In the short term, a recent report by the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde, has shown some cause for optimism.
“The example of Sanday was given where the shop ordered extra supplies to ensure everyone got what they needed and also set up a DIY and gardening section in response to local demand.”
£100million – £50million from each of the UK Government and the Scottish Government – and covering a period of 10 years will deliver a ‘Growth Deal’ for the 3 Islands Authorities: Orkney, Shetland and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
“Physical developments could be constrained by the surveillance that is introduced. Very significant negative impact. “
Researchers focussing on how islanders living in or near Kirkwall are being affected by the cost of living are looking for more volunteers.
What is proposed in the Scottish Draft Budget 2021/2022 with links for further information
“As an independent country with our own currency we could create the money needed to support the people and the economy through any crisis.”
“The Scottish green port model will be an exemplar, adopting best practice which helps deliver our net-zero emissions and fair work principles, alongside supporting regeneration and innovation ambitions.”
retail spend, which includes online market places, had a 26% year on year increase in takings and electrical spending increased 43% over the same period.
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.