Archive for September 11th, 2017

Free Fischy Music resources for Orkney

The children’s charity, Fischy Music, is in Orkney this week as part of a project which will give every primary school in the county a year’s free access to online teaching videos, songs. While in Orkney, the team from the charity will be training teachers in using Songs for Life — a streaming service set up, with […]

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OIC advice as Orkney hit by heavy rainfall

After Orkney was hit by a deluge of rain last night and this morning, OIC head of infrastructure and strategic projects, Darren Richardson, has released the following message: “Although we have not received any advance weather warnings from the Met office or SEPA, we are experiencing periods of heavy rainfall today. Forecasts indicate we may […]

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NHS Orkney chief executive to leave by the end of year

NHS Orkney chief executive, Cathie Cowan is to leave the county for a post as chief executive officer with NHS Forth Valley. Ms Cowan, who has been in the role for almost eight years, will leave before the end of the year. Discussions are already underway to appoint a new chief executive for NHS Orkney, […]

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Jobs to be lost at Flotta Oil Terminal

20 jobs look set to go at the Flotta Oil Terminal as the result of a company wide exercise, according to terminal operators Repsol Sinopec Resources UK. Spelling out the detail in an announcement, a spokesman for the company said: “We’ve made significant progress in the last two years, safely increasing production and reducing costs. […]

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Growth in tourism on OIC agenda

Orkney Islands Council’s Development and Infrastructure Committee will tomorrow, Tuesday, consider a report on the continued growth of the tourism industry in the county. The report details the findings of a study carried out into the issue. The study looked at a number of issues including the value of tourism to Orkney, the effect on […]

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