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OIC News archive from May 2019
Brexit breakfast blether with Bill and Business Gateway

A business networking breakfast event is being held at the end of this month, to officially launch a new Business Gateway service.

31 May 2019
Orkney Voices Heard on Young Brexit Panel

Two local young people have been selected to sit on a national panel designed to ensure young peoples' voices are heard as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

31 May 2019
New economic opportunities explored as OIC prepares for Brexit

Orkney is forging new links with Scandinavian and Arctic states as the Islands Council prepares for the impact of Brexit on the county.

31 May 2019
OIC holds Brexit talks with Cabinet Secretary

Councillors held discussions today (Monday 4 February) with Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell MSP over the potential impact on Orkney of the Brexit process.

31 May 2019
£28.5m ReFLEX Orkney project to create a ‘smart energy island'

Orkney Islands Council is to support the development of a multi-partner £28.5m project which could maximise the potential for renewable energy generation in Orkney – and ultimately eliminate the need for fossil fuels.

31 May 2019
Eibhlin Scoops Young Achiever Award for Wind Farm Project Work

Orkney Islands Council scooped an award at last night's Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards in Glasgow.

31 May 2019
Council metals recycling campaign shortlisted

A campaign by Orkney Islands Council to boost metals recycling rates in the county has been shortlisted for a national award.

28 May 2019
Building Standards top small team in national awards

Orkney Islands Council’s Building Standards team has scooped a top award at the Scottish Government’s Building Standards Division awards.

28 May 2019
European Parliamentary Election 2019 results announced

The voting results in Orkney for the European Parliamentary Election 2019 have been counted.

26 May 2019
Health and care proposals – have your say

Feedback is invited on a plan setting out ambitions for health and social care services in Orkney.

17 May 2019
Pilot vessel poll closes soon

The Council has issued a reminder that people have just a few days left to help choose the name for the county's new pilot launch.

17 May 2019
Council declares climate emergency

Orkney Islands Council has joined organisations around the world in declaring a climate emergency.

17 May 2019
OIC to appoint Interim Chief Executive

The Council is to appoint an Interim Chief Executive.

15 May 2019
Cathedral film nominated for top award

The film projected on to the walls of St Magnus Cathedral to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

15 May 2019
Mid-term Council appointments take place

At today’s Statutory General Meeting, Councillor Harvey Johnston has been re-elected by fellow Councillors as Convener of Orkney Islands Council.

14 May 2019
Changes to housing in the countryside guidance – consultation launched

Orkney Islands Council is seeking feedback on proposed changes to its planning guidance for housing in the countryside.

14 May 2019
Norwegian Constitution Day 2019 programme

Orkney’s special friendship with Norway will be celebrated this Friday (17 May) when the annual Norwegian Constitution Day takes place.

13 May 2019
Chance to boost your numbers skills

Help and advice are on offer this week for people keen to build their skills in using numbers.

National Numeracy Day will be marked in Orkney with a drop-in event at Kirkwall Town Hall and Community Centre on Wednesday 15 May from 10:00 to 16:00.

13 May 2019
New process for public and school bus contracts

Orkney Islands Council is undertaking a two-stage process ahead of awarding school and public bus contracts for 2020-2025.

Tenders for the contracts will be invited next month. But before this, operators interested in running one or more of the routes need to apply to join a ‘framework’ of suppliers.

13 May 2019
Get involved in shaping local care and health services

A different approach to providing social care and community health services is to be developed and trialled in Orkney.

The aim is to put local communities at the heart of decision-making when it comes to working out how to deliver services that best meet local needs.

13 May 2019
Reminder of ‘Let’s explore what’s next for Stromness’ community events

Orkney Islands Council is reminding local folk that a series of consultation events will be held in Stromness next week for local folk to come together and discuss and share ideas for the future of the town.

13 May 2019
New path for Happy Valley

Work is about to begin on building a new boardwalk path at Happy Valley in Stenness.

10 May 2019
Scoping Reports Published for Orkney’s Wind Farm Projects – and Westray Date Announced

Key documents on Orkney Islands Council's Community Wind Farm project are now available through the planning portal on the council website.

10 May 2019
Road resurfacing programme 2019 begins

Orkney Islands Council's spring and summer road resurfacing programme for 2019 is due to get underway next week.

10 May 2019
Study Success for 16 Local Youth Workers

Sixteen local youth workers are celebrating after successfully completing a Professional Development Award in Youth Work.

10 May 2019
European Parliamentary Elections – Postal Vote Reminder

Local voters wishing to secure a postal vote for the forthcoming European Parliamentary Elections are being reminded that they need to apply by 17.00 on May 8.

01 May 2019
Local Businesses and Organisations Benefitting from Quicker Decisions on Properties.

New arrangements for agreeing the leasing of Council properties to businesses and community groups have been a great success - with 25 properties leased out since January 2018.

01 May 2019

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