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  • Cathedral Service for Queen Elizabeth II

    A service of reflection and thanks for the life of Queen Elizabeth II will take place at St Magnus Cathedral this Sunday evening led by Reverend Fraser Macnaughton, Minister to St Magnus Cathedral.


    The service, at 6.30pm, will feature hymns, readings, and reflections from Council Convener Graham Bevan and Vice Lord-Lieutenant Dr Sarah Scarth.

    15 September 2022

  • The Orkney Islands Council (Various Roadworks) (Temporary Closure) Order 2022

    Orkney Islands Council has made the above-named Order under section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to ensure the safety of the public and road users during patching, resurfacing, haunch reconstruction and streetlighting works being carried out by them.

    The Order will be in operation from Monday, 19 September 2022 to Friday, 31 March 2023 and its effect will be to close the roads specified in the Schedule below, when required. Traffic signs will be erected to indicate when a road is closed.

    15 September 2022

  • Waste and recycling revised arrangements for Monday 19 September

    A reminder of the revised uplifts for waste and recycling as a result of the national bank holiday for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on Monday 19 September.


    14 September 2022

  • Road closures coming up in central Kirkwall and Stromness for flagstone repairs

    Orkney Islands Council is advising of upcoming road closures in central Kirkwall and Stromness starting next week.

    14 September 2022

  • Council arrangements for day of Queen's funeral

    All non-essential Council services and Council buildings – including schools and nurseries - will be closed on Monday 19 September for the national bank holiday for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.

    This will also mean a revised waste collection timetable – further details below - and no leisure and culture facilities.

    Essential services, such as 24/7 care and some harbour operations, will continue, although the Harbour Office at Scapa will be closed. Day Centres will also close, this includes - West Mainland Day Centre; Gilbertson Day Centre; Lifestyle Service; St Colm’s and Kalisgarth day service.

    13 September 2022

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