The investment covers a 10 year period with £50million from the UK Government, £50million from the Scottish Government and is hoped to attract further investment of up to £293 million in match funding.
VISITOR AT UIST: (Or What I Did in the Summer Holidays – 1959)
” this is how the British Army came to launch a tactical missile just for me to watch, at age 13 ¾, and built a grandstand specially for me to see it from.”
Orkney Ferries Raised Again in Parliament & The Nordic Sea Saga
In 2020 OIC was given an extra £750,000 towards the cost of Nordic Sea which the council had bought at an estimated capital cost of £1,535,000. T
Islands Growth Deal Signed
£100million – £50million from each of the UK Government and the Scottish Government – and covering a period of 10 years will deliver a ‘Growth Deal’ for the 3 Islands Authorities: Orkney, Shetland and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Happiest Places to Live
A study has found that if you are aged 65 and over the top two places to live are in Scotland……..
Islands Responses to #Covid – the advantages of being small
“Being a small island nation has been an advantage” to be able to “think innovatively and be more flexible”. The Faroes used what they had and responded quickly taking their own independent decisions for their islands.
Take a Look at Between The Islands
An exhibition featuring the work of artists in the Between The Islands project has opened with limited viewing at the Orkney Museum, Kirkwall.
A look at Stornoway, Lewis
The Western Isles – Or There And Back Again XIV
So, we caught the ferry from Stornoway, to Ullapool, on a beautiful, sunny day.
The Western Isles – Or There and Back Again XIII
Saturday – heading home, leave Bernera and on to the new museum at Lews Castle.