Orkney Islands Council

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A new report published today illustrates a record level of activity over the past year for an initiative aimed at helping Orkney homes to be warmer and more energy efficient. The Energy Efficient Scotland: Area-Based Scheme (EES:ABS) in Orkney, managed by the local Warmworks team in Kirkwall on beha

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Orkney Islands Council has launched a consultation on its proposed licensing scheme for short-term lets. The Scottish Government passed legislation in March this year requiring all local authorities to put in place arrangements for those renting out rooms or properties on a short-let basis – f

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Orkney’s latest social housing development has been officially handed over to the council by its building contractor – with tenants moving in from this week. The £4.7 million, 32-property development at Carness Road in Kirkwall, is a mixture of flats and bungalows – with five

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Orkney Islands Council (OIC) is appealing for registered private landlords who hold family accommodation that would be suitable for Afghan families, to come forward. Councillors recently gave their support to assisting Afghan households if at all possible, and agreed to approve seeking two priv

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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. Councillors on the local authority’s education, leisure and housing committee were presented with a r

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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. The ReFLEX Orkney (Responsive Flexibility) project aims to create a ‘smart energy island’ - developing a

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Mike Cooper has announced his retirement from Orkney Care and Repair following a successful and extensive career spanning over 30 years. The service, which helps older people maintain their independence and quality of life at home, has been improving homes and lives in Orkney since 1988 with Mr Coop

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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. Orkney currently has 303 potential homes currently classed as empty, representing

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