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Plans are on course for Papa Westray to get a new airfield terminal building and car park. Planning consent has been approved by Orkney Council’s Planning Authority subject to a number of conditions being met, and it is hoped that work will be able to start on site this summer.

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Works are due to get underway this Spring on the installation of new community and visitor facilities in the centre of Dounby. The £1 million project, at the Market Green in Dounby - situated between the Smithfield Hotel and the community school pitch - will see the erection of a new toilet bl

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Orkney Island Council’s Development and Infrastructure Committee has given its backing to the West of Orkney Windfarm’s offshore plans. The local authority is a statutory consultee for Section 36 consent and marine licence applications for the proposed £multi-billion offshore windf

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Energy major Shell has joined the Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP) collaborative project which is currently powering subsea equipment off the coast of Orkney through a combination of wave power and subsea energy storage. The £2 million demonstrator initiative, which is currently nearing 12 mo

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A new scheme to support the local construction industry recruit and sustain suitably skilled employees has got off the ground in Orkney. The industry, in common with many other sectors, have been finding it difficult to recruit and this is another tool designed to help.

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The developer of the West of Orkney Windfarm has completed its 2022 offshore surveys for the project area, located around 25km north of the Sutherland coast. The 2 GW project is a joint venture comprising Corio Generation, TotalEnergies and Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG) and is sc

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The CITB has awarded a total of £1.3 million to two projects that will directly help address the construction industry’s skills gap and increase employment retention across the Highlands and Islands. Providing vital support to new starters at the beginning of their construction care

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Orkney Islands Council (OIC) have approved a funding package totalling £2.8 million towards the second phase of development at Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC). The announcement was made this morning as part of the official opening of the

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