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  • Road works update – 25 November onwards

    Road works update – 25 November onwards

    A roundup of works underway or soon to start around Orkney.

    Work is ongoing on the Harray Road (A986) to fix a collapsed culvert which has been causing flooding between Grimeston Road and Refuge Corner.

    25 November 2022

  • Waste Management Sites - Festive Period Closures

    Waste Management Sites - Festive Period Closures

    Check here for the opening times of our waste management sites for both businesses and households during the festive period!

    25 November 2022

  • Christmas wish granted as school festive productions will be open to communities once more!

    Christmas wish granted as school festive productions will be open to communities once more!

    Oh no, they’re not…oh yes, they are! The festive shows will go ahead in Orkney’s schools this Christmas with communities welcome to attend for the first time since 2019!

    There may have been no room at the inn, but there’s plenty of space within our schools for folk to come along and enjoy the nativities and concerts as safely as possible.

    24 November 2022

  • Funding pot proposed for Nordic collaboration

    Orkney Islands Council looks set to establish a funding pot to support Orkney-based organisations to collaborate with projects and partners that are funded by  the Nordic Atlantic Cooperation.

    Elected members at this week’s Policy and Resources Committee agreed recommendations that a £20,000 funding pot should be established with a maximum funding award of £5000.

     

    24 November 2022

  • Firth Primary’s Royal superfan receives third “special” letter

    Firth Primary’s Royal superfan receives third “special” letter

    Orkney’s Kali Morris may be only seven, but she’s getting quite accustomed to receiving a special delivery in the post! 

    The P3 pupil at Firth Primary recently received two Royal letters, which have pride of place in her “Royal box”, joining another she was sent some time ago.

     

    24 November 2022

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