“The Committee remains particularly concerned about the long-term impact of the decline in the research budget and the decline in the budget of SNH and Marine Scotland over recent years, and the impact of this on delivering key environmental, economic and health outcomes. “
NHS Health Boards across Scotland will receive: “£354.5 million (3.7%) of direct additional funding in 2018-19, “
Today is the third stage of the Scottish Budget, here is a poem to perhaps give things some context.
“As a parliament of minorities, we must work across the chamber to find compromise and consensus “
Council Leader James Stockan who has been instrumental in securing fair ferry funding has welcomed the announcement by Derek MacKay
“The finance received from Europe for environmental objectives is considerable and a significant part of the budget of Marine Scotland, SNH, Zero Waste Scotland and SEPA.”
“to treat this matter as a priority and to satisfactorily resolve it by the conclusion of the current consideration of the draft budget.”
“Orkney could lose up to £2.4 million. “
“As a minority government, Derek Mackay has to win support from other parties to get his budget proposals through. “
The SNP runs a minority Government and relies on support from other parties to get the Budget passed.