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OIC News archive from September 2019
OIC Receives £774k Funding from first Crown Estate Distribution

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.

30 September 2019
Naming ceremony for new pilot vessel

Orkney's new pilot launch was today officially named Scapa Pathfinder.

27 September 2019
Report sets out findings of headstones review

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.

26 September 2019
Arctic initiative launched in Stromness

Orkney Islands Council Leader James Stockan today welcomed an initiative designed to strengthen and build new links between Scotland and nations in the Arctic.

23 September 2019
OIC Marks National Inclusion Week

Orkney Islands Council is this year taking part in National Inclusion Week.

20 September 2019
Northern Isles ferry contract

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.

20 September 2019
Progress report on headstone reinstatement works

Work to re-erect headstones in Orkney's cemeteries is continuing with five cemeteries now completed, and one more expected to be completed shortly.

18 September 2019
Drop by and discover more about working with the public sector

Businesses have the chance next month to find out more about providing services and supplies for the public sector in Orkney.

18 September 2019
Red bag rollout to start

Orkney Islands Council is about to begin the September Red Bag Roll out.

18 September 2019
Householders urged to focus on foil

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.

18 September 2019
OIC Leader Responds to OFGEM Orkney interconnector announcement

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.

17 September 2019
Powerful message to be driven home at Safe Drive, Stay Alive event

A powerful message will be driven home to local people next week as the Safe Drive, Stay Alive event comes to Orkney.

12 September 2019
Review of electoral arrangements in Orkney – public consultation

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.

11 September 2019
Sports leaders meet in Orkney to set the bar high for 2023 Island Games

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.

11 September 2019
Sanday School at the heart of the island community

Inspectors from Education Scotland have described Sanday Community School as 'the heart, soul and future' of the island community in a recent inspection report.

11 September 2019
Gas canisters – safe disposal reminder

Orkney Islands Council is reminding the public about the dangers of incorrectly disposing of gas canisters.

10 September 2019
Energy survey reminder

Orkney Islands Council is reminding householders they have the chance to take part in a county-wide energy efficiency survey.

10 September 2019
Orkney to host Arctic event

Scotland's first Arctic Policy Framework will be launched in Orkney, a move welcomed by the Islands Council.

09 September 2019
Scapa Pathfinder update

An underwater inspection of the pilot vessel Scapa Pathfinder is to be carried out into a possible technical issue.

06 September 2019
Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards Scheme now open

A funding scheme for local artists and craftspeople is now open for applications - for the sixth year in a row.

06 September 2019
Home lettings feedback sought

Orkney Islands Council is to seek views on potential changes to its policy on letting homes.

06 September 2019
Remembering HMS Royal Oak at Orkney Museum

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.

04 September 2019
Community projects secure Community Development Fund support

Two community projects have secured funding from the Council's Community Development Fund (CDF), following a meeting of the CDF sub-committee this week.

04 September 2019
Red Ensign flies for Merchant Navy Day

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.

03 September 2019
Scapa Flow Museum - first turf cut

A turf cutting ceremony has taken place at Lyness, marking the start of work to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum.

02 September 2019
New pilot launch steams in

Orkney's new pilot vessel has arrived at Scapa after a long sea journey from Spain.

01 September 2019

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