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.
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.
Free sanitary products are to be made available in Orkney's schools from the first day of the new school term (Tuesday 21 August).
The new community learning guide for Autumn 2018 is now available.
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.
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.
Car park attendants in Orkney are trialling the use of personal video cameras as a safety measure.
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.
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.
The Council is advising households with private water supplies that help is available if these run dry.
Pupils across Orkney are today (Tuesday 7 August) receiving their examination results from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
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.
Orkney Islands Council is asking Orkney households to take it all the way when it comes to putting their bins out.
The Council is seeking feedback on plans to charge for the use of community school kitchens for a number of events.