The Remote Towers Project which will see the loss of highly skilled Air Traffic Control jobs from the islands has the full backing of the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity , Michael Matheson.
£15 million will be available to help Scottish businesses who promote and sell package holidays to Scotland or day tours here.
Plans by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) to move well paid skilled jobs from the islands to Inverness have been described as ‘a mindset of the Past’ by convener of a Scottish Parliament committee, Johan Lamont, Labour.
An important study into the costs of living in rural Scotland is looking for participants in Kirkwall who would be willing to take part.
The Hostel – COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund aims to provide a safety net to keep hostel businesses operating while restrictions on opening and travel are in place and then be trade ready when it is safe for travel to return.
“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
David Stewart ,MSP Labour, has continued to press the Scottish Government on the issue of Covid Passports.
The impact the covid pandemic has had on cancer treatments has been devastating. In March 2020 when the country went into its first lockdown, other medical procedures were put on hold, including many of those for people undergoing cancer treatments.
Coach operators can apply for a share of a £10million fund to help support their businesses through the COVID-19 crisis
“The local government settlement will help to fund those vital public services that are much valued and needed. “