Orkney



Orkney Builders press forward with plans for new Walliwall homes

Orkney Builders (Contractors) Ltd is pressing forward with plans to create almost 100 new homes at Walliwall, on the outskirts of Kirkwall.

Published 2 December 2020

Orkney Council signs ‘wake effect’ agreement over existing community turbine

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 Harbours plans sustainable future with £230m masterplan

A 20-year infrastructure improvement plan to generate jobs and additional revenue and attract new business to Orkney's harbours has been unveiled.

Published 27 August 2020

Warmworks Scotland to provide energy saving improvements to homes in Orkney

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

Orkney construction firms welcome £3m deals on housing association projects

Orkney Housing Association Ltd (OHAL) has awarded contracts to two local construction firms for the delivery of 20 new affordable homes.

Published 21 July 2020

Orkney developing energy system digital twin

Researchers are developing a 5G-powered digital twinning system that will map out the Orkney Islands’ energy system.

Published 5 May 2020

Scottish Government calls-in Orkney wind farm application

Orkney Island Council’s planning application for a community wind farm project at Quanterness has been called-in by the Scottish Government at the local authority’s request.

Published 24 April 2020

And finally... Orkney substation dig unearths 4000-year-old carved stones

A team of archaeologists completing exploratory archaeological excavations connected with the development of an electrical substation on behalf of SSEN Transmission in Orkney have discovered carved stones thought to be 4000 years old.

Published 9 December 2019

Orkney salmon farm to build eco-homes for workers

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

Keppie designs £64m hospital to cope with extreme Orkney weather

Keppie Design has concluded a trio of projects on the Orkney Islands with the delivery of the new £64 million Balfour Hospital.

Published 13 August 2019

Orkney Islands Council backs development of £28.5m ‘smart energy island'

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

Currie & Brown toasts two new NHS contract wins

Asset management and construction consultancy Currie & Brown has been awarded new contracts in Scotland’s healthcare sector.

Published 14 March 2019

Kirkwall hall of residence to be demolished and redeveloped

The former Papdale Halls of Residence in Kirkwall are to be demolished to clear the site for potential development, Orkney Islands Council has announced.

Published 10 January 2019

Orkney Islands Council to acquire uninhabited islands for development

Orkney Islands Council is to purchase a group of uninhabited islands because they offer a “significant development opportunity”.

Published 26 November 2018

Brunton Design selected to design Orkney sheltered accommodation

Brunton Design has been appointed by The Sanday Development Trust to prepare sheltered accommodation proposals for seven sites on Orkney.

Published 28 September 2018