A new principal has been appointed for Orkney College UHI with Professor Eddie Abbott-Halpin set to take up his post in early January.
Orkney Islands Council
A council is asking the Ministry of Defence to help pay for a £400,000-plus clean-up of contaminated land at an old naval base on an Orcadian island.
The leader of Orkney Islands Council has said they must take the lead to promote a carbon neutral economy following plans to spend £40,000 on two new electric vehicles.
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A £6million scheme to eradicate stoats from Orkney to save the rest of its wildlife population has been approved.
A budget-cutting local authority boss doubled the amount of cash he claimed back from taxpayers for expenses in just three years.
Orkney Islands Council bosses are probing serious claims of bullying and harassment which have been revealed in a staff survey.
Concerns have been raised after new figures exposed a “vast disparity” in the number of classroom assistants in schools across Scotland.
The contractor tasked with undertaking renovation works to Kirkwall Airport’s air traffic control tower has been announced as Bell Contracts and Co, based in Inverness.
NorthLink Ferries announced yesterday passenger numbers to the Northern Isles have soared by 10% since the firm took over the ferry service in July 2012.
Specialists were called in to Orkney’s historic cathedral on the eve of one of the island’s biggest festivals.
Two anti-aircraft guns are to embark on a journey just shy of 400 miles to their new location in Dumfries.
The plans used to regenerate the Orkney fishing town of Stromness have scooped a prestigious national award.
Hopes have been raised that the northern isles could soon secure improved ferry services after it was confirmed that the routes will be put out to tender again.
Cash-strapped Orkney Islands Council is holding meetings in local communities to look for ideas to save money or generate income.
An Orkney mum has launched a petition against the island council’s decision to close a dedicated language unit, fearing for the impact it will have on her son.
It has echoes of a David v Goliath battle.
Orkney Islands Council is to carry out an ambitious £30,000 public art project in Kirkwall to tell the story of the historic island town.
Popular beauty spots on Skye and Orkney will benefit from almost £500,000 of Scottish Government funding to prepare for the coming tourist season.
A budget deal has handed councils across the north and north-east a £40million boost – but leaders warned that threat of severe service cuts remained.
Councils across Scotland are considering banning plastic straws after a campaign which began with a school trip to the Highlands.
Grants for Scottish councils have been re-calculated just weeks before they set their budgets – with Moray and Aberdeen City among the authorities losing out.
An influential group of MSPs has called on the Scottish Government to quickly "resolve" a dispute over funding for internal ferry services in the northern isles.
The Orkney Islands Council-owned abattoir closed yesterday with immediate effect.
Shock new figures show that Highland Council has slashed its workforce by more than a fifth during the public sector spending squeeze – the largest cut in Scotland.
Orkney Islands Council is looking to purchase a new £8 million tug boat - and a second vessel could also be built if there is enough interest.
Several local authorities in the north and north-east remain vulnerable to cyber attacks after failing to fully implement e-mail security measures.
Orkney Islands Council has given its approval for the purchase of a new pilot launch to help guide ships in and out of the harbours at Scapa Flow and Kirkwall.
Plans for a £6.6million research and innovation campus in Stromness in Orkney have taken a major step forward.
A new report has claimed that surging tourist numbers on Orkney have created “challenges” over preserving normal life on the islands.
A major upgrade of an Orkney harbour is poised to get under way after the project secured £1.7million in funding.
Three archbishops and nine bishops will make an historic pilgrimage to Orkney to mark the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus.