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OIC News archive from July 2019
RET funding call for inter-island service

Orkney Islands Council is calling for the Scottish Government to provide funding that would allow cheaper fares on local inter-island ferry routes.

31 July 2019
Planning applications for met masts lodged

Planning applications have been made to install 'met masts' at two of the sites being considered as part of 'Orkney's Community Wind Farm' project.

30 July 2019
Red bags survey – reminder from OIC

Householders who currently receive a red bag waste collection are being reminded to return survey forms to the Council.

25 July 2019
Orkney Hydrogen Strategy Out for Consultation

Views are being sought on a strategy for the development of hydrogen projects in the county.

18 July 2019
Kirkwall named top cruise destination

Orkney has once again topped the table for visitor satisfaction - with Kirkwall named Top Cruise Destination for Western Europe and the United Kingdom.

17 July 2019
Education grants now open for applications

Applications are now open for assistance towards the cost of supporting young people to continue their studies.

16 July 2019
Orkney welcomes new SAGA cruise ship on maiden voyage

One of the world’s newest cruise ships, SAGA's Spirit of Discovery, will visit Orkney when she calls into Kirkwall on her maiden voyage on Sunday 14 July.

12 July 2019
Motorcyclists take part in training course

Ten motorcyclists have taken part in the first Rider Refinement North course to be held in Orkney.

12 July 2019
New research to assess response to climate change in Orkney gets underway

A research project looking at how we react in the UK to climate hazards like flooding and storms is seeking local residents and businesses in Orkney to take part in the study.

11 July 2019
Headstone Reinstatement Works to Gather Pace After Training Courses

A series of courses held in Orkney recently has bolstered the availability of Council staff and local construction firms trained in the inspection, maintenance and repair of headstones in the county.

08 July 2019
Sandwick road resurfacing next week

Orkney Islands Council's spring/summer road resurfacing programme for 2019 is due to come to a close next week (week beginning 8 July), with a final piece of work in the Sandwick area.

05 July 2019
Scapa 100 Message of thanks to Orkney from German Ambassador

A letter sent on behalf of the German Ambassador Dr Petter Wittig has thanked the Orkney community for a 'remarkable' programme of events marking the recent centenary of the scuttling of the German Fleet in Scapa Flow.

05 July 2019
Young people from across northern Scotland meet at alliance event

Seven young people from Orkney joined peers from seven other council areas across northern Scotland recently to talk about issues affecting them.

04 July 2019
Asbestos Waste Reminder as St Margaret’s Hope Recycling Centre Closes

The recycling centre in St Margaret's Hope is currently closed due to the dumping of cement bonded asbestos at the site yesterday (Wednesday) by a member of the public.

04 July 2019
Councils warn against cold-calling energy traders

Trading Standards teams across the North of Scotland are warning unsuspecting householders to be on their guard if they are approached by individuals offering to install home energy products.

03 July 2019
Scapa Flow Museum – update

Councillors today (Tuesday 2 July) endorsed plans to take forward a revised project to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum.

02 July 2019
Out of hours numbers - for urgent calls

Outside normal office hours (09:00-17:00), please use the following numbers if you need to contact the council urgently.

01 July 2019
Bringing the community together with music and song

An invitation has been issued for people in Orkney to form a community choir and take part in a special performance at St Magnus Cathedral.

01 July 2019
Cathedral entrance proposals – chance to share your views

Plans to enhance the main entrance to St Magnus Cathedral are due to go on display this week – with feedback invited from Cathedral users and the wider Orkney community.

01 July 2019

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