Hoy has been named as one of six islands which will be supported by the Scottish Government to be carbon neutral in 18 years time.
Fuel, feed and fertiliser costs are threatening “the very viability of many farms” commented Liam McArthur.
In a round of funding there were 47 successful Orkney applications from the Sea Fisheries Fund totalling £237,400.
Russian Involvement in Fishing Negotiations would be “an insult to our Ukrainian friends and partners.”
“to allow the Russian Federation to participate, remotely or in person, in such discussions would be an insult to our Ukrainian friends and partners.” Mairi Gougeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands
Scottish Salmon is the UK’s biggest food export.
A new dog squad has been specially trained to sniff out products of animal origin (PoAO) and prevent them from entering circulation in Scotland.
The consultation, ‘Agricultural Transition in Scotland: first steps towards our national policy’ is open until 17 November 2021.
The Scottish Government has announced funding of £1.8million for industry body Seafood Scotland to support increased access to international markets.
Martin Kennedy President of Scotland’s National Farming Union (NFUS) commented that the appointment of Mairi Gougeon would bring, “a fresh dynamic at a pivotal time for our industry”.
Orkney Greens have voiced their concerns in that two sites in Orkney: Scapa Flow and North Orkney, are not included as Special Protection Area sites in the Scottish Government announcement.