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OIC News archive from August 2019
Kirkwall town centre works to get underway on Monday

The Council is reminding folk that the second phase of street improvement works in Kirkwall’s town centre is due to get underway next week (week beginning 2 September).

30 August 2019
North Isles Scheme Teams Up with Orkney Skate Trust for Marine Life Project

The North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme (NILPS) is to work with the Orkney Skate Trust on an exciting and innovative project to learn more about the critically endangered Flapper Skate and general marine life in the North Isles.

30 August 2019
Scapa Flow Project Shortlisted for National Planning Award

A project by Orkney Islands Council which aims to support the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry whilst protecting and maintaining the seas around Orkney has been shortlisted for a national planning award.

28 August 2019
Ferry vouchers to be valid for longer

Orkney Ferries is to extend the period multi-journey books of vouchers are valid for.

26 August 2019
Roadworks on Pickaquoy Road at Tesco pedestrian crossing

The Council will be carrying out important road works on Pickaquoy Road from 09:00 tomorrow (Tuesday 27 August) to lay safety surfacing at a pedestrian crossing.

26 August 2019
‘Valuing our Seas’ workshops for marine planning project

An innovative workshop looking at the process of marine planning in Orkney will take place in Kirkwall and Stromness next month.

26 August 2019
Executive Director recruitment update

Orkney Islands Council is set to appoint a new Executive Director of Education, Leisure and Housing.

25 August 2019
Interpreting Kirkwall’s past

New interpretation panels and benches have been installed in Kirkwall.

22 August 2019
Kirkwall THI – next phase announced

The second phase of street improvement works in Kirkwall’s town centre is due to get underway at the beginning of September.

19 August 2019
Museum project – work starts soon

Work to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum is set to begin in September.

19 August 2019
Don't be an idler - and help cut those fumes

Orkney Islands Council is urging all motorists to switch over to switching off, following concerns raised by the public about fumes from idling vehicles.

19 August 2019
Cabinet Secretary visit welcomed

Council Leader James Stockan has welcomed the opportunity for discussions today with the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.

14 August 2019
Your vote matters - don’t lose it

People in Orkney are being encouraged not to lose their vote by completing and returning their annual canvass form to the Electoral Registration Office as soon as possible.

12 August 2019
Exam results today for Orkney pupils

Pupils across Orkney are today (Tuesday 6 August) receiving their examination results from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

06 August 2019
Cathedral consultation event

The consultation on plans to improve the main entrance at St Magnus Cathedral comes to an end this week.

05 August 2019
Call for artists to contribute to ‘landscape of tales’ exhibition

Artists’ contributions are currently invited for an upcoming winter exhibition at the Orkney Museum exploring folklore, archaeology and landscape.

05 August 2019
Look out for your energy survey – and the chance to win a cash prize

An Orkney-wide energy efficiency survey will drop though letter boxes over the weeks ahead.

02 August 2019

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