“We know some people might find the 10% hard when other costs are increasing too, but be assured we’re doing it to help to protect those important Council services that you, your family, your friends and your neighbours, need and rely on”
Budget Good News For Orkney’s Ferries
“The Government gave a commitment some years ago to fully fund those services so the second commitment is that that is a commitment we will honour. ” John Swinney Deputy FM Scotland
Creating Warmer Homes in Orkney
One way to keep those heating bills down and still have a warm home is by improved insulation. In Orkney, Warmworks supports householders design and fund improvements to their energy needs.
Working Together to Address Ferries Issues
“We have embarked on the work that is necessary to explore those issues, and we look forward to sustaining that work with Orkney Islands Council.” John Swinney Deputy First Minister of Scotland
Cost of Living Help & Support
People in Orkney can now access the OIC Cost of Living Funding Scheme. A grant, one off payment of £200 is available to eligible households.
Review of Registration of Food Businesses in Orkney
A Review of the Registration of Food Businesses is required by the recent Audit conducted by Food Standards Scotland which identified areas of weakness in the council’s operation (published on 16th of January 2023).
Share Your Views On Orkney’s Council Plan & The Community Plan
The Council has linked The Council Plan and the Orkney Community Plan 2023 – 2028 in a shared survey page.
The Islanders of Faray (Pharay), Orkney
The courage of the people of Faray is retold in the story of the trawler ‘Hope’ which broke its anchor chain and landed up on the Holm of Faray on Boxing Day 1908.
Are You Eligible For Council Tax Reduction?
The number of people receiving the reduction has actually gone down in Scotland since last year which is why it is important to check to see if you are eligible.
OIC Faray Windfarm Approved by Scottish Government Despite Reporter’s Recommendation to Refuse
“I conclude that the adverse effects of the proposed development would significantly and demonstrably outweigh its benefits. I believe that the island of Faray is not the right place for a wind farm of this scale. ” Reporter Michael Shiel MA(Cantab) Bphil.