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  • A wave of cruise speculation

    A wave of cruise speculation

    The return of cruise to our shores in Orkney seems to have created a wave of speculation among some small pockets of our community and even further afield.

    While there are many in the county who welcome the industry’s resumption and the benefits that it brings, we acknowledge that there are others who do not wish to see liners calling into Orkney at all, or, at least, not in the numbers which are anticipated in 2022.

    08 September 2021

  • Review of Orkney Inter Island Ferry Fare Structure

    Review of Orkney Inter Island Ferry Fare Structure

    Folk in Orkney are being asked to feedback into a survey on the revised Orkney Ferries fare structure which has been in place now for nearly three months.

    08 September 2021

  • Net Zero Only Achievable with Support for Infrastructure and Policy Changes

    Net Zero aspirations set out in yesterday’s Programme for Government speech by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, can only  be achieved if the Scottish Government truly supports the infrastructure and policy changes required – according to Orkney Islands Council Leader James Stockan.

    08 September 2021

  • Integrated waste facility proposals update

    Integrated waste facility proposals update

    The focus of investment in future waste treatment should be on recovering as many recyclable materials as possible, Councillors heard today.

    07 September 2021

  • North Ronaldsay Dark Sky recognition

    North Ronaldsay Dark Sky recognition

    North Ronaldsay joins a very select number of locations around the world in being recognised as an International Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

    07 September 2021

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