A £100 million investment in the future economic prosperity of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides was agreed today, as representatives of the UK and Scottish governments joined the leaders of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council, and Shetland Island Council to sign the H
Orkney Islands Council (OIC) has awarded Casey Construction the £3.6 million contract to extend and refurbish St Andrews Primary School. Councillors previously agreed to include the project within the current capital programme.
Orkney Builders (Contractors) Ltd is pressing forward with plans to create almost 100 new homes at Walliwall, on the outskirts of Kirkwall. The company has submitted planning applications for 97 properties at the site to Orkney Islands Council, with work hoped to begin early in the new year.
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.
A 20-year infrastructure improvement plan to generate jobs and additional revenue and attract new business to Orkney's harbours has been unveiled.
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.
Orkney Housing Association Ltd (OHAL) has awarded contracts to two local construction firms for the delivery of 20 new affordable homes. Bob Clouston from R Clouston Ltd, Donald Wylie from WRC Construction Ltd along with Craig Spence and Richard Flett from Orkney Housing Association
Researchers are developing a 5G-powered digital twinning system that will map out the Orkney Islands’ energy system. The demonstrator will be used to engage members of the public on Orkney and support their understanding of what can be achieved through new energy networks and the digital contr
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.
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. In total, ORCA Archaeology unearthed nine carved stones in the re
A salmon farm in Orkney has been granted approval to build a small development of houses to provide workers with a place to live.
Keppie Design has concluded a trio of projects on the Orkney Islands with the delivery of the new £64 million Balfour Hospital.
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
Asset management and construction consultancy Currie & Brown has been awarded new contracts in Scotland’s healthcare sector. NHS Grampian has appointed the firm to provide project management services for its major acute services (elective care) project.
The former Papdale Halls of Residence in Kirkwall are to be demolished to clear the site for potential development, Orkney Islands Council has announced. The local authority has budgeted up to £2.5 million for the demolition, with the high costs due to potential contamination issues. It is exp