The three OMG councillors wish to thank all the people who came to see us at the Dounby Show and the County Show and to express our appreciation for the positive and constructive comments.
We had asked what are the key issues the Council should be considering over the coming years - and received many helpful responses, covering topics ranging from road safety to public conveniences, to improving mental health services and developing improved job prospects for people throughout Orkney, especially our young people.
Naturally not everyone held the same opinion and there was a healthy dialogue about the benefits or otherwise of the growing liner tourist trade, for example.
We will now take all these comments into account as we prepare our Manifesto for the local government elections in May 2017.
Please feel free to continue to let us have your thoughts. You can either contact any one of us individually or use this website to make comments.
We are also keen to grow our membership and were delighted that a number of people expressed an interest in joining and supporting the OMG. For all those thinking of standing in the elections next year for the first time, whether as part of our group or as an independent, we would also be happy to discuss what being a local councillor involves.
Finally our thanks to all those involved in organising two fantastic events, under extremely challenging conditions. You did Orkney proud as ever.