Electric hydrofoil passenger ferries and Scotland’s Programme for Government – what lies ahead for Orkney ?
Today, the numbers we were talking about – the exporting of forty bottles of whisky per second, the incredible contribution of farming to Scotland’s GDP – are now very much a mainstream discussion. It’s hugely encouraging that promotion of one of Scotland’s greatest success stories is being championed widely.
In this excellent article Ken Brophy writes about Stonehenge and how it is used
Scotland’s drinks deposit return scheme has hit another pothole on its never ending road towards implementation. This latest one coming courtesy of the UK Government is a doozie – and a baffling one at that. What is going on?
According to the latest UK Government statistics the rate of inflation has gone down – the first such decrease since August of 2022. But as everyone is experiencing, the price of your weekly food shop continues to increase. What is going on ?
“To move forward with certainty, the UK Government must stop delaying the long overdue exclusion from the Internal Market Act. This damaging Act was imposed on the Scottish Parliament after Brexit without its consent and creates confusion and uncertainty for businesses.” Lorna Slater
Demonstrations supporting workers rights and events marking the anniversary of leaving the EU were held across Scotland
An event to mark the third anniversary of the UK leaving the EU will be held at 5.30 pm on Tuesday January 31st, Kirk Green, Kirkwall
Staff recorded as ‘black, Asian and minority ethnic’ (BAME) were marginalized, at a proportion of 8% in Education, which was less than half that employed in the sector (16.5%). There was also less attainment and progression for these staff.
The highest levels of food insecurity were among single parents and single adults under the age of 65.