Council Tax charges should rise by 4.79%, which would increase the Band D annual charge from £1100 to £1153.
Personal licence holders in Orkney are being reminded that they must act now to ensure that they apply to renew their personal licences by 31 May this year – or risk losing them.
“If the bus can’t travel along the Back Road it has to take the new road instead and passengers waiting in the village miss their bus.”
Planning is underway to help a further two families from war-ravaged Syria build new lives in Orkney.
The EHIC is a free card which “gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.”
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has thrown up a lot of new terms – ‘Brexit’ now in our everyday vocabulary – and now the phrase ‘ Backstop’
Reminder that if you wish to make comments about the future of Cursiter Quarry in Firth then you will have to do so by the 15th of February.
Heavy rainfall over 2 days in Orkney saw quite a lot of flooding occurring in the fields and roads.
““The Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund therefore provides a timely and appropriate approach for the Scottish Government to support the current needs of the sector and to help ensure Scotland’s huge marine energy potential is realised”
Heavy overnight rain coupled with additional rainfall on Sunday morning, means that rivers are rising and flooding from rivers and small watercourses is likely. Standing water and flooding to low-lying areas can also be expected.