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OIC News archive from August 2018
Red Ensign flies for Merchant Navy Day

The Red Ensign flag will fly this Monday 3 September over the Town Hall in Kirkwall as Orkney Islands Council joins UK-wide events in recognition of the nation's merchant seafarers.

30 August 2018
Scapa Flow Museum Painting Conservation Appeal

An oil painting which at one time adorned the walls of the canteen at the Royal Navy Base in Lyness has been selected to be restored via public donations.

17 August 2018
Free Sanitary Products for Orkney Schools

Free sanitary products are to be made available in Orkney's schools from the first day of the new school term (Tuesday 21 August).

17 August 2018
New community learning guide for Autumn 2018 is now available

The new community learning guide for Autumn 2018 is now available.

16 August 2018
Annual Canvass Underway - Don't Lose Your Voice

Residents in Orkney are being encouraged not to lose their voice on matters that affect them by completing and returning their annual canvass form to the Electoral Registration Office as soon as possible.

16 August 2018
King Street road closure

The Council is advising that King Street in Kirkwall will be closed to traffic from tomorrow morning (Wednesday 15 August) for essential work to take place.

14 August 2018
Body-worn cameras on trial

Car park attendants in Orkney are trialling the use of personal video cameras as a safety measure.

13 August 2018
Orkney to welcome Royal Town Planning Institute President

The UK President of the Royal Town Planning Institute is to visit Orkney next week to see for himself the award-winning regeneration work carried out in Stromness.

10 August 2018
Orkney Islands Council Secures Funding for Low-Carbon Travel Project

Orkney Islands Council has today (August 8) welcomed the news that thay have secured £670,000 from the European Regional Development Fund for a low carbon travel project in Stromness.

08 August 2018
Help on offer when private water supplies run dry

The Council is advising households with private water supplies that help is available if these run dry.

07 August 2018
Exam results today for Orkney pupils

Pupils across Orkney are today (Tuesday 7 August) receiving their examination results from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

07 August 2018
Visual Artists and Craft Makers fund reopens

A scheme aimed at helping local artists and crafts people take their creative development and ideas to the next level is open again for applications, following renewed backing from Creative Scotland.

03 August 2018
Take it all the way

Orkney Islands Council is asking Orkney households to take it all the way when it comes to putting their bins out.

02 August 2018
Views sought on kitchen hire charging

The Council is seeking feedback on plans to charge for the use of community school kitchens for a number of events.

02 August 2018

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