One of the two subsea cables which links Orkney to mainland Scotland, connecting up electricity distribution, has been successfully replaced by SSEN (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks).
“”These are not easy issues, but, if there are different ways of protecting our island communities, we are open to them.”
“funding to Orkney Islands Council follows a tried and tested formula to ensure fairness to all 32 Local Authorities, in Scotland.”
“I would have thought OIC might be interested in saving £50m in capital cost whilst at the same time doubling ferry vehicle capacity.”
“It’s a simple question – which would you rather be…”
“I listened in horror today to Radio Orkney where James Stockan is trying to push for more tourists to come to Orkney”
“With the resources available to us, we calculate that the majority of our children and young people would be at school for two days a week at best.”
Visits by cruise ships have not been cancelled.
James Stockan, Leader of Orkney Islands Council is delighted that Orkney is to be a test bed for 5G.
James Stockan wishes to see full funding for Orkney’s inter-island ferries to be included when the Scottish Government publishes its Budget later this week.