“It is a scary feeling. I want to be treated like a human being, not a bargaining chip.”
“It is crucial that the UK Government honours its commitment to joint working and to take seriously the right for the Scottish Government to play a full role in decision making and negotiations of these key issues.”
“It is essential for our fishing industry that these powers return to Scotland after Brexit so it is deeply worrying that the UK government may be considering a power grab”
“Orkney Sustainable Fisheries have been awarded £110,170 for the development of the ‘Orkney Shellfish Project’.”
Nobody cares more about the sustainability of Orkney fishing, than Orkney fishermen, and their skills and knowledge are vital in stewarding this amazing resource.
Local MSP Maree Todd has expressed serious concerns about what may happen to the fishing industry during the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU
Tourism in Orkney employs 1,200 people which is 12% of the local workforce
Why I agreed to join the First Minister’s Standing Council on Europe, which inspired the Scottish government’s recent paper, Scotland’s Place in Europe.
Concerns expressed to Holyrood committee about implications of Brexit for agriculture & fishing
‘Fishing grounds cannot be traded off for access to the EU single market ‘