“Whatever next? “
Coilla Drake, The Labour candidate for the Orkney Constituency in the Scottish Parliament elections has put forward options for easing covid restrictions in the islands.
Another bitterly cold day with strong to gale force northwesterly winds bringing further snow showers.
Liam McArthur, Liberal Democrat candidate for the Orkney Constituency has called on the Scottish Government to provide urgent clarity around future coronavirus restrictions in the islands.
OIC has had ‘plenty of opportunity to put forward their own views on the matter of easing restrictions.’
“In their meetings with OIC and the other island authorities, ministers made clear the need to engage directly with communities as well as with local authorities.”
“A blueprint for sustainable and integrated farming and crofting activity in the hills and uplands of Scotland”
“Agricultural support payments should be targeting agricultural activity aimed at food production, and should therefore not be accessible for alternative land uses or towards the production of crops not intended for the food chain.”
You can vote if you are aged 16 and over on the date of the election
The only positive outcome of the thawing of permafrost is that it exposes remains of ancient animals in a virtually intact state, most famously those of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius).
Like the vote in 2014, anything less than a resounding win a month from now will be seen as acquiescence.
Sunny intervals and frequent showers of snow and hail, perhaps the odd rumble of thunder.