“We have invested £1.4m in building and refurbishing schools in Orkney since 2007 through the £1.8bn school building programme, Scotland’s Schools for the Future.”
“It is disgraceful that all 13 Tory MPs who represent Scottish constituencies betrayed Scotland by voting to keep the threat of No-Deal on the table – against the clear interests of their own constituents, who will be left poorer and worse off as a result. “
Orkney will face economic shock and possible job losses, noting that over 25% of the workforce in Orkney will be exposed to economic damage from a no-deal Brexit.
“As the Westminster Tory government drags us ever closer to a catastrophic no-deal Brexit, it seems ever more unlikely that we’ll achieve an outcome that will be good for the people of Scotland.”
“£49.6 million for NHS Orkney.Orkney Islands Council will receive an additional £1.4 million.”
“This budget uses our powers in a progressive way in order to protect and invest in our public services – with a major boost for the NHS.”
“It’s been another farcical few weeks in this mess we call Brexit.”
Derek Mackay MSP, Finance Secretary in the Scottish Government has announced plans to deliver £580 million through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for as long as it applies to Scotland.
Maree Todd ““I welcome the news that the number of ultra-low emission and electric vehicles in Orkney is continuing to rise.”
The number of ultra-low emission and electric vehicles in Orkney has increased by 135% since last year, up from 161 in the third quarter of 2017 to 217 in the same period in 2018.
“to the hundreds of thousands of EU nationals that have chosen to make Scotland their home, I want you to know that you are valued and will always be welcome here. “