“I regard this as a once in a generation opportunity, a transformational project that would deliver a major boost for our local economy – creating jobs and business opportunities throughout our islands.” James Stockan, Leader OIC
Orkney Islands Council (OIC) has been awarded £260,000 from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) administered through VisitScotland, to improve the Point of Ness Camping and Caravan Site.
Orkney is to receive £773,673.43 as its allocation from Crown Estate revenues
Crown Estate Scotland have released leasing details for future commercial off shore wind projects.
“I welcome Crown Estate Scotland’s announcement that the detailed plans we submitted are being taken forward in this way.”
“Today is an historic occasion, as this is the first time that the Parliament has ever legislated on the management of the Scottish Crown estate.”
” The pilot will demonstrate the effective implementation of a new way of doing business, with decisions to lease seabed assets around Orkney (to 12 nautical miles) taken within the local community through a robust local democratic process.”
“We put forward a strong and innovative case for local decision making and how this could be managed in ways that best meet the needs of our community.”
The Scottish Crown Estates Bill was debated in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 19th June 2018.
“We feel that more empowerment for the islands is needed in the Bill.”