“if sustainable development of the Arctic region, and of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, is a priority, then the development of their communities, in ways that are acceptable to those communities, should be a priority.”
The Scottish Government has announced funding of £1.8million for industry body Seafood Scotland to support increased access to international markets.
Seven years on, we can see the first independence referendum not as a choice between change and no change, but as a choice of what sort of change we wanted and, crucially, who gets to deliver it.
“The cumulative impact of all such trade deals on extremely vulnerable sectors such as farming, food and drink could be hugely destructive.” NFUS on #Australia Trade Deal
“it may become impossible for some of our family farming businesses to continue to compete.”
Westminster appears to be entirely comfortable with a tariff-free deal with a country whose standards – chemicals harmful to bees and aquatic ecosystems, the use of paraquat, no review period whatsoever for pesticides – fall way short of our own.
” Employment, the prosperity of rural areas and our high standards should not be jeopardised for the sake a headline-grabbing deal.” Martin Kennedy President NFU Scotland
The Parliament of the European Union has now formally agreed to the trade deal with the UK.
“I watched the first episode of the new series of ‘Landward’….”
“By far the two biggest issues facing the UK since the end of World War, way back in 1945, have been Tory Brexit and dealing with the ongoing Covid 19 emergency.”
“The Scottish Seafood Association says exports to the EU are being hit by “red tape” delays between Scotland and France.”