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OIC News archive from December 2019
Arctic visit to Orkney

Opportunities to strengthen and build new links with nations in the Arctic were discussed during a visit to Orkney by leading figures with a keen interest in the region.

23 December 2019
End this discrimination – OIC Leader’s call to First Minister

The Leader of Orkney Islands Council has sent a strongly-worded open letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, accusing the Scottish Government of ‘blatant discrimination’ in the funding of local ferry services.

23 December 2019
Fire leads to batteries warning

Orkney Islands Council is warning of the dangers of placing batteries in household and business waste – after fire resulted in the temporary closure of the Chinglebraes Waste Transfer Station.

20 December 2019
Visual Artists and Craft Makers fund open for applicants

A scheme aimed at helping local artists and crafts people take their creative development and ideas to the next level is open once again for applications, following renewed backing from Creative Scotland.

19 December 2019
Washing machine recall advice

Orkney Islands Council’s Trading Standards team is highlighting advice about the washing machine recall announced this week.

18 December 2019
Christmas tree collection - February 2020

A Christmas tree collection for households within 30mph areas on the Orkney Mainland and in the connected South Isles will take place in early February.

16 December 2019
Names chosen for tugs

Orkney’s new tugs will be called Odin of Scapa and Thor of Scapa.

16 December 2019
Athlete Travel Scheme – Bids Invited

Island athletes are being given the opportunity to benefit from a scheme to support them with travel costs thanks to a partnership between sportscotland and the local authorities in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.

13 December 2019
Result for Orkney and Shetland constituency

Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate Alistair Carmichael has been re-elected to serve as MP for Orkney and Shetland.

13 December 2019
Culture Fund opens for 2020 – 2021 applications

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

11 December 2019
Postal votes reminder as Election approaches

People voting by post in Orkney are urged to return their postal votes in sufficient time to reach next week’s General Election count in Kirkwall.

06 December 2019
Kirkwall Road Works – 9 to 11 December

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

05 December 2019
Recycling collections update

Orkney Islands Council is starting to have more recycling vehicles available to carry out collections after a number of recent breakdowns.

04 December 2019
Shaping local care and health services – find out more

An event this week offers the chance to discover how the development of a different approach to providing social care and community health services is progressing in Orkney.

03 December 2019
Safe space available on Friday before Christmas

Partner agencies in Orkney will be operating a safe space for revellers on so-called ‘Mad Friday’ during the festive period.

03 December 2019

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