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.