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.
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.
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.
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.
Orkney Islands Council’s Trading Standards team is highlighting advice about the washing machine recall announced this week.
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.
Orkney’s new tugs will be called Odin of Scapa and Thor of Scapa.
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.
Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate Alistair Carmichael has been re-elected to serve as MP for Orkney and Shetland.
Orkney Islands Council is inviting applications for its Culture Fund which is aimed at supporting cultural activity in Orkney.
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.
Orkney Islands Council is advising that road maintenance work will be carried out in Kirkwall next week.
Orkney Islands Council is starting to have more recycling vehicles available to carry out collections after a number of recent breakdowns.
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.
Partner agencies in Orkney will be operating a safe space for revellers on so-called ‘Mad Friday’ during the festive period.