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OIC News archive from September 2018
Ticket books update from Orkney Ferries

Isles residents with more than one car can now have two vehicles linked to books of travel tickets issued by Orkney Ferries.

27 September 2018
Views sought on ‘Empty Homes Strategy’

Public views are being sought on Orkney Islands Council's strategy for bringing empty homes back into use.

27 September 2018
Keeper of Registers of Scotland visits Archive after tweet about oldest document

The Council's Orkney Library and Archive team have been in the news again - this time for their tweet about a centuries-old item in their care which documents the selling of a piece of land for 'five crowns/krona and two ky' (cattle) in 1402.

26 September 2018
Gold Sports Award award for two Orkney schools

Two schools in Orkney have been recognised this week with a prestigious national award from SportScotland for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.

26 September 2018
Local projects awarded LEADER funding – deadline looming for remaining applications

Two projects have been awarded funding from the local LEADER fund - with time is running out for other projects looking to secure support from the fund.

24 September 2018
Free Parking Time Again

Parking is free once again from October 1 for the first hour at a number of town centre car parks in Orkney.

21 September 2018
Recycling Week 2018

Tackling plastic pollution will be top of the list of topics taken to the public this Recycling Week by the Council’s waste team.

21 September 2018
Council Leader to Press Senior Ministers for Ferry Improvements

Orkney Islands Council Leader, James Stockan, is to meet with senior Scottish Government ministers over the next couple of weeks to discuss a range of issues around Orkney's internal and external ferry services.

20 September 2018
Interested in doing business with the public sector?

Orkney's annual 'Meet the Buyer' networking event takes place on 10 October.

20 September 2018
Tankerness House Gardens targeted by vandals

Orkney Islands Council and Orkney Blide Trust are appealing to members of the public for their help reporting vandalism, following recent damage at Tankerness House Gardens.

19 September 2018
More land available in support of harbour business at Hatston

Extra land is being made available to encourage further business activity at Hatston Pier in Orkney.

18 September 2018
Residents encouraged to sign up for new flood warning service

A new coastal flood warning service for Orkney is launched today (Tuesday 18 September).

18 September 2018
Electoral Registration reminder

Reminders have been sent to households in Orkney that have so far not returned this year’s Electoral Registration forms.

17 September 2018
Armistice film to be cast on Cathedral

St Magnus Cathedral, one of Orkney’s best-known landmarks, is set to become the canvas for a short film as part of events to mark the armistice of the Great War.

10 September 2018
Safety reminder following illegal dumping of explosives

The Council is reminding the public of the risks of dumping explosives following discovery by staff of 26 marine distress flares at St Margaret’s Hope household waste and recycling centre.

10 September 2018
Roadworks resume on Junction and New Scapa roads

Diversions and changes to public bus timetables will be in place from this Monday (10 September) while vital road work is carried out by the Council on Junction Road and New Scapa Road in Kirkwall.

07 September 2018
Film Festival returns with support from Film Hub Scotland

Orkney Islands Council and West Side Cinema have secured strategic support from Film Hub Scotland to continue to develop film exhibition and community cinema provision in the county.

07 September 2018
Report Published on Community Conversations Feedback

Feedback received during the Council's recent 'Community Conversations' consultation meetings has been published today (Tuesday September 4) by the Council.

04 September 2018
New Tour App for St Magnus Cathedral

Visitors to St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall can now access a handy app providing an audio-visual guide to the iconic building.

04 September 2018
Call for photos of Orcadians lost in First World War as Armistice approaches

Orkney Islands Council is urging local people to see if they can help complete a photographic collection of all Orcadian service personnel killed during the First World War, as the centenary of the end of the conflict draws near.

04 September 2018

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