” It is directly because of the feedback from islanders that we are changing our approach.” Mairi Gougeon Rural Affairs and Islands Secretary, in the Scottish Government
A fully funded 4 year PhD student placement is on offer to interested candidates to get in on groundbreaking work to look at how island communities are affected by national policies.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on an Islands Bond. Now before I launch into my cynicism about the Bond I need to stress that I feel it is important that […]
“I hope that people will contribute to this consultation to make it as relevant and helpful as possible to each island.”
“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.”
“We believe that local knowledge should be viewed as an essential skill for the Boards of organisations accountable to the Scottish Government. “
“Democracy, with it’s lifeblood of accountability, is a muscle which requires constant exercise to keep it supple and healthy. “
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 Islands Green Recovery Programme will stimulate new economic activity across our islands, helping businesses recover from the impacts of the pandemic and creating new, quality jobs. ” Paul Wheelhouse Scottish Government Minister for the Islands
Time is running out if you want to add your views to the Scottish Government’s Islands Plan which closes this week – 26th of July 2019.