“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.
“We believe that 135MW is an excessive target and we lobbied hard to get that figure reduced.”
Stromness, Orkney is to host the important Scotland/Arctic Conference.
Including the Kirkwall Harbour Flood Defence Scheme, a £1.1 million project backed by 80% funding from the Scottish Government.
“I welcome Crown Estate Scotland’s announcement that the detailed plans we submitted are being taken forward in this way.”
A hike in Council Tax and rises across many council services except those ring fenced by the Scottish Government has been agreed to by councillors in Orkney.
“We expect the service to be fully funded by the Government – a precedent set 12 months ago when full funding was awarded for the first time after years of campaigning by the Council.”