“The Scottish National Investment Bank has the potential to transform Scotland’s society by powering innovation and building a high-tech, inclusive economy.”
Future Scottish Offshore Wind Projects to Support Supply Chain in Scotland
When applying for offshore wind leases in Scottish waters developers will have to commit to supporting the supply chain in Scotland.
Ferry Focus in the Scottish Parliament
“This Government’s record in providing ferry services has been abysmal.”
“We have always been clear that we want to complete the vessels, secure jobs and give the yard a future.”
The Programme Review Board is established to see the completion of the two CMAL ferries which were to serve west coast islands routes
Nationalisation of Ferguson Marine Good News for Orkney’s Hydrogen Powered Ferry
“Public control will provide much-needed continuity of employment”
Greens Hold Out For More Cash For Councils
“ If the Government continues to refuse to accept our proposals or even come up with fair alternatives, we cannot vote for this budget when it comes to Parliament on Thursday.”
Reactions to the Scottish Draft Budget 2019/2020
A round up of reactions across Scotland to the draft Scottish Budget
The Draft Scottish Budget 2019 – 2020
Here’s some of the main points. A full report will follow in later editions of The Orkney News.
David Stewart: Derek Mackay Has Used “Weasel Words” Over Jobs Boost
“it wasn’t clear where the jobs would be and how local they would be and now he has been caught out.”
Today is the third stage of the Scottish Budget, here is a poem to perhaps give things some context.