Archive for July 12th, 2017

OIC reaffirms commitment to Islands Bill

The new Leaders of Orkney Islands Council, Shetland Islands Council, and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, have reaffirmed their commitment to the Islands Bill. The leaders of all three councils spoke positively, following a meeting, yesterday, Tuesday, of the Islands Strategic Group, which was chaired by Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands OIC political […]

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Police Appeal after Garden Centre vandalism

Police are appealing for witness after damage was caused at the rear door of the Wellpark Garden Centre, Mill Street, Kirkwall, between 6pm on Friday, June 28 and 8.15am on Saturday, June 29. It’s suspected that an attempt was made to force the door and break into the premises. Anyone with information about who caused the […]

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Team Stromness scheme nominated for national planning award

Orkney Islands Council’s Team Stromness scheme – a regeneration effort spanning the last ten years – has been shortlisted in this year’s Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning. The scheme has been nominated for the ‘Process’ category, and will be up against six other projects from across Scotland. ‘Team Stromness’ featured a council-wide task force […]

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