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.”
The COVID-19 impact is compounded by the region’s vulnerability to Brexit – five of the six most vulnerable local authority areas to Brexit are in the Highlands and Islands
“This is about living in democracy that cares about rules. This is about not living in a corporatist state. And if you care about that then you should call for a normal independent Scottish nation. Not in May, but tomorrow.”
50% of the GDP of The Falklands is linked to trade with the EU through Fisheries and Agriculture.
“Yesterday we discovered that, far from being abandoned, no-deal wasn’t just the preferred option but the sole aim of the whole process.”
“One of the most depressing things on Earth is listening to Scottish people telling other Scottish people how poor Scotland is”
Owners of UK registered fishing vessels are being urged to complete a survey by public body Seafish.
“It is very unusual for me to worry about a month, let alone two, but I confess I am worried about November and December. “
“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of ernest struggle….. Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will”. Frederick Douglass, 1857.