“It is not just about what the shocks are; it is essentially about what effect they are going to have” Andrew Bailey, Governor Bank of England
“This Budget focuses on tackling the climate emergency, reducing inequalities and supporting economic recovery. “
“Is it time for a more radical re-set? If so what priorities might we want to put up front and centre?”
“The normal that we are being driven towards is a numbing of the horror of the scale of deaths.”
Why should we bother tackling the issue of invasive species?
“Science must become less unequal, more cooperative and more open.”
In an election that has been pretty much uninspiring The Pebble Trust held one of the best Hustings I have watched so far.
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.