Infralink is a ‘toolkit’ designed to help companies find suitable locations for masts.
“The HIAL Board includes no representation from island communities, and it’s clear to me from their decisions and tone to date that they just don’t get it.” Steve Sankey
“This project, which sees collaboration between Scotland and our friends in France, is in line with our international energy engagement priorities for both hydrogen and offshore wind and will help to support our efforts to develop new renewable energy solutions. ” Paul Wheelhouse Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands
James Stockan, Leader of Orkney Islands Council, has voiced his frustration at digital connectivity in the islands and has criticised the Scottish Government on what he says will be delays to deliver the programme in 2021.
“I would urge any young person or group in our island communities to jump in, have your say and be part of something bigger!”
” “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.