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  • Two toilets reopening for tourist season

    Public toilets at St Magnus Lane in Kirkwall and Mull Head Heritage Centre in Deerness have reopened this weekend.

    Both the facilities, owned and run by Orkney Islands Council, are open 24 hours a day, every day.

    The Mull Head toilets were closed throughout the pandemic as resources couldn’t meet the enhanced cleaning required.

    09 May 2022

  • Public urged to heed safety barriers near Highland Park

    Orkney Islands Council is appealing to members of the public to keep clear of the road closure at Highland Park and observe safety barriers in place.

    09 May 2022

  • Exploring the archaeology of Newark at the Orkney Museum

    Exploring the archaeology of Newark at the Orkney Museum

    A Pictish cross-slab goes on display for the first time this weekend (Saturday, May 14) as part of an Orkney Museum exhibition exploring the archaeology of Newark, Deerness.

    Discovered in 2016, the carved stone is one element of an exhibition outlining a site with a history spanning millennia, but which is under constant threat from coastal erosion.

    09 May 2022

  • Voters decide who will represent them in the Council chamber for the next five years

    Voters decide who will represent them in the Council chamber for the next five years

    Orkney voters have determined who they wish to represent them within Orkney Islands Council for the next five years.

    There will be a number of new faces joining returning councillors to the chamber representing Orkney’s six wards.

    The wards and councillors are:

    06 May 2022

  • Kirkwall East results conclude the OIC election count

    Kirkwall East results conclude the OIC election count

    The final ward results are in for Orkney – with the announcement of the Kirkwall East ward results.

    The four councillors elected for the area are John Ross Scott, Gwenda Shearer, Steven Heddle and David Dawson.

    A total of 1,694  first priority votes were cast in the ward with John Ross Scott taking 476 of these votes, Steven Heddle taking 428, Gwenda Shearer taking 413, and David Dawson taking 285.

    06 May 2022

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