospital.

05 December 2018
Last chance to apply for Farm Diversification funds

A fund aimed at supporting farm diversification projects in Orkney has opened again for a final round of applications.

03 December 2018
Funding for marine environment project

Orkney Islands Council has secured funding worth £119,000 towards a marine environment project.

03 December 2018

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