” “We are home to some of the best renewable energy in the world, yet where are the jobs? “Rhoda Grant MSP
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 Islands Green Recovery Programme will stimulate new economic activity across our islands, helping businesses recover from the impacts of the pandemic and creating new, quality jobs. ” Paul Wheelhouse Scottish Government Minister for the Islands
‘Islands Collaboration and Planning for the Future’ was the topic for an online presentation and discussion on Wednesday 9th of September.
A Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS), funded by the Scottish Government, has been launched.
The university is the only institution in Scotland to deliver the family of Foundation, Modern and Graduate apprenticeships
The contract for the Northern Isles Ferry Services was awarded to Serco Limited on 22 April 2020.
James Stockan, Leader of Orkney Islands Council is delighted that Orkney is to be a test bed for 5G.
“the new contract will also include the flexibility to allow timetabled freight and ferry services to be amended to better reflect changes in future demand.”
James Stockan wishes to see full funding for Orkney’s inter-island ferries to be included when the Scottish Government publishes its Budget later this week.