Emergency tugs rethink needed says OIC

Government plans to end the contract for emergency tug cover in Scotland’s northern waters from September 30 has led to Criticism from OIC convener Stephen Hagan, His opinions are shared by those within the UK government, and from island local authorities and Orkney and Shetland’s MP. Councillor Hagan said: “The UK Government is ignoring concerns […]



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 […]