The National Islands Plan “will see a total of £8.3 million invested in critical infrastructure projects.” John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
Car Free Day ?
It is supposed to be a day when people wherever they live can experience walking or cycling about without the hassle of negotiating a route shared with private cars.
Funeral Arrangements: OIC Statement
All non-essential Council services and Council buildings – including schools and nurseries – will be closed on Monday 19 September
Editorial: The Need For Speed
This week councillors in Orkney got themselves in quite a fankle debating whether or not there should be a 20mph speed limit in Finstown.
Constructive Talks As Industrial Action Looms
“Although we do not have an offer today UNISON will continue to work with the Deputy First Minister and COSLA to find a way forward towards a solution that benefits all our members.” Johanna Baxter, UNISON head of local government
Veteran Hit By Orkney Housing Crisis
The housing crisis hitting the Highlands and Islands of Scotland is affecting countless numbers of people. Some of those are our military veterans.
25,030 Young Scots Received Education Maintenance Allowance Payments Last Year
15.2% of all Scottish young people aged 16-18 were in receipt of EMA in 2020-21.
Facing A Winter Of Discontent
Orkney looks set to face disruption to many of its council run services this autumn and winter. Council workers, members of trade unions have rejected the 2% pay offer from their employers.
Night Bus Services: Mainland, Orkney
Night bus services are to operate in Mainland until March 2023. The services are in addition to late night buses already available on the X1 and X10 timetables.
Edinburgh to be a Short Term Let Control Area
“For far too long, too many homes have been lost in our city to the holiday market. ” Leader of Edinburgh Council Cammy Day