Orkney Islands Council advising that festive lighting will be put up in St Margaret’s Hope on Thursday 14 November 2019.
Orkney Islands Council is advising that road maintenance work will be carried out in Kirkwall next week.
The Notice of Election for December’s General Election has been published today (Friday 8 November).
Sports Awards Nominations are requested for the most prestigious awards in Orkney sport.
Orkney Islands Council is advising of plans for resurfacing works on six roads around Orkney over coming months.
Young people from across Orkney will gather in the Council Chamber to debate issues of importance to them later this month.
A record number of Scottish schools - 12 of them from Orkney - have received a prestigious award from sportscotland in recognition of their commitment to school sport.
A public vote is underway to select the names for Orkney’s new tugs - currently under construction in Turkey.
Orkney Islands Council is to present revised plans for a six turbine wind farm at Quanterness to the public later this month.
Orkney Islands Council is advising that Alfred Street in Stromness will be closed to traffic from Monday 4 November for around five weeks to allow drainage work to take place.
Road maintenance work is planned for Stromness next week.
Orkney Islands Council is advising that a section of Palace Road in Kirkwall is set to be closed to traffic for around five weeks.
Mechanical issues have affected recycling collections today (Monday 21 October) and will also cause disruptions tomorrow (Tuesday 22 October)
A special open day takes place this week, showcasing the new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC) Robert Rendall building in Stromness.
Orkney Islands Council has issued a safety reminder after maritime distress flares were dumped at St Margaret’s Hope household waste and recycling centre.
The body overseeing the delivery of health and social care in the county has published its plan for the next three years.
Orkney Islands Council will be carrying out flagstone replacement works in Dundas Street, Stromness next week.
Reminders have now been sent to all properties in Orkney who have not yet responded to Electoral Registration Household Enquiry forms issued earlier this year.
Orkney Islands Council's consultation on potential changes to its Council house letting policy closes on Sunday.
Orkney’s pioneering work in the renewables and low carbon sectors should be showcased as part of the United Nations Conference of Parties (C0P) next year as one way of sharing and showcasing climate change solutions, Councillors have agreed.
Orkney Islands Council has agreed to take part in a bid to the UK Government for another round of funding to support testing of 4/5G services in Orkney.
Peedie Breeks is a long established and valued business in Kirkwall. The decision of the owners to cease trading will have a significant impact on a number of families. This issue has attracted public interest in the last week and we thought it might be useful to provide you with some information on some of the main issues that have been raised.
We have been advised today (Friday 4 October) that the owners of Peedie Breeks will be closing the doors on the service in July next year. This is a long established and valued service in Kirkwall and this decision will impact on a number of families.
Victoria Street in Kirkwall will be closed to traffic during the day for three days next week.
A meeting of Orkney Islands Council's Full Council has today (1 October 2019) approved planning permission for the erection of a substation and associated works at land near Heddle Hill in Firth.
The Orkney Library and Archive in Kirkwall will be a hive of activity this October as they join in national Libraries Week and Fun Palaces celebrations.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Orkney Ferries is to extend the period multi-journey books of vouchers are valid for.
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.
An innovative workshop looking at the process of marine planning in Orkney will take place in Kirkwall and Stromness next month.
Orkney Islands Council is set to appoint a new Executive Director of Education, Leisure and Housing.
New interpretation panels and benches have been installed in Kirkwall.
The second phase of street improvement works in Kirkwall’s town centre is due to get underway at the beginning of September.
Work to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum is set to begin in September.
Orkney Islands Council is urging all motorists to switch over to switching off, following concerns raised by the public about fumes from idling vehicles.
Council Leader James Stockan has welcomed the opportunity for discussions today with the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.
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.
Pupils across Orkney are today (Tuesday 6 August) receiving their examination results from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
The consultation on plans to improve the main entrance at St Magnus Cathedral comes to an end this week.
Artists’ contributions are currently invited for an upcoming winter exhibition at the Orkney Museum exploring folklore, archaeology and landscape.
An Orkney-wide energy efficiency survey will drop though letter boxes over the weeks ahead.
Orkney Islands Council is calling for the Scottish Government to provide funding that would allow cheaper fares on local inter-island ferry routes.
Planning applications have been made to install 'met masts' at two of the sites being considered as part of 'Orkney's Community Wind Farm' project.
Householders who currently receive a red bag waste collection are being reminded to return survey forms to the Council.
Views are being sought on a strategy for the development of hydrogen projects in the county.
Orkney has once again topped the table for visitor satisfaction - with Kirkwall named Top Cruise Destination for Western Europe and the United Kingdom.
Applications are now open for assistance towards the cost of supporting young people to continue their studies.
One of the world’s newest cruise ships, SAGA's Spirit of Discovery, will visit Orkney when she calls into Kirkwall on her maiden voyage on Sunday 14 July.
Ten motorcyclists have taken part in the first Rider Refinement North course to be held in Orkney.
