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  • Bus, ferry and Museum changes for 'Hoy on Hoy' event and visit by Sir Chris

    The Council is advising of changes to public transport and to Scapa Flow Museum opening times as a result of the ‘Hoy on Hoy’ events on the island on Saturday 17 September.

    30 August 2022

  • Waste and Recycling Strike update – Monday 29 August

    Due to the continued national strike action over pay, there will be no waste or recycling collections in Orkney today, Monday.

    This will affect Mainland areas 1 and 6 for refuse, area 9 for recycling and commercial waste. Collections on Westray are going ahead.

    There will be no litter bin emptying throughout the county today either.

    29 August 2022

  • School closures possible as strike action planned

    Parents are being urged to prepare for the possibility of school closures in 6, 7 and 8 September due to planned national strike action which could potentially force closure of some, or all, of the Council's schools and early years settings.

    26 August 2022

  • Waste and Recycling Strike Update

    Due to national strike action over pay, there will be no waste or recycling collections in Orkney today, Friday 26 August - and it is likely Monday's strike action will have similar impact.

    26 August 2022

  • Hoy on Hoy – cycling legend Sir Chris to share golden legacy with namesake island

    Hoy on Hoy – cycling legend Sir Chris to share golden legacy with namesake island

    The tiny community of Hoy in Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, is set to enjoy a visit by champion cyclist and Olympian Sir Chris Hoy to share with him the treasures, past and future, of their island and of his glittering sporting legacy.

    26 August 2022

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