“I believe that it’s important to pay attention to the strong connections people have with Scottish islands even when they are living elsewhere.” Kirsten Gow
Scottish Parliament Endorses A Rural Visa Scheme
“A rural visa has the potential to help address this massive gap in the workforce. ” Emma Roddick MSP
Listening to the Concerns of Islanders: Islands Bond Cancelled
” It is directly because of the feedback from islanders that we are changing our approach.” Mairi Gougeon Rural Affairs and Islands Secretary, in the Scottish Government
The Islands Bond: What is it?
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on an Islands Bond. Now before I launch into my cynicism about the Bond I need to stress that I feel it is important that […]
Emma Roddick MSP Welcomes Consultation on Islands Bond
“I hope that people will contribute to this consultation to make it as relevant and helpful as possible to each island.”
Report Recommends Policies Reflect The Distinctive Needs of Islands
“Any recommendations or polices should recognise that life is considerably different in each island group and that different age groups, too, have distinct experiences of island life.”
Researchers Launch Survey on Island Issues
The survey is being sent to 20,000 island residents, including Na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and islands situated within the local authorities of Argyll and Bute, Highland and North Ayrshire.
Affordable Housing Key For Sustainable Communities
The challenge facing most of Scotland’s rural and island communities is one of depopulation as people move into urban settings.
A Future “When community landownership is mainstream in Scotland”
“Our intention is to contribute to a thriving rural Scotland by helping communities to increase their populations in demographically sustainable ways.”