Orkney Islands Council’s Elections team is reminding local voters with a postal vote that their completed votes must be returned to the Council by 22.00 on polling day.
From Tuesday May 2, the Council's recycling centres will change over to summer opening times.
The Council is advising that 3D scanning of the First Churchill Barrier will now start on Friday 28 April, when suitable weather conditions are forecast.
There will be no refuse collections on the May Day Holiday, Monday 1 May 2017. Chinglebraes Waste Transfer Station, Bossack Landfill Site and all the recycling centres will be closed.
A reminder that ‘first hour free’ parking ends soon, with summer tariffs starting on Monday 1 May in Council carparks in central Kirkwall and Stromness.
Ernie Skea from Orkney Islands Council’s Community Learning and Development Team has been recognised for his work helping the county’s young people make a difference to the lives of their peers.
The counting of votes for the Orkney and Shetland Constituency in the upcoming General Election will take place in Orkney.
Senior pupils at Orkney’s two biggest secondary schools have been busy over the last few months preparing themselves for the local elections on May 4.
There will be delays and disruptions on the Churchill Barrier Number 1 in coming weeks as a 3D survey of the road surface gets underway from Wednesday 26 April.
Orkney Islands Council is encouraging local groups to apply for funding from a national youth work fund.
Events this Easter weekend to launch a programme commemorating the martyrdom of St Magnus 900 years ago look set to create a fitting tribute to Orkney’s very own saint, with some activities already fully booked.
Orkney Islands Council is seeking feedback after publishing a draft strategy for addressing fuel poverty in the county.
The Easter message of hope and renewal as experienced by wounded WW1 soldiers will be showcased this Saturday at the Kirbuster Museum.
A ten pence increase in the price of school meals in Orkney will come into effect later this month.
Orkney Islands Council and Scapa Flow Asset Management Limited have signed an agreement providing access to the wartime oil tanks at Lyness.
Orkney Islands Council’s Marine Services team has launched a new Twitter feed to keep local folk up to date with changes to cruise ship comings and goings this summer.
Temporary road signs will be installed next week advising a 40mph speed limit on the first Churchill Barrier.