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  • Delays expected at first barrier from 24-26 January for survey work

    Orkney Islands Council is advising the public to expect short delays on the main St Margarets Hope to Kirkwall road next week (A961) as survey work on the first Churchill Barrier takes place.

    19 January 2023

  • Warehouse Buildings opening hours change

    The opening hours at the Council’s Warehouse Buildings in Stromness are changing slightly from later this month.

    From Monday 30 January, the new hours will be:

    18 January 2023

  • Four-day archaeological research event to be held in Orkney

    Four-day archaeological research event to be held in Orkney

    A four-day archaeological research conference is being held in Orkney during March as the final event in the development of Scotland’s Islands Research Framework for Archaeology.

    It is anticipated that up to 120 people from across Scotland and beyond will attend the symposium and Neil Gray MSP, Scottish Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development who was brought up in Orkney and educated at Kirkwall Grammar School, will launch the event.

    18 January 2023

  • Orkney Islands Council achieves Investors in People Award for the first time

    Orkney Islands Council has achieved the Investors in People (IIP) (Standard) Award for the first time – part of a drive to improve how the local authority supports and develops its employees.

    IIP – which is recognised globally for pushing best practice in people management – carried out a review recently at OIC with IIP Practitioners meeting and surveying staff from across the whole organisation to determine what is working well and what could be done better.

    17 January 2023

  • College social care course is “changing lives”

    A year on and the Orkney College UHI course for people interested in exploring a career in social care has become a popular choice for those looking to make a difference to the lives of others in the county.

    ‘Introduction to a Career in Social Care’ is a 6-week online course, aimed at people aged 16 and over who are interested in working in social care including senior phase pupils, people who are unemployed, under threat of unemployment or considering a change in career.

    17 January 2023

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