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. “
“We want a fairer, more equal Scotland, and we want Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up.”
“No-one should be surprised to discover that Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement prepares the ground for betrayal of our fishing interests.”
Best Start Grants replace and expand on the UK Government’s Sure Start Maternity Grant by providing eligible families with £600 on the birth of their first child and £300 on the birth of any subsequent children.
“Let’s not forget, Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU – 62%.”
“These are truly heart-breaking figures for Orkney”
Local MSP Maree Todd SNP has called for a halt to the roll out of Universal Credit – the UK Government’s social security payment scheme.
“I would strongly encourage all employers in Orkney to look into the real benefits of becoming an accredited Living Wage employer.”