In partnership with HIE Orkney, the Council established a centrally based project liaison officer within Democratic Services, OIC, in January 2015. In addition the Council funded an Island Link Officer post in each of 2 pilot islands. A community office has been established in the former Library, Papay Schoolhouse and the Fish Mart, Stronsay. These offices provide a base for the Link Officer, offering some of the services provided by the main Customer Services section of OIC and this also provides an office space for officers visiting the island. The Link Officer assists to co-ordinate local activities sourcing local contractors to undertake work on behalf of the Council as further opportunities arise.