In June of this year the Scottish Parliament voted to increase the protection for mountain hares in Scotland, effectively making them a protected species.
In recent years Orkney has become a fight between two political parties – the LibDems who have held the seat since the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament and the SNP. The 3 other candidates: Conservative, Labour and Independent all lost their deposits in 2016.
So this is a big week for both the farming industry and the health of the nation. A poll shows that around ninety percent of voters want nothing to do with chlorinated chicken or ractopamine pork. There’s a petition to keep standards at least as high as they currently and it has more than a million signatures.
“We are being experimented on” said Peter Henderson with “remote links which are highly unstable.”
“Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to halt Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd’s Air Traffic Management Strategy Project to conduct an independent assessment of the decisions and decision-making process of the ATMS project.
“It’s time to give Orkney a new voice at Holyrood as we strive to make these islands a fairer, greener and more resilient place in which to live and work as part of a stronger Scotland.”
Labour’s Rhoda Grant MSP and David Stewart MSP have assured constituents in the Highlands and Islands that they can still be contacted by mail or over the phone, despite regional offices remaining closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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“I am delighted that this effort across the country has now been recognised by John Swinney during his Parliamentary address today.”
“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of ernest struggle….. Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will”. Frederick Douglass, 1857.