Emma is councillor for Inverness Central which she won in a By-Election in November 2019.
“The teachers I speak to and hear from have worked very hard, in difficult circumstances, over the past 12 months”
OIC has had ‘plenty of opportunity to put forward their own views on the matter of easing restrictions.’
“In their meetings with OIC and the other island authorities, ministers made clear the need to engage directly with communities as well as with local authorities.”
“For me, women and children have been at the centre of so many of the developments of the past couple of weeks.”
There has been a mixed response across the political spectrum to Kate Forbes’ Budget for Scotland.
“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.”
“hopefully folk can see some light as we head towards spring”
“At a national level, a green recovery is at the heart of successive Scottish Government policy publications, including the 2020-21 Programme for Government and the Climate Change Plan update.”
” it is environmentally unsound to instigate a stone supply chain that will increase our carbon footprint.”
“The local government settlement will help to fund those vital public services that are much valued and needed. “