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Your Kirkwall is a series of community conversations and events where people are encouraged to come together to discuss and share ideas for the future of Kirkwall over the next 10-20 years – and help improve Kirkwall as a place to live, work and visit.

The project aims to involve everyone from residents, schools, community groups, local businesses, voluntary organisations, the council, and others. It will feed into a Community Action Plan and guide Council planning / design / transportation policies for Kirkwall in the future.

This week, there are series of further events taking place in Kirkwall, including a youth summit – being attended by BBC Orkney and the local MP and MSP.

Your Kirkwall is a glowing example of best practice in active citizenship through meaningful participation, and we must be aspiring for this to be the norm for communities all across Scotland.

Find out more at www.yourkirkwall.com, on Facebook and Twitter.