The recent tenant participation pop-up events in Orkney have been hailed a success by the organisers – Orkney Islands Council (OIC) and Orkney Housing Association Ltd (OHAL). Suzy Boardman from OHAL and Claire Pritchard from the council hosted a number of drop-in sessions in Kirkwall and Strom
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Orkney Islands Council is planning a drop-in information day focusing on the short-term lets licensing application process.
Orkney Islands Council is honing in on housing pressures by launching an enhanced programme of research through community and stakeholder engagement.
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
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
Councillors have given their approval to a plan that could deliver more than 350 properties built in Orkney over the next five years.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Seven local authorities from the north of Scotland gathered in Aberdeen last week to discuss plans to tackle homelessness.
A salmon farm in Orkney has been granted approval to build a small development of houses to provide workers with a place to live.
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
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