Frightening figures from the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) show rises to basic foodstuffs and fossil fuel costs which will affect everyone, but low and middle earners the worst
” I recognise the critical nature of completing the ferries for the sake of island communities” Kate Forbes
‘it was a challenge worth taking on’. Kate Forbes, Economy Secretary in the Scottish Government
Businesses in Scotland Urged to Stop Trading with Russia
” We all have a moral duty right now to consider what else we can do to try to stop Putin’s aggression, including via economic action.” Kate Forbes
Orkney Council Tax Rise: Cost of Living Crisis
James Stockan has called the Scottish Government funding to Orkney ‘the worst in Scotland’.
UK & Scottish Governments Announce Deal on Freeports
Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer has described the deal as a ‘tax dodgers’ charter.’
The Good, The Bad – & The Budget
“This Budget focuses on tackling the climate emergency, reducing inequalities and supporting economic recovery. “
The Road to the Isles – By Ferry – Is this the Future?
Why is Scotland so lacking in ambition that nearly a quarter of the way into the 21stC, ferry is still the only way for most islanders, mainlanders and freight to get to and from our islands ?
Scottish Draft Budget: The Main Points
What is proposed in the Scottish Draft Budget 2021/2022 with links for further information
Welcome Budget News For Ferries in Orkney
The Draft Scottish Budget presented by Kate Forbes, Finance Secretary in the Scottish Government has taken on board the issues of ferry fares in and to/from Orkney.
Scotland’s Future Economy: High Tech & Low Carbon
A review group has been set up to work towards a high tech low carbon economy headed by Professor Mark Loga..