Isles representatives speak out over Green plans to curtail salmon farming

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart, have spoken out today after it emerged that the co-leader of the Scottish Greens was advocating for the curtailment of salmon farming in Scotland despite never having been to a farm and not knowing where salmon farms...

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Government missing chance to support struggling industries with furlough wind-down – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has reacted to the beginning of the “winding down” process for the furlough scheme. The scheme has protected many workers’ wages through the pandemic, but over the next three months, firms will have to shoulder more of the costs of the scheme as the go...

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Shared Rural Network progress recognised as consultation opens

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed the opening of a consultation on the Shared Rural Network, as the project to expand mobile coverage across rural areas of the UK develops. Forecasts released this week by the Shared Rural Network project suggest that by 2025, 74% of Scotla...

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Carmichael praises “most-northerly” Pride events in Pride Month debate

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has spoken out in a parliamentary debate on Pride Month, recognising in Parliament the progress made on equality and the Pride events being held in the Northern Isles. 

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Carmichael speaks out on Scottish man detained arbitrarily in India

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has spoken out in Parliament over the case of Jagtar Singh Johal, a Scottish man who has been held in an Indian jail without conviction for three years. Mr Johal, who was travelling to India to get married in 2015 when he was arrested, is being held un...

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