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OIC News archive from February 2019
Scapa 100 – call for descendants

Plans are developing to mark the centenary of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow.

28 February 2019
All female candidate list for MSYP elections in March.

Girl power is set to take centre stage in Orkney next month - with an all-female candidate list for the upcoming Scottish Youth Parliament elections in March. 

27 February 2019
Street closures in Stromness this week

Temporary street closures will be in place in Stromness over the next two days (Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March) whilst Orkney Islands Council completes flagstone repairs.

27 February 2019
Kirkyard Reinstatement Works to Get Underway

Work to reinstate headstones laid flat in Orkney's cemeteries is due to get underway shortly.

26 February 2019
Full Council cancelled - 21 February

Orkney Islands Council has cancelled the meeting where Elected Members would have set the authority’s budget for the financial year ahead.

18 February 2019
Council signs contract for new tugs

A contract has been signed for two new tugs for Orkney Islands Council's Marine Services.

13 February 2019
Budget for year ahead discussed

Elected Members have recommended that Orkney Islands Council’s budget for the year ahead should take account of the uncertain times the country faces.

12 February 2019
Personal Licence Holders Should Act Now on Renewal

Personal licence holders in Orkney are being reminded that they must act now to ensure that they apply to renew their personal licences by 31 May this year - or risk losing them.

12 February 2019
Blocking the bus in the ’Hope

Police Scotland and Orkney Islands Council are asking drivers to ‘think bus’ when leaving vehicles in St Margaret’s Hope.

11 February 2019
Help for refugees – update for Orkney

Planning is underway to help a further two families from war-ravaged Syria build new lives in Orkney.

11 February 2019
Orkney Youth Conference Takes Place in Kirkwall

Orkney's biennial Youth Conference got underway at the Kirkwall Town Hall this morning (7 February).

07 February 2019
Unsteady headstones to be marked in advance of safety work

The Council is to identify headstones assessed as unstable in local kirkyards to give families advanced notice that these are scheduled to be laid flat.

05 February 2019
Team Appointed at £4.5m North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme

The North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme (NILPS) team is now up to full strength with the appointment of three new staff members.

05 February 2019
Further Opportunity to Comment on Cursiter Quarry Plans

Orkney Islands Council is providing a further opportunity for the public to view and comment on plans to expand Cursiter Quarry in Firth.

04 February 2019
Kirkwall Street Works Update

The next stage of street improvements in Kirkwall's town centre will get underway next Wednesday (6 Feb).

01 February 2019
‘Not Just Concrete’ at the Orkney Museum

Next Saturday (9 February) sees the opening of a new exhibition at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall.

01 February 2019
Report highlights success of Highland and Islands colleges

A new report has revealed that 70.3% of full-time students successfully completed their studies at Highlands and Islands colleges in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

01 February 2019

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