Orkney Islands Council has today (30 September) welcomed the news that they are to receive £774k from Crown Estate funds to spend on local projects.
Orkney's new pilot launch was today officially named Scapa Pathfinder.
A report to today's meeting of the Council's Monitoring and Audit Committee (26 September 2019) has set out the key findings of a review into the Council's 2018 headstones and burial ground safety programme - and made a number of recommendations for how the programme should be improved for any future works.
Orkney Islands Council Leader James Stockan today welcomed an initiative designed to strengthen and build new links between Scotland and nations in the Arctic.
Orkney Islands Council is this year taking part in National Inclusion Week.
Orkney Islands Council today welcomed an announcement from the Scottish Government on the next Northern Isles ferry contract, with Serco NorthLink named as the preferred bidder.
Work to re-erect headstones in Orkney's cemeteries is continuing with five cemeteries now completed, and one more expected to be completed shortly.
Businesses have the chance next month to find out more about providing services and supplies for the public sector in Orkney.
Orkney Islands Council is about to begin the September Red Bag Roll out.
This recycling week (23-29 September), Orkney Islands Council is running a mini-campaign encouraging residents to recycle even more foil trays and household foil.
Orkney Islands Council's Leader James Stockan has responded to the news that UK energy regulator OFGEM has conditionally approved SSEN proposals to build a 220MW interconnector linking Orkney with the Scottish mainland.
A powerful message will be driven home to local people next week as the Safe Drive, Stay Alive event comes to Orkney.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has begun a public consultation on proposals for councillor numbers and ward boundaries in Orkney Islands Council area.
Setting the bar high for sport across Scotland’s Highlands and Islands will be focus of a special event in Orkney later this month, as work starts in earnest to prepare for the International Island Games to be staged in the county in 2023.
Inspectors from Education Scotland have described Sanday Community School as 'the heart, soul and future' of the island community in a recent inspection report.
Orkney Islands Council is reminding the public about the dangers of incorrectly disposing of gas canisters.
Orkney Islands Council is reminding householders they have the chance to take part in a county-wide energy efficiency survey.
Scotland's first Arctic Policy Framework will be launched in Orkney, a move welcomed by the Islands Council.
An underwater inspection of the pilot vessel Scapa Pathfinder is to be carried out into a possible technical issue.
A funding scheme for local artists and craftspeople is now open for applications - for the sixth year in a row.
Orkney Islands Council is to seek views on potential changes to its policy on letting homes.
To mark the 80th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Royal Oak on 14th October 1939, a special display of objects from the ship and her crew is on show at Orkney Museum in Kirkwall.
Two community projects have secured funding from the Council's Community Development Fund (CDF), following a meeting of the CDF sub-committee this week.
The Red Ensign flag is flying this Tuesday 3 September over the Town Hall in Kirkwall as Orkney joins UK-wide events in recognition of the nation's merchant seafarers.
A turf cutting ceremony has taken place at Lyness, marking the start of work to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum.
Orkney's new pilot vessel has arrived at Scapa after a long sea journey from Spain.