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OIC News archive from April 2019
Cast your vote in pilot vessel poll

A public vote opens this week to select the name for Orkney’s new pilot launch - currently under construction in Spain.

30 April 2019
Hospital stops in new bus timetables

Summer public bus service timetables for Orkney are due to come into effect from Sunday May 5.

30 April 2019
‘Let’s explore what’s next for Stromness’ - community events announced

A series of consultation events will be held in Stromness next month for local folk to come together and discuss and share ideas for the future of Stromness.

30 April 2019
Scapa 100 programme of events

A programme of events has been announced marking 100 years since the scuttling of the German High Seas fleet in Scapa Flow.

30 April 2019
OIC Announces ‘Orkney’s Community Wind Farm Project’

Orkney Islands Council is to investigate an additional two sites for potential community wind farms in the county - to add to the project already under investigation on Hoy. 

26 April 2019
Grounds maintenance update for 2019

The Council has announced where grounds maintenance work will be focused over the months ahead.

25 April 2019
EV charging fees due soon

Fees for using Orkney Islands Council’s electric vehicle chargers are set to be introduced next month.

24 April 2019
Street Closures for Kirkwall Town Centre

Orkney Islands Council is carrying out flagstone repairs in Kirkwall town centre this week.

24 April 2019
Changed opening hours at Stromness fitness suite

Changes have been made to the fitness suite timetable at Stromness Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, following consultation with local community organisations and businesses.

24 April 2019
Shortlisting for OIC in Young Energy Awards

A member of staff at Orkney Islands Council has been shortlisted in a national awards scheme which recognises the best young talent in the renewables and energy fields.

23 April 2019
May Day holiday arrangements

The Council is reminding households and businesses that there will be no waste or recycling collections on the May Day Holiday (Monday 6 May).

18 April 2019
Wheelchair-accessible taxis and private hire cars – consultation underway

Views are invited on whether people would like to see more wheelchair-accessible taxis and private hire cars operating in Orkney.

17 April 2019
European Elections 2019

Arrangements for holding elections to the European Parliament are being put in place by Orkney Islands Council’s elections team, in line with local authorities across the country.

15 April 2019
Stenness and World Heritage Site Active Travel Public Consultation

Orkney Islands Council is to develop an Active Travel Plan for Stenness and the adjacent World Heritage Site area.

12 April 2019
What's next for Stromness?

A partnership project between Orkney Islands Council, Stromness Community Council and the Stromness Community Development Trust is launched this week, to bring local people together to discuss and share ideas for the future of Stromness.

10 April 2019
Metals matter to Orkney households

Orkney householders are being congratulated for their efforts with new figures showing metal packaging recycling has increased by an impressive amount over the last 18 months.

09 April 2019
Works continue at Kirkwall Castle site

Work is continuing at a steady pace on the THI Places and Spaces project in central Kirkwall, as contractors and archaeologists work alongside each other whilst the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) investigates and records structures uncovered in Castle Street.

08 April 2019
Travel Scheme funding for local athletes announced

Eight elite sportspeople from Orkney have been awarded a grant aimed at helping athletes meet travel costs associated with pursuing their sporting goals and ambitions.

08 April 2019
School meals update - 2019

A ten pence increase in the price of school meals in Orkney will come into effect later this month.

02 April 2019
New development programme for Orkney women entrepreneurs

A new development programme for women entrepreneurs in Orkney is open for applications.

01 April 2019
Spring has Sprung at Orkney Museum with Sheena Graham-George exhibition

Spring is in the air at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, this April with an exhibition of new paintings by local artist Sheena Graham-George.

01 April 2019

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