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  • Council website outages expected as planned maintenance takes place this Thursday night

    Delays and disruptions are expected on parts of the Council website on Thursday evening (18 August) as essential maintenance and testing works are carried out on the Council network.

    17 August 2022

  • Temporary Closure of Roads in Kirkwall and Stromness for Filming

    Notice is hereby given that Orkney Islands Council has made an order in terms of section 62 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 to ensure the safety of the public and road users while filming takes place.

    The order will be in operation from Monday 15 August, 2022 to Sunday 28 August, 2022.

    11 August 2022

  • Water scarcity

    Low water levels in areas of Scotland have led to water scarcity reports in some areas.  Most of the east coast is now at “Alert or ‘amber’ moderate scarcity” due to an extended period of low river levels and dry weather and due to lowering water tables, Orkney has been raised to “early warning”.

    The advice from Scottish Water is for folk to use their water supplies wisely, so Orkney Islands Council is reminding owners of private water supplies (PWS) to do the same and report any concerns they have about water levels or quality to OIC’s Environmental Health team.

    22 July 2022

  • John West recall notice for two sardine products

    The Council’s Environmental Health team are advising that John West have issued a precautionary recall notice on tins of their sardines due to a suspected microbiological contamination risk.

    The product details are:

    • John West boneless sardines in sunflower oil 95g, best before end of December 2026, batch codes 109, 110, 111, 112, 113.
    • John West sardines in olive oil 120g, best before end of December 2026, batch codes 109, 110, 111, 112, 113.

    22 July 2022

  • Strategic Tourism Infrastructure Development Plan

    Section 8(1) Screening Determination

    In accordance with Section 8(1) of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005, Orkney Islands Council has formally determined, in consultation with Historic Environment Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage (now named NatureScot), that implementation of the Strategic Tourism Infrastructure Development Plan is likely to have significant environmental effects. Therefore, a Strategic Environmental Assessment is required, and an environmental report will be prepared alongside the Plan.

    01 July 2022

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