Welcome to our website where we aim to keep you informed about community planning in Orkney. If you have views on any community planning issue please do get in touch – what’s important to you is important to us.

Read our latest Orkney Community Planning update.

Community Planning in Orkney

Community planning is about public service providers working together, and with communities to improve the quality of people’s lives.

Since 2013, our Community Plan has shared a vision with Orkney's Local Development Plan:

"By 2030, Orkney will be a first choice location for people to live and work. Orkney will have nationally significant training and investment opportunities. Orkney will attract visitors from around the world to admire its natural environment, heritage and cutting edge business and industrial facilities. Above all, Orkney will be the place to enjoy an exceptional quality of life, a fulfilling career and a sustainable lifestyle."

Already our vision has moved closer to fruition.  However, we want everybody in Orkney to have an equal opportunity to share in its success, and we will stay focused on our vision until this has been achieved, in accordance with our shared mission:

Working together for a better Orkney

In 2015 the Orkney Community Planning Partnership made the decision to concentrate on the areas most in need of intervention.  Three priorities for action were selected.  These address challenges which no single agency can solve on its own.  You can find out more from our Introduction to Community Planning page or our new plan
The Partnership Board members are:
orkney partnership board members: orkney islands council, nhs orkney, highlands and islands enterprise, police scotland, scottish fire and rescue service, scottish natural heritage, sportscotland, scottish environmental protection agency, historic environment scotland, integrated joint board for health and care, uhi orkney college, highlands and islands transport partnership, skills development scotland, visit scotland, voluntary action orkney, improvement service, orkney housing association
The Orkney Community Planning Partnership has undergone a major restructure and the site was been updated to reflect this (March 2016).