Archive for June 14th, 2017

Wildlife unaffected by marine renewables claims new report

Marine mammals and seabirds continue to use waters around operational wave and tidal renewable energy devices, claims a new report — the evidence for which was gathered here, in Orkney. Using data drawn from ten years-worth of wildlife observations, the study has found little evidence of any long-term effects on the use of surrounding seas […]

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Scottish Sea Farms shortlisted for Innovation Award

Scottish Sea Farms, which runs salmon farms across Orkney, Shetland, and the west coast, has made it onto the shortlist of this year’s M&S Farming for the Future awards. The firm, which operates 43 fish farms at any one time,  has been nominated for the Innovation award for their Lochmuir Salmon. According to Scottish Sea […]

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McArthur: new HIE chief must protect agency’s independence

Following yesterday’s appointment of Charlotte Wright to Chief Executive of HIE’s, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called for the independence of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to be protected. Ms Wright’s appointment follows a six-month campaign to keep the board of HIE local and two parliamentary defeats on the government’s enterprise and skills plans. Ms […]

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