“I believe that we are closer to reclaiming our land than ever before. Political will based on a wide consensus for change is now in play.” Rob Gibson
The vessel was bought with Orkney Islands Council paying out €364,811.00 (approx. £318,028) and the Scottish Government adding in the more substantial funding of £750,000.00.
Local Government workers, members of the trade union, Unite have voted to reject the COSLA pay offer by an overwhelming majority of 83.3%.
“The pandemic has exposed the extent and the impact on care of this crumbling infrastructure.” Jon Skewes, Executive Director for External Relations at the RCM
In the letter to Nicola Sturgeon, Unite highlights that 55% of local government workers earn less than £25,000 per annum, and around 75% of local government workers earn less than the UK national average wage of £32,875.
“A blueprint for sustainable and integrated farming and crofting activity in the hills and uplands of Scotland”
“Agricultural support payments should be targeting agricultural activity aimed at food production, and should therefore not be accessible for alternative land uses or towards the production of crops not intended for the food chain.”
Brian Keeley, an artist and PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, has launched a joint exhibition with his artist wife to coincide with the new ‘presumed consent’ organ donation law that came into effect in Scotland on 26 March.
what has happened to The Nordic Sea (seemingly now at Buckie) and what is it going to be used for and when?
“we have the worst connectivity in the UK by far so how does HIAL mean to overcome this? I personally have not been convinced that safety aspects reliant on digital connectivity in particular can be met.”
NHS Orkney will receive £50,127 from the Scottish Government to develop a resource that will support people with neurological conditions in the islands.