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OIC News archive from June 2019
Business Gateway celebrates 10 years in Orkney

New figures reveal positive economic boost as Business Gateway celebrates 10 years in Orkney.

28 June 2019
Survey work to establish Barrier Number 1 Surface Issues

Surveys are due to be carried out on the first Barrier next week (w/b 8 July) to establish whether structural issues deep within the causeway could be causing an uneven road surface.

27 June 2019
Survey Reminder for Local Parents and Carers

Parents and carers in Orkney are being reminded they have just a few days left to participate in a survey on parental involvement and engagement in education.

27 June 2019
Explore Kirkwall’s history with new app

An app aimed at encouraging locals and visitors alike to explore one thousand years of the history and heritage of Kirkwall has been launched.

25 June 2019
Local community help with name for new care home

A name has been chosen for the new care home in Stromness.

25 June 2019
Live broadcast - technical problems

The Council is unable to provide a live broadcast of this morning’s meeting of the Integration Joint Board.

25 June 2019
Name chosen for new OIC Marine Services Pilot Vessel

Orkney's new pilot vessel is to be called 'Scapa Pathfinder'.

24 June 2019
Scapa 100 commemorations take place in Orkney

The deliberate sinking of a fleet of warships was remembered in Orkney today (Friday 21 June), 100 years since one of the most extraordinary events in naval history.

21 June 2019
Car seat safety - it’s the little things that matter

When it comes to getting a handle on the details of child car seat safety, it’s the little things that matter. That’s the message coming from Orkney’s Road Safety Forum ahead of free car seat checks being offered in Orkney next month when the national ‘Good Egg’ campaign visits the county.

19 June 2019
Course to improve safety of motorcyclists to be held in Orkney

A training scheme to help reduce the number of collisions involving motorcyclists is being run for the first time in Orkney

18 June 2019
Wanted – Sheep Dyke Warden for North Ronaldsay

North Ronaldsay, Orkney’s most northerly island community, is seeking applicants for a unique role overseeing care and repair work on a historic stone dyke that plays a vital part in the management of a unique local breed of ancient seaweed eating sheep.

17 June 2019
Views sought on business challenges in Orkney

Businesses in Orkney are being invited to take part in the Orkney Business Survey 2019.

17 June 2019
Local management of Orkney waters moves a step closer

Orkney Islands Council has welcomed an announcement that innovative plans for greater local management of the seas around the islands have taken an important step forward.

13 June 2019
New partnership for Orkney’s World Heritage Site

An ambitious new partnership to shape the future direction for Orkney’s World Heritage Site has been unveiled today.

11 June 2019
Workshop for young customer care champions

Young people with a flair for customer care are being offered the chance to hone their skills at a free workshop being run by Orkney Business Gateway.

11 June 2019
Shapinsay teacher presented with primary school science award

Anita Angier from Shapinsay School has been awarded the Outstanding Primary Science Teacher award by the Primary Science Teachers Trust (PSTT), a UK wide award aimed at recognising teachers who raise the profile of science and the quality of primary school science provision and engage pupils in the excitement and fascination of science.

10 June 2019
Share your views on harbours masterplan

Events next week will provide an opportunity to find out more about the proposed Harbours Masterplan for Orkney.

06 June 2019
Scuttling of German Fleet retold at Orkney Museum

A special exhibition at the Orkney Museum is retelling the startling story of the scuttling of the German Fleet in Scapa Flow 100 years ago.

05 June 2019
Aurrida House to Celebrate Two Decades of Service

Orkney Islands Council's Aurrida House service will mark its 20th birthday this June.

05 June 2019
UK’s first large ship-to-shore commercial connection to be installed in Stromness as part of green power project

A project to supply locally produced 'green' electrical power to the MV Hamnavoe NorthLink ferry while docked in Stromness, Orkney, is due to get underway shortly.

05 June 2019
Fees for replacement waste bins - update

A decision made earlier this year that Orkney Islands Council should charge for replacement household waste bins comes into effect next week.

04 June 2019

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