Digital Scotland criticisms of HIAL centralisation show a bad plan badly executed – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has commented on the release today of a report by a Digital Scotland into HIAL’s plans to centralise Air Traffic Control, which found “major” issues and concerns threatening the viability of the project, labelling it as a chance to make a “fresh start”...

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Scottish Tourism Alliance research shows challenge facing reopening hospitality businesses

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) this week has raised concerns about the supposed summer “boom” for Scottish tourism, following a survey of businesses. Research by the STA suggests that the majority of rural hotels in Scotland have had lower than 50% occupancy through the month of May, while 3...

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ONS trade drop figures demonstrate structural harm of economic barriers – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has said that today’s release of Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures on EU trade make clear the structural harm caused by new economic barriers.

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Urgent need for EU citizens in the isles to apply for settled status

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called for any remaining EU citizens in the isles who have not already applied for settled status with the UK government to do so urgently. EU citizens who were resident in the UK before 31 December 2020 have the right to apply for settled status b...

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Planning farming sell-out in advance shows Government incompetence on trade – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called out government “incompetence” after it emerged that ministers have agreed to sell out UK farmers and crofters in order to get a trade deal with Australia. Mr Carmichael responded to reports in the Sun that the Prime Minister had already deci...

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