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.
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.
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.
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.
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…