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  • Remembrance event for Merchant Navy Day

    Remembrance event for Merchant Navy Day

    Wreaths will be laid at the Kirk Green War Memorial outside St Magnus Cathedral on Saturday 3 September during a remembrance event to mark Merchant Navy Day.

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

    01 September 2022

  • Rousay bairns cook up their own appeal!

    Rousay bairns cook up their own appeal!

    The children at Rousay School have a message to any keen cooks out there – “We love our school lunches, they are yummy.  Please come and be our cook.”

    You can live on the island or commute from the Mainland as the hours fit in with the ferry times.

    There’s 22 bairns at the school and Head Teacher, Mrs Katie Lucas, says: “School lunches play a crucial role in ensuring that all children get to eat healthy and nutritious foods - which in turn supports their ability to learn at school.

    01 September 2022

  • UPDATE - Rescheduled bin collections for strike affected areas

    In a bid to ease a build-up of domestic waste for those households affected by the national strike action, the waste and recycling teams will be rescheduling collections.

    Areas 13 and 15 that did not receive a domestic collection on Friday 26 August will have a rescheduled domestic collection on Friday 2 September instead of their recycling collection.

    Areas 1 and 6 that did not receive a domestic collection on Monday 29 will have a rescheduled domestic collection on Monday 5 September instead of their recycling collection.

    31 August 2022

  • Strike update – schools and nurseries

    Education officials in Orkney met on Monday (29 August) to discuss the potential impact on schools and nurseries if the planned national strike action over pay goes ahead on three days next week – 6, 7 and 8 September.

    Further detailed information is required before confirmation can be given as to which settings may be closed, however, it is likely that there will be significant disruption. Parents and carers are advised to seek alternative childcare provision for those dates.

    30 August 2022

  • Glaitness Primary School Extension Opens

    Glaitness Primary School Extension Opens

    The peedie folk at Glaitness Nursery have been enjoying their new accommodation thanks to a £1.5m Council-funded project.

    The project to extend and alter the nursery got underway in June last year and is now complete.

    The works, completed by Orkney Builders (Contractors) Ltd, has seen an 365m2 extension to the front to provide additional nursery accommodation.

    30 August 2022

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