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OIC News archive from February 2020
New exhibition - "Mizzle and strife and all things nice"

Saturday, 7 March, sees the opening of a new exhibition at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall.

28 February 2020
Local opinion sought on Orkney Library & Archive services

Orkney Library & Archive is looking to hear the views of local folk about the services they provide.

28 February 2020
Images of War – a number of unshown works to go on display at Orkney Museum

A selection of artworks from Orkney Islands Council’s wartime collections, some of which have never been shown before, will be on display at Orkney Museum from 29 February to 4 April.

28 February 2020
Alcohol and drug hub pilot project for Orkney

A new alcohol and drug hub is to be trialled in Orkney.

28 February 2020
Praise for long service with ferries

After more than 42 years helping steer the office side of Orkney Ferries, Lorraine MacDonald is heading off to new pastures.

26 February 2020
Budget for year ahead discussed by councillors

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

25 February 2020
Youth Fund open for applications


Orkney Islands Council is encouraging local groups to apply for funding from a national youth work fund.

21 February 2020
Connectivity funding welcomed

Orkney Islands Council Leader James Stockan has welcomed an announcement of £5 million in funding from the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

21 February 2020
Orkney folk invited to take part in electric vehicle survey

People in Orkney are being encouraged to take part in a survey to gather information surrounding their views and experiences of electric vehicles and associated charging technology.

21 February 2020
Quanterness Planning Application Submitted

A planning application has been submitted by Orkney Islands Council this week for a six-turbine wind farm development at Quanterness outside Kirkwall.

19 February 2020
OIC Leader praises staff for storm work

Orkney Islands Council Leader Councillor James Stockan has paid tribute to council employees for their “incredible efforts” in dealing with the difficult storm conditions in Orkney this month.

18 February 2020
New support group for Kinship Carers

A support group for “Kinship Carers” is being set up in Orkney.

18 February 2020
North Ronaldsay sailing for Wednesday

A ferry carrying essential supplies is due to visit North Ronaldsay tomorrow (Wednesday 19 February), almost three weeks since the island last received cargo by sea – and with this weekend’s scheduled sailing almost certain to be cancelled again.

18 February 2020
Maths for Parents

A new Community Learning Class is starting in March titled Maths for Parents.

13 February 2020
OLECG update – Monday 10 February

OLECG, the Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordination Group, is advising people living in coastal areas at risk of flooding to remain vigilant.

10 February 2020
OLECG update

OLECG, the Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordination Group, is advising people living in areas that could be affected by coastal flooding to keep an eye on updates from SEPA, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

09 February 2020
Flood Alert for Orkney

OLECG, the Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordination Group, met today for a second time in preparation for potential flooding in coastal areas of the county.

08 February 2020
Flood Warnings issued ahead of Strom Ciara

OLECG, the Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordination Group, met today in response to forecasts of serious flooding throughout the county.

07 February 2020
OIC funding for 2020-2021 announced

Under the draft settlement announced by the Scottish Government, the main funding Orkney Islands Council receives to run services will be £77.5 million for 2020-2021.

07 February 2020
Victoria Street reopens to traffic

Orkney Islands Council have reopened the section of Broad Street outside the Royal Bank of Scotland after the street works that’s part of the Kirkwall THI project finished ahead of schedule.

05 February 2020
Moratorium call

The three Island Councils have called for a moratorium on plans by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) to centralise air traffic control services.

05 February 2020
Green light for ReFLEX Orkney project

The ground-breaking ReFLEX Orkney project is to progress from feasibility studies into a demonstration phase.

04 February 2020
Ferries frustration – Leader’s new call to First Minister

The Leader of Orkney Islands Council is asking for a rethink by the First Minister after receiving a “frustrating and disappointing” response to a call for fair funding for local ferry services.

04 February 2020

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