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OIC News archive from July 2017
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum refurbishment funding announced

Work on a major renovation of the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum in Lyness looks set to start in spring next year.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has advised Orkney Islands Council that a grant of up to £1.155 million has been approved for the project.

24 July 2017
Energy efficiency – find out if you’re eligible for funding

Are you struggling to keep your home warm during the colder weather? Would you like to cut your household fuel bills?

24 July 2017
Bishops celebrate life of St Magnus

Three archbishops and nine bishops are about to undertake an historic pilgrimage to Orkney to mark the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus.

21 July 2017
Landowner invitation as wind farm initiative moves forward

Landowners in Orkney are being invited to put forward possible sites for a substantial wind energy project.

21 July 2017
Naval aviation pioneer remembered 100 years on

The Royal Navy pilot who completed the first ever aircraft landing on a moving ship is to be remembered in Orkney on the 100th anniversary of his landmark achievement.

21 July 2017
Vanguard remembered at Orkney Museum

A century-old brochure marking the launch of HMS Vanguard is just one of the items on display at the Orkney Museum telling the story of the life and tragic sinking of the vessel 100 years ago.

19 July 2017
Get your child car seat checked

Orkney’s Road Safety Forum is calling for parents to visit a free car seat clinic in Kirkwall next week, to help combat common mistakes.

19 July 2017
Project to explore role of arts in health and social care

A new project that will enable users of Orkney Health and Care’s Lifestyles Service to participate in creative workshops and create a lasting work of art has received funding through the Orkney LEADER programme. 

17 July 2017
Kirbuster Museum turns 30

Kirbuster Museum, an historic farm steading dating from as early as 1595, is celebrating thirty years as a Council-run museum this weekend.

12 July 2017
Open day at biodiversity records centre

Have you been out on a walk lately and spotted an unusual creature or plant that you didn’t recognise?

12 July 2017
New Islands Council Leaders reaffirm commitment to Islands Bill

The new Leaders of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council and Shetland Islands Council yesterday reaffirmed their commitment to the Islands Bill at a meeting of the Islands Strategic Group chaired by Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands.

12 July 2017
‘Team Stromness’ up for planning award

The Council’s ‘Team Stromness’ scheme – a regeneration effort spanning the last ten years – has been shortlisted in this year’s Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning.

12 July 2017
Share your views on core paths network

Feedback is invited following a review of the Orkney’s core paths network.

10 July 2017
Commemorating centenary of Vanguard disaster

The massive loss of life when a Royal Navy battleship was blown apart at Scapa Flow was remembered today (Sunday 9 July), exactly 100 years since disaster struck HMS Vanguard.

09 July 2017
Budget setting underway as Councillors prepare for funding shortfall

Orkney’s newly elected Councillors have started the budget planning process in preparation for considerable financial challenges in the year ahead.

07 July 2017
OIC Strategic Reserve Fund performs exceptionally

Orkney Islands Council is managing its investments well, according to a recent report considered by the new Council

06 July 2017
Council takes over Pelamis device

Orkney Islands Council has taken over ownership of a Pelamis marine energy device for a nominal sum.

06 July 2017
Share your views on the core paths network

Feedback will be invited from Monday (10 July) following a review of the Orkney’s core paths network.

05 July 2017
Band looks forward to Kirkwall concert

Musicians from the Royal Marines will make a poignant return visit to Orkney this weekend, where they will play at a special concert as part of the HMS Vanguard commemorations.

04 July 2017
Senior appointments for Orkney councillors

Two of Orkney’s Councillors have been appointed to senior roles within CoSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

04 July 2017
Anchor on show in support of anniversary campaign

A specially designed anchor has gone on display in Orkney to help mark the 20th anniversary of Aberdeen-based charity Friends of ANCHOR.

03 July 2017
What do you think of the library service?

The Orkney Library and Archive is looking to hear the views of local folk about the services they provide.

03 July 2017
Asking for Orkney Opinions

A new public consultation group is about to provide feedback for the first time.

03 July 2017

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