“Rising fertiliser costs, variable markets and unpredictable weather patterns all add to the pressures faced by farmers. ” Dr Lorna Cole Food & Footprint Service SAC Consulting
“One of the key policy changes for me was the move to raise the formal school age to six, with the introduction of a statutory play-based kindergarten stage for three to six year olds, similar to early years education in Nordic countries.” Robert Leslie
“The obvious starting point is to concede that we have massive problems of inequity in Orkney right now.”
A robotic boat has been used for the first time to survey fish populations around oil platforms in the North Sea.
Inequality is built into our UK energy systems where the places producing the most renewable energy, and exporting it south, are also paying the highest tariffs to buy back that same electricity to heat their homes and power their businesses.
Scotland became the first country in the world to commit to a Just Transition Planning Framework.
The consultation, ‘Agricultural Transition in Scotland: first steps towards our national policy’ is open until 17 November 2021.
“The Flotta terminal has a working life left of less than a decade, but it could have an innovative future as for example a Green hydrogen hub, and we’d be delighted if that scenario transpires.”
” “We are home to some of the best renewable energy in the world, yet where are the jobs? “Rhoda Grant MSP
How do we combine meeting our climate targets with improving energy affordability and lowering fuel poverty?