Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Naval Museum at Lyness

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum Restoration and Improvement Project

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum restoration and improvement project

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) approved the Council’s first-round application for funding support for the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum restoration and improvement project, and provisionally allocated £904,000 towards the £3.048 M project.  Historic Environment Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have also previously allocated funds, which will require further approvals, in addition to securing Council funding as part of the Council’s capital programme.

A core team of officers and the appointed consultants have been working towards the HLF second-round application, which is due to be submitted on 3 March 2017.  We now have draft methodologies for the restoration of the existing buildings, and draft concept designs for the new museum building, which the staff team feel deliver what is required in a practical, creative and flexible way, and we are now keen to share these concept designs with stakeholders, to seek views and enable input.

Plans will be on display in the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum from Monday 24 October through to Monday 31st October, and we will also be hosting a drop-in event in the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum on Thursday 27th October from 2pm til 7pm when several of the staff team will be available.

Jude Callister
Visitor Services Team Leader
Orkney Arts, Museums and Heritage
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum, Lyness, Orkney KW16 3NT
Telephone: 01856 791300



Office Administration Assistant – Part Time

Pay: £8.00 per hour – 10 hours per week

The Island of Hoy Development Trust is seeking to appoint an office administration assistant to
provide administrative support to the Finance and Administration Officer and aid the day to day
operation of the Trusts office. The position is based on Hoy starting on the 21st November 2016.
The successful candidate will be expected to have basic computer skills to include the use of
email, internet and social media and be competent in Microsoft Word and Excel, along with a
pleasant telephone manner and ability to work as part of a team. Training will be provided where

Hours worked can be, and may be required to be flexible, but within agreement to help manage
peaks and troughs that occur.

Please apply in writing with a current CV either to

or by post to:

Liz Davidson,
The Island of Hoy Development Trust,
Naval Hall,
KW16 3PG.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th November 2016 at 17.00


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OIC Consultation Questionnaire Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum refurb

Please tell us what you think of our concept proposals for Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum.

We are proposing a major refurbishment of the museum during 2017-2019, with the aim of restoring the current Pumphouse, Oil Tank and Romney Hut buildings, improving access and constructing a new extension to the Pumphouse to house the most fragile exhibits. This will allow us to display many items from the reserve collection which cannot be housed in the current buildings. The new build extension will also house improved visitor facilities. We welcome your views on the proposed project.

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