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  • Reminder not to handle dead birds as Avian Influenza Prevention Zone put place for bird owners across Britain

    Reminder not to handle dead birds as Avian Influenza Prevention Zone put place for bird owners across Britain

    The Council is issuing a reminder not to handle dead birds, as Chief Veterinary Officers from England, Scotland and Wales declare an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone across the whole of Great Britain.

    04 November 2021

  • Gambling Policy Review 2022

    Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board carried out a review of its Statement of Gambling Policy in terms of the Gambling Act 2005 during 2021.

    04 November 2021

  • Short delays over coming days as festive lighting preparations continue

    Short delays over coming days as festive lighting preparations continue

    Orkney Islands Council is advising there may be short delays in the centre of Kirkwall, Stromness and St Margarets Hope over coming days as preparations for festive lighting continue.

    02 November 2021

  • Sunday 31 October toilet closures

    Sunday 31 October toilet closures

    Members of the public are advised that Orkney’s public toilets will be closed for one day this Sunday.

    These facilities can sadly become a target of vandalism on Halloween and therefore it is normal practice that on 31 October the facilities are closed to the public.

    27 October 2021

  • Test for flood defences planned

    Test for flood defences planned

    The pre-winter deployment of coastal flood protection systems in Kirkwall, St Margaret’s Hope and Holm will be carried out during an exercise next week (16 and 17 September).

    Within Kirkwall the various flood gates will be deployed in sections on Thursday 16 September from 9am. This will have a temporary impact on the Waterfront West-Shapinsay Slip carpark and the wider Kirkwall harbour area, but deployment will be carried out in sections to minimize disruption.

    13 September 2021

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