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  • Orkney Museum exhibition – ‘Dowsing at Brodgar’

    Orkney Museum exhibition – ‘Dowsing at Brodgar’

    A set of dowsing rods and the fantastic archaeological surroundings at Brodgar were the inspiration behind an art exhibition to take place at Orkney Museum this summer.

    Local artist Samantha Gray is presenting her works under the title ‘Dowsing at Brodgar’ from June to September in Room 1 at the museum on Broad Street in Kirkwall. It was particularly important to Samantha to display her work there, partly due to her inspiration, and also as she is a Visitor Assistant at the museum during the summer.

    30 May 2023

  • Realignment of A961 comes to Planning Committee

    An application will come forward to Orkney Islands Council’s Planning Committee this next week for changes to the A961 road between Kirkwall and St Mary's in Holm.

    The application will allow for a right hand turn lane for potential future use of the Deepdale area as a deep water quay facility, similar to the one that serves Hatston Pier from Grainshore Road in Kirkwall

    Any future deep water quay and the access road down to the site would be the subject of separate planning applications.

    29 May 2023

  • Islands Forum ‘incredibly useful’ in making strong case to UK Government for Orkney ferry funding

    Council Leader James Stockan has described the recent Islands Forum meeting as ‘incredibly useful’ - highlighting in particular his discussions with Michael Gove - Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities  -  around potential funding streams for Orkney’s internal ferry service.

    Representatives of ten island groups attended the forum in the Isle of Wight last week.

    This was the second meeting of the forum – with the inaugural meeting having taken place in Orkney in September last year.

    29 May 2023

  • Older vehicle scrappage fund open to folk in Orkney

    Transport Scotland’s Mobility and Scrappage Fund is open to new applications from eligible households in Orkney.

    Administered by Energy Saving Trust, up to £3,000 is available to eligible applicants for the disposal of their older vehicles and to encourage the switch towards active or shared travel options.

    Applicants will receive a £2,000 grant upon the disposal of their vehicle at a SEPA authorised treatment facility and provision of a verifiable Certificate of Destruction. Orkney Aggregates are named as the local contact.

    29 May 2023

  • Counting down to the first free Multiply numeracy course for adults!

    Counting down to the first free Multiply numeracy course for adults!

    Applications are open for the first free numeracy course in Orkney to be delivered by The Learning Link through Multiply – a new programme aimed at transforming the lives of adults by improving numeracy skills.

    The Numeracy National 4 course starts on Monday 12 June at The Learning Link, 2 St Rognvald Street, Kirkwall, and runs over eight sessions until 31 July on Mondays from 12.30pm-2.30pm.

    26 May 2023

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