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Orkney Islands Council asked to make £1.9m savings

Orkney Islands Council
Image caption The savings are expected to lead to the loss of 13 full-time posts

Orkney Islands Council is being asked to make savings of £1.9m in the next financial year.

If agreed, the savings would see the loss of 13 full-time posts - 10 of which are currently vacant.

The savings target is down from the £4m figure which had orignally been anticipated. Convener Stephen Hagan praised efforts within the council.

The recommendation will now go to a special meeting of the full council on 9 February.

Mr Hagan said: "I am pleased to say that we now in a position where savings can largely be achieved through a range of efficiency measures.

"I hope this will be welcome news for the community we serve."

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