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