“The Scottish SPCA strongly supports this announcement by the Scottish Government. As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we have long called for an outright ban on the use of snares due to the level of suffering an animal is caused.” – Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn
“Having used inter-island ferries in Orkney over the summer, I recognise the challenge for the councils in the Northern Isles and other Scottish local authorities that have responsibility for ferries. That is why the Scottish Government has provided more than £136 million over the past five years to support the running of these services around Scotland.”
The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of electronic tracking and monitoring technology for small fishing vessels. The consultation is one part of a package of new fisheries measures.
Rev Y Gooljary, a licensed Minister in the Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, has written to the owners of what is now the Columba Hotel in Iona about its history and where the money came from to build it in the 19thC.
“it is important to keep in mind that there is advice available from Skills Development Scotland’s results helpline for those who didn’t quite achieve the results to do what they originally intended. There are options whatever your results and support is there.”
Mike Robertson of Yes Orkney, which is affiliated to Believe in Scotland, was part of the steering group involved in drawing up The Route to Independence Statement, which was published at the weekend.
Sometime ago I travelled to Burkina Faso for work. This is a description of what happened and how I saw the trip. It has some humour is has some observations about the country or more specifically the Capital Ouagadougou. Things almost certainly will have changed since then, some for the better some for the worse, the country is now influenced by the Wagner Group.
Gerry Hassan and Alec Ross in conversation at the Gatehouse of Fleet Big Lit Festival 2023.
“We recently saw the fantastic announcement that Ofgem has finally approved the proposed interconnector for the Islands. I know how hard the council has worked for this moment and it is a real testament to the leadership and staff. “
“She was one of the most generous people one would ever meet, hosting meetings, dinners & other social events. She would send encouragement to local people of all ages setting up new businesses of all kinds. Winnie struck up lasting friendships with people like Marjorie Linklater, also an SNP supporter & women’s rights campaigner from her early years. “