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  • Notice of Election - Community Council Elections

    Community Councillors are to be elected for each of the 20 Community Council areas within Orkney.  The Community Councils, and number of members required, are as follows:

    17 May 2022

  • Stronsay lads pull out the stops for community fundraiser

    Stronsay lads pull out the stops for community fundraiser

    Howard and Zander McQuaid, from Stronsay, smashed both their time and fundraising target during a log pull to raise money for repair work to the community’s First Responder antenna.

    They achieved five miles with a 28kg log (it gained a kilo when they left it out in the rain!) in 1 hour 31 minutes. The donations are still coming in but are over £730 – well over their £500 target.

    Fellow islander, Roger Neville-Smith, accompanied the young lads on the route and managed to capture some lovely photos along the way.

    17 May 2022

  • Sanday School’s ‘Swim to Ukraine’ fundraiser raises nearly £600

    Sanday School’s ‘Swim to Ukraine’ fundraiser raises nearly £600

    Sanday School pupils smashed the ‘Swim to Ukraine’ challenge and have raised £590 through sponsorship -not bad for a school of 60 bairns!

    Pupils from P1-S4 and staff from the school swam to Ukraine – thanks to the island’s swimming pool – raising money for the DEC Ukraine Appeal.

    Principal Teacher, Kristen Muir, said it’s around 2,200 miles to Ukraine so they scaled the sponsored swim accordingly and counted all swimming lengths during the school and public sessions

    17 May 2022

  • OIC Catering Manager named “Food Ambassador”

    OIC Catering Manager named “Food Ambassador”

    The Council’s Catering Manager, Scott Pring, has been named a Food for Life Scotland Ambassador for his work promoting healthy, sustainable and locally sourced food in schools.

    Scott attended an event in Edinburgh last week (10 May) alongside a select group of catering staff from across Scotland to receive the accolade – which follows on from the Food For Life Served here Bronze Award achieved by Scott and his team in schools in the county in 2020 and reaccredited last year.

    He has been selected for his work within schools, the community and local authority to push forward the “good food” movement.

    17 May 2022

  • Occasional Licences - Brian Clouston - Firth Community Centre - Wedding Receptions

    The Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board has received two applications for occasional licences from Brian Clouston for Firth Community Centre.

    17 May 2022

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