“The delivery of the islands bond scheme is still being carefully considered in the light of the strong feedback that we received from island residents” Mairi Gougeon Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands
Stuart is doing the fundraiser in memory of his brother, Richard who sadly died in March 2022 of MND.
“All children deserve equal support and resources, and I really feel the scheme has strengthened this message in the past five years” Emma Roddick MSP, SNP Highlands and Islands
Orkney Islands Council has launched a consultation on its proposed licensing scheme for short term lets.
Salmon farmers are calling for £10million-a-year in licence fees to be reinvested in affordable housing to tackle the growing property crisis in rural and island communities in Scotland.
“The dedication shown by young carers in Scotland is remarkable and I am pleased that we can help to recognise their important contribution by offering extra financial support through the Scottish Government’s Young Carer Grant.” Ben Macpherson, Minister for Social Security in the Scottish Government
Shetland now has the highest rate of infection in Scotland (489.7 per 100,000) with Orkney coming in second place (482.1 per 100,000)
The new set up is called the ‘Islands Forum’ with the first session in Orkney chaired by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up in the UK Government.
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” It is wonderful to see recognised in this way the role that low input native and rare breeds can have in truly sustainable food production.” Jane Cooper