The withdrawal of the CalMac Service Mallaig, Oban and Lochboisdale in South Uist, from 5 April to 13 May was the subject of a heated exchange between MSPs from Scotland’s political parties and the new Junior Minister for Transport Kevin Stewart.
Today, 7 February, Grenada celebrates its Independence Day.
Predicting The Threat Of Invasive Non-Native Species
St Helena is most at risk from a high number of plant species – pictured here non native New Zealand Flax
Islands Growth Deal Signed
The investment covers a 10 year period with £50million from the UK Government, £50million from the Scottish Government and is hoped to attract further investment of up to £293 million in match funding.
“We didn’t see what we were expecting” Studying Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai island
“These types of volcanic eruptions happen all over the world, but they don’t usually produce islands. We had an incredibly unique opportunity. No one had ever comprehensively studied the microorganisms on this type of island system at such an early stage before.” Nick Dragone
Reliable Ferries & Fixed Links: Scotland’s Future Transport Needs
The main issue for people was cancellations which can happen very quickly and cause immense disruption to personal and business plans.
Cost of Living Additional Support for Islanders
£305,000 extra funding to OIC from Scottish Government for cost of living support to islanders
Opposition Grows to Plans to Implement NHS24 in Orkney’s Ferry Linked Islands
“This decision had been made by the NHS Orkney Board, with no prior consultation with island clinicians or community councils.”
Exploring Island Connections
“I believe that it’s important to pay attention to the strong connections people have with Scottish islands even when they are living elsewhere.” Kirsten Gow
The Evolution of Woodiness
The evolution of woodiness is still happening today, particularly in these areas that are known as natural laboratories of evolution: islands.