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OIC News archive from March 2019
New MSYPs elected

Hope Laing and Maya Tams-Gray have been elected as Orkney's two new Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

29 March 2019
OLECG meets ahead of industrial action

The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) met today (Friday 29 March) to consider the potential impact of industrial action by air traffic controllers working for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited.

29 March 2019
Draft Orkney harbours masterplan to look at potential long-term investment

A plan for how Orkney's harbours could potentially be developed in the coming years is due to be consulted on and then built upon over the next 12 months.

29 March 2019
Staying safe online

A special online safety event for older people has taken place at Kirkwall Town Hall and Community Centre.

29 March 2019
More free sanitary products for Orkney

Free sanitary products are to be made available in a range of public buildings in Orkney from next month.

28 March 2019
Business waste reminder

Orkney Islands Council will be contacting local business owners about their responsibilities in terms of waste and recycling disposal – to help them stay on the right side of the law and avoid fines.

27 March 2019
Major road closures for Kirkwall

Major road closures are to come into effect in Kirkwall from next week (week beginning 1 April) as part of the ongoing works in Broad Street.

25 March 2019
Bignold Park Road roadworks

A section of Bignold Park Road will be closed in the evenings between Wednesday 20 March and Friday 22 March, and from 08:00 to 17:00 on Saturday 23 March to enable road resurfacing works to be carried out.

18 March 2019
Roadworks on Pegal Burn Bridge, Hoy

Work to repair a damaged wall on Pegal Burn Bridge, around 4 miles north of Lyness on the main Lyness to Moaness road (B9047) in Hoy, is due to start this Thursday 21 March.

18 March 2019
World Social Work Day 2019 to be celebrated in Orkney

Orkney's social work service will be celebrated at a World Social Work Day event in Kirkwall this week.

18 March 2019
Street works on the move in Kirkwall - with further street closures to come

Street works in Kirkwall town centre will move to the opposite side of Broad Street from today (week beginning 18 March).

18 March 2019
OIC Takes Top Technology Prize for BIG HIT project

Orkney Islands Council was named winner at a national awards ceremony this week for its work on the Big HIT project.

15 March 2019
Planning review body bound for Sanday

The Council’s Local Review Body will hold a meeting in Sanday next week.

13 March 2019
Survey on air and ferry services for outer north isles residents

A survey has been launched for residents of isles with both an air and ferry service - Eday, North Ronaldsay, Sanday, Stronsay or Westray.

12 March 2019
Orkney’s prospective MSYPs count down to elections

Voting opens this Friday 15 March to elect Orkney’s two Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs).

12 March 2019
St Colm’s review – update

A review undertaken by the Chief Officer of Orkney Health and Care has concluded that St Colm’s will continue to play its part in providing services for people with learning disabilities.

08 March 2019
New start in Orkney for families from Syria

Two families from war-torn Syria are beginning to build new lives in Orkney.

07 March 2019
Concern over funding announcement

The Leader of Orkney Islands Council has expressed his concern that the Scottish Government is providing reduced funding for the county’s internal ferry service for the year ahead.

06 March 2019
Albert Street Set to Reopen

Albert Street in Kirkwall will reopen to traffic on Monday afternoon (March 4).

01 March 2019

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