“Social inclusion cannot be achieved without transport that enables everyone to participate fully in the opportunities Orkney offers.” – Councillor David Dawson, Chair of OIC’s Development and Infrastructure Committee Orkney Islands Council […]
Academics from Cranfield University have worked on the concept of using wave energy for propulsion, and designed an inventive method of achieving greater thrust from the power of the waves by harnessing […]
The Scottish Government and Orkney Islands Council will be required to work together to produce a business case to fund replacement ferries for the islands. The UK Government will also have to […]
The Scottish Government will give ‘serious consideration’ to introducing free inter island ferry travel to young people. The issue was raised during First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, 2nd […]
“I look forward to Orkney being able to engage in a regional forum to share ideas and best practice on connectivity.” – Robert Leslie, SNP candidate , Orkney & Shetland SNP delegates […]
People are being urged to take precautions against flooding and travel disruption as the country prepares to be hit by Storm Babet. A Yellow warning has been issued for Orkney and Shetland. […]
“The seaman prepared to start his watch at 4 am. This was quite normal. What wasn’t normal was that he had driven from home to do it. This seaman is one of the new mariners operating autonomous vessels which have no crew on board.”
The original trams idea predates the SNP’s period as Scotland’s government. Indeed, having become the minority government in 2007, and with the trams legislation up for discussion, the party actually voted against it and wanted to spend the money on dualling the A9, as they stated in their manifesto ahead of the Holyrood election.
Electric hydrofoil passenger ferries and Scotland’s Programme for Government – what lies ahead for Orkney ?
Orkney’s ferries are ageing and fuel-prodigal – but what can replace them? Could it be new energy-efficient ships, or bridges or tunnels or causeways – or a mix of all the various options?