The COVID-19 impact is compounded by the region’s vulnerability to Brexit – five of the six most vulnerable local authority areas to Brexit are in the Highlands and Islands
It is 25 years since the film Braveheart had its UK premier in Stirling.
“One of the most depressing things on Earth is listening to Scottish people telling other Scottish people how poor Scotland is”
“It is a positive outcome for Orkney that it will share in the combined £100 million pledged by the Scottish and UK Governments for the Islands Growth Deal.”
“We need people who have ambition for the county and can commit time to this group.”
“The family farm is most at risk from non-favourable trade terms, and is often overlooked by retailers who want to buy in bulk from bigger producers. “
“Over 98% of all businesses in Scotland have less than 50 employees so it is critically important that they can re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.”
The two-hour online meeting is open to all businesses to give a representative viewpoint in its advice to the OIC .
Orkney’s retailers have been working very hard to make shopping safer for both workers and consumers.
As the tourism sector begins to open up after months of lockdown The Orkney News looks at some holiday ideas.