Archives for May 2011



Aquacuture Planning Streamline Bid

Combined efforts of the local authorities address aquaculture application and decision-making processes. Shetland  Islands Council’s Planning Service has been working with Argyll and Bute, Western Isles, Orkney and Highland to streamline planning processes for aquaculture so that they match up with the existing land planning system. This includes the introduction of online applications and a […]



Scottish Sea Farms Creates Community Trust

The Heart of the Community Trust has been created by Scottish Sea Farms. Backed by £250,000 investment in 2011 and available for community projects in Shetland, Orkney, Highland, Argyll and Dumfries. Elderly residents of Smiddybrae House in Orkney are the first to benefit from the brand new charitable trust launched in March by Scottish Sea […]



Museum exhibition highlights Orkney boats

The latest exhibition in Orkney highlights the importance of the small fishing boat to the Orkney community. ‘Salt in the Blood: Orkney and the Sea’ looks at the role of small, traditional boats around Orkney through first-hand accounts from the people who used them. The exhibition, at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall, runs throughout […]