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  • Kirkwall BID announces new interim Chair

    Kirkwall BID announces new interim Chair

    Cheryl Chapman, Destination Development Manager for VisitScotland in Orkney, has taken over from Duncan McLean, proprietor of Kirkness & Gorie as Kirkwall BID’s new interim chair.

    Duncan is leaving his role with the BID after more than four years to allow another director to head up the board.

    23 May 2023

  • Scapa Flow Museum shortlisted for Museum of the Year

    Scapa Flow Museum shortlisted for Museum of the Year

    Scapa Flow Museum has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023, the world’s largest museum prize.

    22 May 2023

  • Plan ahead for the Glasgow LEZ!

    If you are planning a trip away and driving through Glasgow city centre from 1 June 2023, then you need to be prepared for the new Low Emission Zone (LEZ) that will be in force.

    All vehicles entering the zone must meet the emissions standard or you will face a penalty charge. However, there are exemptions for Blue Badge holders. 

    Blue Badge holders can now access the Scottish LEZ Exemption System to register their vehicles for a LEZ exemption.

    22 May 2023

  • Tenant participation pop-up events hailed a success

    The recent tenant participation pop-up events in Orkney have been hailed a success by the organisers – Orkney Islands Council (OIC) and Orkney Housing Association Ltd (OHAL).

    Suzy Boardman from OHAL and Claire Pritchard from the Council hosted a number of the drop-in sessions in Kirkwall and Stromness to promote tenant participation and engagement.

    They were delighted with the response.

    22 May 2023

  • Student Funding open for applications

    Orkney Islands Council is advising that applications are now open for assistance towards the cost of supporting young people to continue their studies.

    There are two types of grants available through the Council:

    22 May 2023

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