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  • Flagstone repairs throughout Kirkwall start on 20 September

    Flagstone repairs throughout Kirkwall start on 20 September

    Roads in Kirkwall will be closed to vehicles at times over coming weeks as important flagstone repairs take place.

    14 September 2021

  • Doors Open Day at Orkney Museum this Saturday

    Doors Open Day at Orkney Museum this Saturday

    Local poet, Lydia Harris, will be reading her poetry inspired by artefacts on display in theOrkney Museum this Satruday 18 Seotember as part of the national Doors Open Day festival.

    14 September 2021

  • Orkney flood victims share their story and urge others to “flood proof” their homes

    Orkney flood victims share their story and urge others to “flood proof” their homes

    Orkney’s Local Heroes Neil and Sarah Taylor have first-hand experience of flooding and are urging others to do all they can to make their homes flood resilient.

    Sarah, who is a lifeguard and swimming instructor at Stromness Swimming Pool, said they will be attending at one of the Scottish Flood Forum’s (SFF) planned engagement events in Orkney next week to hear how they can further protect their home from future flooding.

    13 September 2021

  • 'Orkney Gateway' World Heritage Site consultation reminder - and new online survey

    'Orkney Gateway' World Heritage Site consultation reminder - and new online survey

    Local people are being reminded to take a closer look at proposals for the future management of the world-renowned Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site (WHS)  - and give their feedback via an online survey option newly added to the consultation website.

    13 September 2021

  • Full School Counselling Service in Orkney moves a step closer

    The establishment of a full School Counselling Service in Orkney got the backing of Councillors this week.

    A part-time in-school counselling service has been available for some time in Orkney’s senior secondary schools, however the Scottish Government aims to see this rolled out further to make counselling available for all children and young people aged ten and over. Funding of £166,000 has been allocated by the Scottish Government for Orkney for 2021/22.

    13 September 2021

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