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Young People Take Part in Islands Deal Discussions

News from Orkney Islands Council

orkney-flagSeven young people from Orkney will travel to Glasgow this coming week for discussions with young people from Shetland on what they’d like to see included in ‘Islands Deal’ proposals – agreements with Scottish and UK governments about investment in their island communities.

The discussions on Monday (10 Dec) come as the three Island Councils in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles work together on proposals for an ambitious ‘Islands Deal’ to mirror City Region deals that have already been agreed by the two Governments, including for Inverness and the Highlands and for Aberdeen.

For more on the Islands Deal click on the following links:

Leading the Way to a Low Carbon Future

Orkney Islands Council Makes Post Brexit Plans

The seven young people from Orkney will be accompanied by staff from the Council’s Community Learning and Development team, with travel and accommodation expenses covered by the Scottish Government.

They are Shavon More (17), Skyla Nicholson (14), Emma Grant (15), Hope Laing (14), Daisy Beckwith-Wyman (14), Maya Tams- Gray (16), and Rachel Evans (16).

While in Glasgow, they’ll also be meeting with young people from across Scotland at the ‘#YOYP2018 Voices’ event – a Scottish Government event aimed at bringing young people together from across the country to be inspired by their peers and empowered to use their voice beyond 2018.


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