Stone, Rocks
Posted in Environment Featured

Council’s Oban quarry order is environmentally unsustainable

Orkney’s SNP candidate for the Scottish elections, Robert Leslie said that the move to import 80,000 tonnes of stone from a quarry on the Scottish mainland was clearly environmentally unsustainable on top of being economically damaging.

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Network connections
Posted in Connectivity

Council leader’s R100 frustrations are misplaced says SNP candidate

Orkney’s SNP candidate has urged Orkney Islands Council leader James Stockan to direct his irritation over the county’s poor broadband at the UK Government, which is responsible for telecommunications, rather than criticising the Scottish Government.

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Scottish bank notes
Posted in Economy Energy Featured

Vulnerable Orkney households face electricity price rise

Electricity price rises signalled by the UK energy regulator will be a hammer blow to Orkney families already struggling to heat their homes this winter, according to Orkney’s SNP candidate for the Scottish elections.

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Maree Todd standing against railings at Ullapool Harbour
Posted in Featured Social Care


The Scottish Government is set to extend the eligibility for the £500 self-isolation support payment to include everyone on an income below the level of the real living wage, as well as those in receipt of a council tax reduction because of low income.

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Robert Leslie crowdfunder header
Posted in Featured Holyrood 2021

Robert’s Crowdfunder is Live

Robert’s Crowdfunder has gone live this morning and will run till the end of the month.

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Feries in Kirkwall Harbour
Posted in Featured Ferries


The draft Scottish Budget delivers an additional £7.7 million to support the inter-island ferries in Orkney and Shetland.

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Posted in Campaigns

Postal Vote

Postal vote is the best way to vote especially when it’s difficult to go out.

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Maree Todd MSP standing at a lectern during a conference
Posted in Community Women's Affairs


Highlands & Islands MSP Maree Todd has praised a new Scottish Government programme aimed at tackling workplace inequality and reducing the gender pay gap.

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Posted in General News Social Care Uncategorized


The new Scottish Child Payment – which has been described as a “game-changer” in the fight to tackle child poverty – will open early for applications this month. Highlands & Islands MSP Maree Todd has encouraged parents and carers in Orkney who are eligible to apply now so that the Scottish Government…

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Posted in Campaigns

Vote or the Bad Guy Wins

Make sure you register to vote so you have your say. It’s not hard. Select a Postal Vote to make the whole thing safe and easy at election time.

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