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  • More added to Hoy on Hoy event

    More added to Hoy on Hoy event

    An update on community events on Hoy on Saturday 17 September when Sir Chris Hoy will visit the island and formally open the newly redeveloped Scapa Flow Museum.

    06 September 2022

  • Variation of Premises Licence - Scapa Distillery Visitor Centre

    Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board has received an application for variation of premises licence from Chivas Brothers Ltd in respect of Scapa Distillery Visitor Centre, St Ola KW15 1SE

    02 September 2022

  • St Magnus Cathedral welcomes first work experience student

    St Magnus Cathedral welcomes first work experience student

    A Stronsay Junior High School pupil has had a “divine” experience as St Magnus Cathedral’s first ever work placement student.

    Although having no previous knowledge of the cathedral or direct interest in history, S4 student Lilly says she came away with a new-found respect for the building and its story.

    02 September 2022

  • Council outlines waste contingency plans for further strike action

    The Council’s waste team has been working hard to minimise disruption to domestic and trade waste customers as a result of the next planned industrial action on 7-10 September.


    Here’s a detailed breakdown of what has been put in place if there’s no agreement on the national pay deal -


    02 September 2022

  • Significant disruption at Orkney schools and nurseries confirmed if strike action goes ahead

    The Council can confirm there will be significant school and nursery closures throughout Orkney if the planned national strike action over pay goes ahead on three days next week – 6, 7 and 8 September.

    School catering staff, cleaners, caretakers, teaching assistants and early years practitioners are involved in the national industrial action.

    The Education Service has reviewed in detail staff members expected to be on strike and the this would have impact on health, safety and support provisions for every nursery and school.

    01 September 2022

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