A research project looking at how we react in the UK to climate hazards like flooding and storms is seeking local residents and businesses in Orkney to take part in the study.
A series of courses held in Orkney recently has bolstered the availability of Council staff and local construction firms trained in the inspection, maintenance and repair of headstones in the county.
Orkney Islands Council's spring/summer road resurfacing programme for 2019 is due to come to a close next week (week beginning 8 July), with a final piece of work in the Sandwick area.
A letter sent on behalf of the German Ambassador Dr Petter Wittig has thanked the Orkney community for a 'remarkable' programme of events marking the recent centenary of the scuttling of the German Fleet in Scapa Flow.
Seven young people from Orkney joined peers from seven other council areas across northern Scotland recently to talk about issues affecting them.
The recycling centre in St Margaret's Hope is currently closed due to the dumping of cement bonded asbestos at the site yesterday (Wednesday) by a member of the public.
Trading Standards teams across the North of Scotland are warning unsuspecting householders to be on their guard if they are approached by individuals offering to install home energy products.
Councillors today (Tuesday 2 July) endorsed plans to take forward a revised project to restore and improve the Scapa Flow Museum.
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An invitation has been issued for people in Orkney to form a community choir and take part in a special performance at St Magnus Cathedral.
Plans to enhance the main entrance to St Magnus Cathedral are due to go on display this week – with feedback invited from Cathedral users and the wider Orkney community.
New figures reveal positive economic boost as Business Gateway celebrates 10 years in Orkney.
Surveys are due to be carried out on the first Barrier next week (w/b 8 July) to establish whether structural issues deep within the causeway could be causing an uneven road surface.
Parents and carers in Orkney are being reminded they have just a few days left to participate in a survey on parental involvement and engagement in education.
An app aimed at encouraging locals and visitors alike to explore one thousand years of the history and heritage of Kirkwall has been launched.
A name has been chosen for the new care home in Stromness.
The Council is unable to provide a live broadcast of this morning’s meeting of the Integration Joint Board.
Orkney's new pilot vessel is to be called 'Scapa Pathfinder'.
The deliberate sinking of a fleet of warships was remembered in Orkney today (Friday 21 June), 100 years since one of the most extraordinary events in naval history.
When it comes to getting a handle on the details of child car seat safety, it’s the little things that matter. That’s the message coming from Orkney’s Road Safety Forum ahead of free car seat checks being offered in Orkney next month when the national ‘Good Egg’ campaign visits the county.
A training scheme to help reduce the number of collisions involving motorcyclists is being run for the first time in Orkney
North Ronaldsay, Orkney’s most northerly island community, is seeking applicants for a unique role overseeing care and repair work on a historic stone dyke that plays a vital part in the management of a unique local breed of ancient seaweed eating sheep.
Businesses in Orkney are being invited to take part in the Orkney Business Survey 2019.
Orkney Islands Council has welcomed an announcement that innovative plans for greater local management of the seas around the islands have taken an important step forward.
An ambitious new partnership to shape the future direction for Orkney’s World Heritage Site has been unveiled today.
Young people with a flair for customer care are being offered the chance to hone their skills at a free workshop being run by Orkney Business Gateway.
Anita Angier from Shapinsay School has been awarded the Outstanding Primary Science Teacher award by the Primary Science Teachers Trust (PSTT), a UK wide award aimed at recognising teachers who raise the profile of science and the quality of primary school science provision and engage pupils in the excitement and fascination of science.
Events next week will provide an opportunity to find out more about the proposed Harbours Masterplan for Orkney.
A special exhibition at the Orkney Museum is retelling the startling story of the scuttling of the German Fleet in Scapa Flow 100 years ago.
Orkney Islands Council's Aurrida House service will mark its 20th birthday this June.
A project to supply locally produced 'green' electrical power to the MV Hamnavoe NorthLink ferry while docked in Stromness, Orkney, is due to get underway shortly.
A decision made earlier this year that Orkney Islands Council should charge for replacement household waste bins comes into effect next week.
A business networking breakfast event is being held at the end of this month, to officially launch a new Business Gateway service.
Two local young people have been selected to sit on a national panel designed to ensure young peoples' voices are heard as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
Orkney is forging new links with Scandinavian and Arctic states as the Islands Council prepares for the impact of Brexit on the county.
Councillors held discussions today (Monday 4 February) with Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell MSP over the potential impact on Orkney of the Brexit process.
Orkney Islands Council is to support the development of a multi-partner £28.5m project which could maximise the potential for renewable energy generation in Orkney – and ultimately eliminate the need for fossil fuels.
Orkney Islands Council scooped an award at last night's Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards in Glasgow.
A campaign by Orkney Islands Council to boost metals recycling rates in the county has been shortlisted for a national award.
Orkney Islands Council’s Building Standards team has scooped a top award at the Scottish Government’s Building Standards Division awards.
The voting results in Orkney for the European Parliamentary Election 2019 have been counted.