An extremely important part of the Islands Act was the inclusion of impact assessments which all public bodies must conduct before they introduce, or make changes to, services etc which affect island communities.
Firstly it’s important to state – loud and clear – that self governance for Orkney is for those living in Orkney to decide and to do this democratically at the ballot box.
The university is the only institution in Scotland to deliver the family of Foundation, Modern and Graduate apprenticeships
A bureaucratic check list or an opportunity for local empowerment?
“This call for views gives islanders the opportunity to express their opinions on the objectives set out in the draft Plan.”
On Tuesday, 8th of October, the National Islands Plan was introduced in the Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Crown Estates Bill was debated in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 19th June 2018.
The Scottish Parliament is reaching out to people in Orkney to have their say in the current consultation process over the Islands Bill. . Ewan Masson an Outreach Officer with the Scottish Parliament […]
“the interests of islanders will be reflected in future legislation and policy from the very outset.”