Friday, February 12, 2016

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Head Teacher, Kirkwall Grammar School (Ref: ORK00747) 35 hours per week, Permanent, £72,603 Head Teacher, North Walls Community School (Ref: ORK00748) 35 hours per week, Permanent, £48,561 Closing date for above 2 posts: Sunday 28 February 2016 Marine Superintendent, Marine Services – Orkney Ferries (Ref: ORK00752) 37 hours per week, …

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Councillors recommended budget approval


Councillors have recommended Orkney Islands Council’s budget for the next financial year, at a meeting in which the Scottish Government was criticised by one councillor for its “bully boy” tactics in the way in which local authorities are funded by them. The Policy and Resources Committee which met today, Thursday, …

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Green light for Westerbister salmon farm


Planning permission for a new salmon farm, off the Tongue of Westerbister, in Holm, was granted by the OIC planning committee this morning. The Scottish Sea Farms site will, said the company, create six new jobs locally and significantly increase production of the quality product farmed in Orkney waters. The …

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Stromness pier owners invited to meeting with councillor


Stromness councillor James Stockan is urging townsfolk whose property includes a pier to come along to a meeting on Monday evening. Earlier this week, Councillor Stockan told members of the community council that the recent run of south-easterly gales has damaged a number of the town’s traditional piers. He explained …

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Visitor centre plans attract £166,000 funding


Sheila Fleet Jewellery has secured £166,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) towards a new visitor centre in the East Mainland The project will include the redevelopment of the disused church next to the company’s existing workshop in Tankerness, and is expected to create several new jobs. It also includes …

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Innovation Zone plans discussed by Island Working Group

Islands minister Derek Mackay has heard about plans to establish a local Island Innovation Zone for Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides. As part of the 11th meeting of the Island Areas Ministerial Working Group, island council leaders presented proposals to establish a Local Island Innovation Zone with new and enhanced …

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Scottish Government must act to stem the tide of jobs flowing from marine renewables industry – McArthur

Liam McArthur MSP.

Following the news that Aquamarine Power has folded, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has renewed his call for the funding allocated to an unattainable multi-million-pound wave power prize to be made available immediately to support the marine renewables industry. Administrators for Aquamarine Power said yesterday that the firm has failed to find …

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