Orkney Islands Council will broadcast its meetings online for the first time this week.
Members of the public will be able to listen to the debate at the education, leisure and housing committee on Wednesday and the development and infrastructure committee.
Both meetings start at 10.30am and the live feed will be available from a link on the council’s website.
Council chief executive Alistair Buchan said: “We’ve been testing the audio casting system we’ve developed and the results to date have been encouraging.
“We feel now is the time to offer public broadcasts for the first time to help us fine tune the process.
“The live stream from the council chamber will provide the public with the opportunity to listen in as elected members debate a range of issues of importance to our community.
“We hope people will go online to hear all or part of these trial broadcasts – and get back to us with feedback on the experience.”
The public will be invited to complete a short survey on the council website, with the feedback used in the future development of the new audio casting service.
The survey will be available from mid-morning on Wednesday March 25.
The next stage of the project will be to offer an additional listen-again service, with audio recordings from meetings available on the website. The aim is to introduce this later in the year.
People are also welcome to attend most council and committee meetings and can watch proceedings from the gallery at the rear of the chamber.