Orkney Islands Council’s Trading Standards team is warning local consumers and businesses about the increased use of ‘number spoofing’ by scam callers, following an increase in local residents reporting suspicious calls.
Prehistoric pottery is the focus of the Orkney Museum’s summer exhibition for 2018.
The Council's Marine Services have appointed port planning specialists to prepare a masterplan for Orkney Harbour areas.
A consultation is planned on how the Council best delivers its sheltered housing service in future.
An update from the Council will be provided for residents of Hoy and Walls on a project looking at how a large scale wind farm could serve as an important source of income and community benefit for the county.
The section of Junction Road between the Junction Road mini roundabout and Union Street re-opened to traffic this morning, 24 April.
Preparations are in place for the arrival of the largest cruise ship to visit Orkney.
The ‘first hour free’ parking run by the Council over winter ends on 1 May when Council carparks in central Kirkwall and Stromness revert to the summer tariffs.
A series of community conversations will be held later this year on Orkney Islands Council’s current and future spending plans.
Orkney Islands Council, alongside Police colleagues, are appealing to residents in the Kirklands Road and Quoybanks Cresent area of Kirkwall to be careful when they are parking, following issues with the town bus accessing the area.
The Council has held further discussions with businesses affected by road works on Junction Road in Kirkwall.
Orkney Islands Council is holding a recruitment event this month.
An event is being run in Hoy next month to provide an opportunity for the local community to find out more about some of the health and wellbeing support and services currently available in Orkney.
Diversions and changes to public bus timetables will be in place from this Monday (16 April) while vital road work is carried out by the Council on Junction Road and New Scapa Road in Kirkwall.
A recent dog mess campaign created by pupils at Papdale Primary School appears have had the desired effect – with a 43% decrease in complaints to Environmental Health about dog fouling immediately after the campaign launched.
An exhibition of artwork created by the users of Orkney Health and Care’s Lifestyles Centre opens next week (Friday 13 April).
A redevelopment project is about to get underway at the Ness Campsite in Stromness.
Orkney Islands Council is inviting feedback on a plan for how Kirkwall could develop in future that has emerged from an ideas-gathering exercise held earlier this year.
Orkney Museum will be showing an exhibition of new work by three local artists this month.
Ingrid Budge, Alan Watson and Rebecca Marr will exhibit together for the first time in a show they have called ‘Lift’.
The title, an Orkney dialect word for sky, reflects their shared interest in Orkney skies and clouds. The exhibition opens on Saturday 7 April.
Temporary traffic lights will be in place in Kirkwall from Wednesday 4 April at the mini roundabout where Pickaquoy Road joins Junction Road.