Electric hydrofoil passenger ferries and Scotland’s Programme for Government – what lies ahead for Orkney ?
It is estimated that the UK will contribute almost €2.6 billion per year on average for its participation to both Horizon Europe and the Copernicus component of the Space programme. Association to both programmes will become effective as of 1 January 2024.
August 2023 is estimated to have been around 1.5°C warmer than the preindustrial average for 1850-1900.
“Having used inter-island ferries in Orkney over the summer, I recognise the challenge for the councils in the Northern Isles and other Scottish local authorities that have responsibility for ferries. That is why the Scottish Government has provided more than £136 million over the past five years to support the running of these services around Scotland.”
Councillors in Orkney may have voted to investigate a future where the islands remain outside the EU, but islanders who are members of the group Yes Orkney are stepping up their campaign to have Orkney rejoin.
“Through our research we were able to show that farmers are willing to implement innovative approaches to land management that promote biodiversity, so long as the contractual agreements are motivating and reliable, rather than restrictive and vague.” Dr Prager
Demonstrations supporting workers rights and events marking the anniversary of leaving the EU were held across Scotland
A vigil organised by the Independence campaigning group Yes Orkney commemorating the day we left the EU has been cancelled due to the weather.
An event to mark the third anniversary of the UK leaving the EU will be held at 5.30 pm on Tuesday January 31st, Kirk Green, Kirkwall
A shortfall to Scotland of £337 million. That’s what Scottish Government Ministers have calculated Scotland is losing out on from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.