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OIC News archive from February 2018
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum refurbishment update

Temporary displays of items from the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum have been set up in Kirkwall while the facility undergoes a major refurbishment. 

28 February 2018
Cold snap advice

Orkney Island Council is reminding drivers to be vigilant and take extra care in the current cold conditions.

28 February 2018
Business Festival programme unveiled

Orkney is set to tap into a wealth of expertise and experience when the second Orkney Business Festival gets underway in three weeks’ time.

27 February 2018
Kirkwall road works planned

Orkney Islands Council is advising that essential maintenance work is set to take place on Victoria Street in Kirkwall next week (Monday 26 February 2018 to Friday 2 March 2018).

23 February 2018
Biodiversity Duty Report Now Available

Orkney Islands Council has published its Biodiversity Duty Report for 2015 to 2017.

23 February 2018
Budget for year ahead agreed

Elected Members have set Orkney Islands Council’s budget for the next financial year.

22 February 2018
Maureen picks up lifetime award for youth work

Orkney youth worker Maureen Herdman has received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Youth Work’ at the National Youth Work Awards 2018 run by YouthLink Scotland.

22 February 2018
Council following up international interest in Lyness project

The Council is exploring new options for the development of Lyness as a decommissioning base for the oil and gas industry.

21 February 2018
Call for community and farming projects to apply for LEADER cash

Community groups with big ideas, and farmers considering diversification options, are reminded that time is ticking to make an application to the Orkney LEADER fund.

20 February 2018
Orkney welcomes first national adult protection day

Ten years after implementation of the Adult Support and Protection Act in Scotland, local partners have issued an upbeat statement about the progress made in Orkney.

20 February 2018
Fostering campaign launches

A campaign aimed at recruiting more foster carers to be at the ready for children in need of family based care in the county has been launched by Orkney Health and Care.

19 February 2018
Bridge Street to reopen

The Council is advising that the entrance to Bridge Street from Harbour Street in Kirkwall is due to re-open to permitted traffic on Saturday afternoon (17 February).

15 February 2018
Budget for year ahead discussed

Elected Members have recommended Orkney Islands Council’s budget for the next financial year.

13 February 2018
Papdale Halls of Residence bad weather update

Papdale Halls of Residence will be open and staffed on Thursday (15 February) for any resident pupils who are stranded by Wednesday's (14 February) forecast bad weather.

13 February 2018
Welcome for Islands Bill support

Council Leader James Stockan has welcomed the cross-party support given to the Islands Bill which was debated in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday (8 February).

09 February 2018
Welcome for Island Wind boost

The Leader of Orkney Islands Council, James Stockan, has welcomed a significant development in a long running campaign for onshore wind energy projects in the Northern and Western Isles to be included in a multi-million pounds support scheme.

09 February 2018
Living well whatever your age – share your views on Facebook

An online discussion next week will debate the question – is Orkney a good place to live as we get older?

05 February 2018
Fostering and adoption services praised by inspectors

Fostering and adoption services in Orkney have been praised for the support they give to foster and adoptive families and children in the county.

05 February 2018
Athlete Travel Scheme Launched

Orkney's top athletes are set to benefit from a scheme designed to support travel costs in the Islands.

02 February 2018

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