“At a national level, a green recovery is at the heart of successive Scottish Government policy publications, including the 2020-21 Programme for Government and the Climate Change Plan update.”
“The local government settlement will help to fund those vital public services that are much valued and needed. “
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.
“With the SNP unveiling a roadmap to a referendum that is beyond legal challenge, we now have a clearer picture of how a vote on whether Scotland should be an independent country can be held once the pandemic is over.”
“The harsh realities of the Tories’ Power Grab Bill are coming home to roost now, with Boris Johnson’s government threatening to impose GM crops on Scotland – despite a ban.”
“In my first column of 2021, I wish all Orkney News readers a happy new year – and in particular all pupils, teachers and parents as remote learning starts this week.”
Industry experts such as the Communities Inshore Fisheries Alliance have described the current situation as ‘unacceptable’ and a threat to the livelihoods of those working in the fishing industry and its supply chains.
93% of parents are taking up the opportunity of getting a Baby Box for their child.
Nurseries and other settings are encouraged to take learning outdoors to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Nearly 3/4 of those who completed the survey commented on the significant changes they had to deal as a result of covid