The Council will be carrying out essential repairs to Albert Street, Bridge Street and Victoria Street, Kirkwall, over the latter part of this week and next week.
A further call has gone out for nominations for the 2017 Community Council elections – with a reminder of some of the key projects that Orkney’s community councils have been involved in over the last few years.
A new Council initiative to help people in Orkney turn food waste into garden compost has proved a great success with a special offer on food and garden waste digesters selling out in less than 24 hours.
Orkney Islands Council and Orkney Housing Association are holding a Tenants Day on Friday 1 September.
Stroll through centuries of stories buried within the grounds of St Magnus Cathedral, with the help of a new self-guided tour of the graveyard.
Orkney Islands Council has welcomed a Scottish Government scheme to significantly reduce ferry fares on routes between the Northern Isles and mainland Scotland.
Orkney’s electors are being asked to complete their annual Electoral Registration Household Enquiry Form.
Scaffolding is being put up ahead of work to replace fascia, soffit and barge boards fitted at Papdale Halls of Residence in Kirkwall.
Elections for Orkney’s 20 Community Councils are now underway.
With pupils returning to school on Tuesday, the chair of the local Road Safety Forum is reminding local drivers to be extra vigilant on the roads.
Ever wondered what’s involved in wildlife recording? Head along to a ‘Bio Blitz’ in Happy Valley this Saturday 19 August.
A scheme aimed at helping local artists and craftspeople take their creative and business ideas to the next level is open again for applications, following renewed backing from Creative Scotland.
An initiative to promote the safe use of gas in homes and businesses is being undertaking by Orkney Islands Council’s Environmental Health Team.
There will be road closures in Stromness on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week to enable road repairs to be carried out.
Pupils across Orkney will today (Tuesday 8 August) be receiving their examination results from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
The Council is advising householders to think ahead to winter – with funding available to keep homes warm and cut fuel bills.
Orkney Islands Council has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government of £1.7 million in funding towards a major upgrade of the harbour at Pierowall in Westay.
The first aircraft landing on the deck of a moving ship was marked today (Wednesday 2 August) in Orkney – with the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier forming an impressive background to the centenary commemoration.
The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier is expected to visit Scapa Flow tomorrow (Wednesday 2 August) – 100 years to the day since a plane landed on the deck of a moving ship for the first time.
A new memorial to pioneering pilot Edwin Dunning will be unveiled in Orkney tomorrow (Wednesday 2 August).