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  • Cursiter and ‘Hope sites set to remain open as recycling centres

    Cursiter and ‘Hope sites set to remain open as recycling centres

    Councillors have recommended keeping Cursiter Quarry and St Margaret’s Hope sites open as recycling centres.

    07 September 2021

  • Remembrance event for Merchant Navy Day

    Remembrance event for Merchant Navy Day

    Wreaths were laid at the Kirk Green War Memorial outside St Magnus Cathedral on Friday 3 September, as part of a remembrance event to mark Merchant Navy Day.

    The Red Ensign was flown at the Royal British Legion in Kirkwall, and, as always, the flag was aloft at the Scapa OIC Harbour Authority Offices as Orkney joined UK-wide events in recognition of the nation's merchant seafarers.

    06 September 2021

  • ‘Orkney Gateway’ vision for county’s World Heritage Site opens for public comment

    ‘Orkney Gateway’ vision for county’s World Heritage Site opens for public comment

    Local people are being asked for their feedback on options for the future management of the world-renowned Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site - feedback will be used to develop a final ‘Outline Business Case’ for ‘Islands Deal’ funding announced earlier this year by the UK and Scottish Governments for the Orkney World Heritage Site Gateway Programme - or “the Orkney Gateway”.

    06 September 2021

  • Going with the flow….

    Going with the flow….

    Schools in Orkney are asking for your help

    While staff really enjoy hearing from you, the number of calls around COVID testing is making things a little tricky.

    And we want to bust a myth or two surrounding the testing process, which will hopefully reassure you.

    06 September 2021

  • Extension works take shape at St Andrews School

    Extension works take shape at St Andrews School

    The extension and refurbishment works at St Andrews Primary School continues to move forward with a transformed art room and sections of the new PE hall lifted into place.

    06 September 2021

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