“if sustainable development of the Arctic region, and of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, is a priority, then the development of their communities, in ways that are acceptable to those communities, should be a priority.”
Scotland’s Arctic Connections document is built on the image of a Scotland “as a progressive and dynamic nation that does not hesitate to take the lead on key global challenges.”
Traditional Inuit knowledge and values are at the core of the work of Qaujigiartit. Children, families and communities are at the heart of what they do – ‘being heart centred’.
The survey is being sent to 20,000 island residents, including Na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and islands situated within the local authorities of Argyll and Bute, Highland and North Ayrshire.
The challenge facing most of Scotland’s rural and island communities is one of depopulation as people move into urban settings.
For 2020, like other conferences, Arctic Connections is going online.