“Hearing first-hand the hopes and aspirations of the people of Orkney will provide valuable evidence and context to help us inform Scottish Government policies and strategies and to secure a positive outcome for islanders across Scotland.” Edward Mountain MSP
“I am delighted to announce this support for veterans, whose medals have been lost or stolen through no fault of their own.” Keith Brown Scottish Government Veterans Secretary
The Orkney Youth Cafe has been awarded £60,760 from the Young Start Fund part of The National Lottery Community Fund.
Fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture
The Scottish Veterans Fund (SVF) was established by the Scottish Government in 2008 and has a broad remit to support projects that benefit ex-Service personnel and their families in Scotland.
The National Islands Plan “will see a total of £8.3 million invested in critical infrastructure projects.” John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
“This expedition has reinforced my love for nature and my drive and enthusiasm in protecting what we have, at a time when the planet’s future feels very uncertain. ” Emma Steel
“The new nursery will support families from both mainland Orkney and the outer isles, as well as providing opportunities for Childhood Practice Students from Orkney College.” – Mairi Gougeon
“The Nature Restoration Fund will champion ambitious, high-value projects to protect and restore Scotland’s biodiversity on land and sea in the critical years ahead.” Mike Cantlay, NatureScot
“The Scottish Government is committed to fulfilling its role as a responsible and compassionate global citizen and this aid from our Humanitarian Emergency Fund will provide essential help to those in desperate need.” – Neil Gray, The Scottish Government’s International Development Minister