“You don’t truly understand the impact of organ donations until your life is touched by it and I hope that the move will help increase the number of viable organs available and help those waiting. “
“The passing of the budget means £82.7 million is coming the way of Orkney Islands Council, an additional £4.5 million on last year’s spending – an increase of 5.7%. The plans will provide the council with an increase in day-to-day revenue spending.”
“Physical developments could be constrained by the surveillance that is introduced. Very significant negative impact. “
Infralink is a ‘toolkit’ designed to help companies find suitable locations for masts.
” significant and unmitigable damage will be inflicted on island communities. The report is absolutely damning in its assessment of the damage this project will cause.” David Avery, Prospect
Researchers focussing on how islanders living in or near Kirkwall are being affected by the cost of living are looking for more volunteers.
“We want people to know that politics doesn’t have to be about the politicians, it is about us as citizens of Scotland”
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.