A series of consultations has been launched by the Scottish Government on funeral arrangements, including water burials.
“The Scottish SPCA strongly supports this announcement by the Scottish Government. As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we have long called for an outright ban on the use of snares due to the level of suffering an animal is caused.” – Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn
Orkney Islands Council has opened a consultation for a 20mph limit in Finstown. It is also proposed to extend the 30mph limit.
The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of electronic tracking and monitoring technology for small fishing vessels. The consultation is one part of a package of new fisheries measures.
Published in 2019 Scotland’s National Islands Plan was hailed as a game changer. Has it created the transformational changes required in central government and in public bodies that it was intended to do? What needs to improve?
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is proposing to add the Piper Alpha Memorial Garden to the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes and designate the Memorial itself as a listed building.
If passed, the legislation will give local authorities the ability to add an additional charge to overnight accommodation if they choose to do so. This will be based on a percentage of the cost, with the rate set by individual councils.
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela, South African civil rights activist
Ferries – politicians are fired up about them, and if you look at comments on social media (health warning – not advisable to do so regularly) it seems the public are too. Then where were the people when Project Neptune came to Orkney?
The public will have a chance to contribute their views to ‘Project Neptune’ at a meeting on Wednesday 3rd of May : St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall from 4pm-5pm; Stromness Community Centre, Church Road, Stromness from 7pm-8pm.