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  • Aurrida House Comfort Fund appeal

    Aurrida House Comfort Fund appeal

    Staff at Aurrida House are taking part in a fancy dress sponsored walk/run at the Picky running track on 10 June from 2-4pm.

    They are aiming to raise £500 for the Aurrida House Comfort Fund...

    19 May 2023

  • Covid fund for Culture closing soon

    Covid fund for Culture closing soon

    The closing date for applications to our Covid Recovery Fund for Culture is fast approaching.

    19 May 2023

  • Constituency boundaries consultation underway – proposals will not impact Orkney

    Boundaries Scotland has begun a public consultation on provisional proposals for new Scottish Parliament constituency boundaries.

    The review covers all of Scotland, however the three island groups of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are protected by legislation and will remain unchanged.

    18 May 2023

  • Changes to bus services from Monday 22 May - including X1 service

    Changes to bus timetables come into effect from Monday 22 May, including significant changes to the X1 St Margarets Hope - Kirkwall - Stromness service.

    18 May 2023

  • Council signs agreement with Nordic Atlantic Cooperation

    Council signs agreement with Nordic Atlantic Cooperation

    Orkney Islands Council has today (9 May 2023) signed an agreement with the Nordic Atlantic Cooperation - or NORA.

    NORA’s focus is on making the North Atlantic a strong and dynamic part of the Nordic region, sustainable economic development and cross-border collaboration between the private sector and research and development bodies, extending to Canada and Scotland.

    16 May 2023

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