Scotland’s Food and Drink sector is to be supported with a £8 million package – £5million form the Scottish Government and £3million from the industry.
“The people of Scotland hold the keys to how they are governed, and no-one else, and every single statement from our leaders must reflect this. The rhetoric should shift away from that of supplication to one of confidence and trust in the people who put them there.”
“I guess it’s been a bit of a mixed week of good and alarming news for Orkney folk, depending on your perspective”
“Whatever transpires, events in America can only further reinforce our belief that Scotland can only flourish by doing what our stateside friends did two hundred and forty-four years ago. And make our own Declaration of Independence. “
“when there’s twelve billion pounds available for Serco but the food cupboard is bare – then we must conclude that we are asking the wrong questions of the wrong people.”
” Everyone will benefit from looking ahead and considering the political nature of a Scotland in full control of its own affairs, economy and resources. “
“No great mischief should they fall”, wrote Wolfe, dismissively, of the Highland soldiers at Quebec. Little changes. We are expendable. For Scotland it was ever thus. As a historian you will know this.
“I think what people sometimes don’t appreciate is that the UK that joined the EEC in ‘75 was a wholly different beast to the one leaving the EU in 2020, because we now have a devolution settlement that is inconveniently getting in the way of the hard Brexit that has been the objective of these disaster capitalists from the start.”
Niall Campbell, regional manager for the North West of Scotland at the SAC and Rob Black, his Oban-based colleague, said that the combination of the global pandemic and leaving the EU has prompted people to think differently.
“We genuinely just want to be granted the opportunity to be ordinary and imperfect, just like everybody else.”