A roundup of views across the political spectrum.
“Free bus travel for young people is a good first step however most of the Budget was disappointing.”
There are two Budgets which affect people in Orkney: the OIC Budget and the Scottish Budget. Both of these will affect the services we use and our quality of life.
“ It is deeply disappointing to see the Scottish Green Party yet again sell our local councils, our environment and, indeed, themselves, short yet again.”
Scottish Greens Strike Budget Deal With SNP
Public Finance Minister in the Scottish Government, Kate Forbes, announced the investment which will support the doubling of the free provision of childcare to 1140 hours from August 2020 for all 3- and 4-year olds and eligible 2-year olds
A Balancing Act
“The global climate emergency is at the centre of our Programme for Government and we have already put in place the most ambitious climate legislation and targets of any country.”
“£49.6 million for NHS Orkney.Orkney Islands Council will receive an additional £1.4 million.”
Scotland’s quality food and drink is 18% (£5.9billion) of all our international exports. Most of this – 74% – is from the Whisky sector (£4.4billion).