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  • Occasional Licence - Sarah Thomson - Birsay Community Hall - County Harvest Home

    The Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board has received an application for occasional licence from Sarah Thomson for Birsay Community Hall.

    20 September 2022

  • Orkney folk asked to help shape improvements to NEC service

    Orkney users of the NEC (National Entitlement Card) who receive Mainland Scotland (and/or Shetland) ferry travel vouchers are being asked to help shape improvements to the service.

    Transport Scotland are looking at improvements to the concession travel service that could offer a digital version of the NEC paper ferry vouchers, which could be electronically stored on NEC smartcards, like the bus pass is.

    To ensure that any potential changes meet folk’s needs, they want to speak to users to best inform any future improvements to the service and allow people the opportunity to help shape the changes.

    If you are an Orkney resident and NEC cardholder over 60 years old; or living with disability or aged between 16 and 18 years then Transport Scotland wants to hear from you at an event on Wednesday 21 September between 13:00 - 14:00 in the Kirkwall & St Ola Town Hall and Community Centre, Meeting Room 3.

    If you are unable to attend but would like to provide feedback, or you have any questions please email saltirecard@gov.scot or call Keli Donnelly on 07826903834.

    This does not involve Orkney’s internal concessionary travel on the inter-isles ferries – only ferry vouchers in relation to travel to Mainland Scotland (and/or Shetland).

    20 September 2022

  • One minute’s silence at P&R

    Members attending today’s OIC Policy and Resources Committee meeting stood for one minute’s silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II just after 9.30am before undertaking the business before them.

    After a 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at St George’s Chapel, Windsor yesterday, Monday, following a national state funeral.

    20 September 2022

  • Remote registrations - Births and deaths

    Directions for the registration service

    In accordance with sections 14(1A)(b) and 23(1A)(b) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (as amended by the Coronavirus
    (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Act 2022), and with the approval of the Registrar General, the District Registrar for the registration district of Orkney Islands
    directs as follows, with effect from 24 September 2022.

    20 September 2022

  • Occasional Licence - Eday Community Association - Eday Community Centre - Harvest Home

    The Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board has received an application for occasional licence from Eday Community Association for Eday Community Centre.

    16 September 2022

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

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