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.