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  • Count Begins

    Count Begins

    The Council's Returning Officer, John Mundell, has outlined the process which lies ahead as the Local Government elections count has begun with the opening of the first ballot boxes for the Stromness and South Isles Ward.


    Further updates and ward results will be shared throughout the day.

    06 May 2022

  • Road works update for week starting Monday 9 May

    An update on roadworks underway and starting soon in the county:


    06 May 2022

  • Swan to visit Orkney delivering youth sail training and public trips

    Swan to visit Orkney delivering youth sail training and public trips

    Historic sailing vessel the Swan, LK243, is to visit Orkney this month to offer sail training days for young people, and two day trips for the public, one exploring the coasts around Kirkwall and the other sailing from Kirkwall to Westray.

    Described as one of the finest boats in the Scottish fishing fleet when launched in 1900, the Swan was one of hundreds of Fifies to be found fishing around Scotland and further afield.

    05 May 2022

  • Premises Licence - Waterside Café, Finstown

    Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board has received an application for premises licence from Orkney Street Food Ltd in respect of Waterside Café, Atlantis Lodges, Finstown KW17 2EH.

    05 May 2022

  • Rousay youngsters Bag the Bruck

    Rousay youngsters Bag the Bruck

    1st Rousay Rainbows, Brownies and Guides took part in Bag the Bruck recently. The volunteers tidied up around Rousay pier and the Heritage Centre ready for all the visitors due this year. Ten bags of bruck were collected!

    Well done to all!

    03 May 2022

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