“Homelessness is a symptom of many things and is inextricably linked with poverty. I don’t think people realise how often poverty is predetermined.”
Unsurprisingly there has been a mixed reaction from Scotland’s MSPs to the plans put forward for this session of the Scottish Parliament by the SNP/Green Scottish Government.
“I am happy to give my full support to the organisers of the ‘You can bide here’ gathering, which will be an opportunity to demonstrate Orkney’s wish to welcome everyone to the islands, regardless of race, ethnicity or nationality. “
“For us here in Orkney and in the other two islands authorities, this document fails to deliver on the Islands Act. “
“If you have not applied yet I would encourage you to do so immediately or if you have any family or friends who may be eligible to encourage them too.” Emma Roddick, SNP MSP
“I hope that people will contribute to this consultation to make it as relevant and helpful as possible to each island.”
The MSP who was newly elected at the May Scottish Parliament elections will be on her first official trip to Orkney this weekend where she will attend Pride events in Kirkwall.
The Scottish Rewilding Alliance, is calling on the Scottish Greens to make the trial reintroduction of lynx and the widespread relocation of beavers a core part of any agreement they reach with the Scottish National Party.
Orkney Constituency and Regional voting result 2021
Liam McArthur has retained the Orkney Constituency seat for the LibDems in the Scottish Parliament elections held on Thursday 6th May 2021.