Archive for March 13th, 2017

First Minister confirms plans for second Scottish Referendum

The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has today confirmed plans for a second Scottish Referendum, which she says could take place as early as autumn 2018. Making the announcement this morning, the First Minister said the people of Scotland must be offered a choice between a hard Brexit and becoming an independent country, confirming plans to […]

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Council election process gets under way

Orkney’s voters will go to the polls on May 4, to selection the county’s next 21 councillors. The starting pistol for the local council elections is fired today, Monday, with the publication of the Notice of Election. Prospective candidates then have just over two weeks to submit nomination packs to the OIC’s elections team. Nominations close […]

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Give unwanted items a second chance with the ‘Big Electric Amnesty’

Orkney Islands Council is urging local folk to give unwanted items a second chance this spring, as part of Pass It On Week. The council is setting out boxes in public buildings for donation of unwanted — but still working — electrical items such as mobile phones, tablets, chargers and cables, earphones, set-top boxes, blenders, and […]

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