“There is a very clear and urgent need to address shortages within the teacher workforce to support education recovery. ” Jo Hill, EIS Local Association Secretary
Letters: What should be the priorities for the next OIC? #OICelection
“There’s an array of national issues that should be reflected locally, none more so than the climate crisis and biodiversity emergency”
“Many of the powers to drive action on the climate crisis sit with local councils” #OICelection
“The councillors elected across Scotland in May will be in their position for for five of the eight years left in this vital decade for urgent and transformative action to avert climate breakdown” Friends of the Earth Scotland manifesto
Candidates Urged To Back Affordable Warmth Policies #OICelection
Affordable warmth charity THAW Orkney is calling on all candidates in the forthcoming Orkney Islands Council election to back its manifesto for affordable warmth in Orkney.
“This is our chance to do things differently”: Orkney Greens Launch Their Election Manifesto
“This is our chance to do things differently, set ourselves up for the coming decades, and make Orkney a more prosperous and sustainable community. “
Candidates Announced For Elections to Orkney Islands Council
Elections to Orkney Islands Council take place on Thursday 5th May 2022.
Letters: Appointing the Council Leader
“It was unfortunate that the recent attempt by Councillor Stephen Clackson to shorten the period that the OIC leader serves was voted down. “
Letters: Housing Refugees
“are there other publicly owned similar empty properties which could be used to house these desperate people?”
Democracy In-Action: Local Elections in Orkney
“How do you judge what an ‘Independent’ candidate represents politically? “
Finstown Road Safety Consultation
The consultation is open until Monday 21st March.