The highest levels of food insecurity were among single parents and single adults under the age of 65.
“Our sector supports more than 2,500 direct and 10,000 indirect jobs, most of which are in some of the country’s most fragile coastal communities, generating hundreds of millions of pounds for our economy.” Tavish Scott, chief executive of Salmon Scotland
“If we are going to address where the UK is right now we have to own what the UK has done in the last 12 years and ask the question “ have we listened to the Truth? ” because it seems to me that we have avoided it. “
“Because if it is not, above and beyond anything else for protecting us, and particularly those in need then I am not sure what it is for. “
Since the UK left the world’s largest free trade market, the EU, the industry has had to face the challenges of long queues at cross channel ports and increased paper work.
“The UK Government has a moral duty to take long-lasting and meaningful action to ensure that this crisis doesn’t deepen and doesn’t happen again.” – Rev Karen Hendry, Church of Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland has called for an emergency meeting with the UK Prime Minister and the heads of the Welsh and Northern Ireland governments.
Scottish salmon competes in the European marketplace with Norway, which has no disruption to its exports to EU countries. Norway is not in the EU but it is in the EEA (European Economic Area) giving it free access to the markets of the 27 EU countries.
“What if that other voice we all know so well responds by saying, ‘We say no, and we are the state’? Well we say yes – and we are the people.” Canon Kenyon Wright
“Other than denial of the right for self determination, where is the argument for Union?”