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  • Thousands join Queen for Cathedral celebration

    Thousands join Queen for Cathedral celebration

    Royal Visit - 13 August 1987

    The Queen visited Orkney to set a Royal seal of approval on a year of celebrations marking the 850th anniversary of St Magnus Cathedral.

    08 September 2022

  • Queen presents County Show trophies – then opens new Council offices

    Queen presents County Show trophies – then opens new Council offices

    Royal Visit – 12 August 1978

    The 93rd County Show had the unique distinction of being graced by a visit by the Queen, who watched the grand parade of champions with her youngest son, Prince Edward, and presented three of the trophies.

    08 September 2022

  • What a Glorious 12th it was! Queen and Duke’s Triumphal Tour of Orkney

    What a Glorious 12th it was! Queen and Duke’s Triumphal Tour of Orkney

    Royal visit – 12 August 1960

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s first tour of Orkney was covered by around 70 reporters from national newspapers and the BBC.

    08 September 2022

  • WeCook – Fuelling the Future

    WeCook – Fuelling the Future

    With the bairns settled back into school after the summer, autumnal weather nipping at our heels, and a cost of living crisis affecting more people than ever before, it’s never been more important to ensure our school children have a hot, nutritious and tasty meal at lunchtime.

    We need your help to continue making that happen – and it’s a chance for you to earn some money too.

    There’s a number of jobs available across the county in our schools from cooks to kitchen assistants, permanent to relief posts.

    08 September 2022

  • The Orkney Islands Council (CCTV Drainage Survey) (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 works by Andrew Sinclair Ltd. on behalf of Orkney Islands Council to survey part of the drainage infrastructure within the boundary of a road.

    The Order will be in operation from Monday, 12 September 2022 to Sunday, 20 November 2022, and its effect will be to close the roads referred to in the Schedule below when required. Traffic signs will be erected to indicate when a road is closed.

    08 September 2022

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