“I remain committed to this Scheme as a way to increase recycling, to reduce litter on our streets and on our beaches and help achieve our net zero ambitions.” FM Humza Yousaf
Empowering Councils to Raise Taxes on Second Homes
Lack of affordable housing is forcing families and young people to leave their island and rural communities. It is creating a crisis in workforce availability for those with jobs and those obtaining work locally unable to find places to live.
Emma Roddick MSP “There is much work to do”
“These meetings and visits, along with many others across Shetland, Caithness, Lochaber, Argyll, and Inverness are crucial to me in understanding the issues being faced across the Highlands and Islands.”
Papdale East Playpark Official Opening
Papdale East Park in Kirkwall will be opened officially on Friday 21st April by the Convener of Orkney Islands Council Graham Bevan at 12 noon.
Managing Our Seas: Community v Government
Scottish Ministers are already committed to designating ‘at least 10% of Scotland’s seas as Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) by 2026’ because of their power sharing agreement with the Scottish Greens.
The Clearances Again
Resistance is growing in Scotland’s island and coastal communities to the Scottish Government’s proposals to introduce Highly Protected Marine Areas.
Farmers Union Welcomes Tighter Controls on Cattle Imports
“NFUS urges Scottish cattle keepers to remain aware that the greatest risk of introducing TB into Scotland is from cattle movements, and to continue to ensure their sourcing policies will minimise the risk to their own holding and the national herd.” Alasdair Macnab
Are you eligible for Scottish Disability Payments?
Social Security Scotland administers financial support payments to people with a disability.
The waiting list for hospital treatment in England rose to a record of 7.2 million in January 2023. The 18-week treatment target has not been met since 2016.
The Limitations of Environmental Impact Reports
What the current impact assessments don’t do is factor in the wider implications for wildlife and biodiversity on proposed large scale developments.