Orkney Islands Council
Orkney Islands Council is facing significant challenges to permanently rehome households after a major rise in the number of people affected by homelessness during the pandemic.
Published 13 September 2021
Orkney Islands Council has signed an agreement with Hoy Energy Ltd which will ensure that the island’s income from the existing community turbine won’t be adversely affected by the potential development of a council-owned wind farm in Hoy.
Published 9 September 2020
Orkney Islands Council has appointed Warmworks Scotland, following a competitive tendering process, as the new Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area-Based Scheme managing agent for Orkney.
Published 12 August 2020
Seven local authorities from the north of Scotland gathered in Aberdeen last week to discuss plans to tackle homelessness.
Published 7 February 2020
A salmon farm in Orkney has been granted approval to build a small development of houses to provide workers with a place to live.
Published 30 August 2019
Orkney Islands Council (OIC) is to support the development of a multi-partner £28.5 million renewable energy project which could ultimately eliminate the need for fossil fuels.
Published 4 June 2019
Mike Cooper has announced his retirement from Orkney Care and Repair following a successful and extensive career spanning over 30 years.
Published 10 April 2019
Orkney Islands Council is to purchase a group of uninhabited islands because they offer a “significant development opportunity”.
Published 26 November 2018
Orkney Islands Council is seeking views for its draft 'Empty Homes Strategy 2018-2023', which aims to sets out the ways in which the council can help Orkney's empty home owners to bring their properties back into use.
Published 4 October 2018
An independent report assessing how Orkney Islands Council is fulfilling its statutory duty to demonstrate ‘Best Value’ has determined that the local authority has made significant progress in recent years but needs to build on this for the future.
Published 14 December 2017
Orkney Islands Council has become the first Scottish island authority to appoint an empty homes officer.
Published 17 August 2017
Up to £1.4 million is available for Orkney residents to help make their homes more energy efficient.
Published 31 July 2017
Residents are being invited to submit their views on how to address fuel poverty on the Orkney Islands.
Published 19 April 2017
Eleven more local authorities in Scotland have set their respective budgets for the upcoming year, four of which have opted for a voluntary freeze in Council Tax.
Published 24 February 2017
Orkney Islands Council’s Housing Service is seeking public views on its Advice and Information Strategy which underpins how the council and a range of partner agencies provide housing advice to service users.
Published 9 January 2017