A 5 year project is taking place which will look at how urban areas can transform into more healthy living spaces.
“Any recommendations or polices should recognise that life is considerably different in each island group and that different age groups, too, have distinct experiences of island life.”
The team heard stories of illegal evictions, difficulty finding housing, homelessness, fuel poverty and landlords neglecting repair jobs in Orkney.
“One parent described the family as living in one room” : Shocking Report on Housing & Heating in Orkney
“Families, and others, are living in these situations daily, and there is a proven impact on both mental and physical wellbeing.”
The MSP who was newly elected at the May Scottish Parliament elections will be on her first official trip to Orkney this weekend where she will attend Pride events in Kirkwall.
Orkney Housing Association (OHAL), has set forth its plans to build additional affordable housing at Walliwall, Kirkwall.
David Stewart MSP, Labour, is delighted that the Scottish Government has published guidance to the building industry, ahead of installing fire sprinklers in all new social housing with new regulations coming into effect next year
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.
The challenge facing most of Scotland’s rural and island communities is one of depopulation as people move into urban settings.
The 3rd session in the Sustainable Orkney Conference was on the subject of Buildings