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Councillors consider next steps in ‘Our Islands Our Future’ campaign

A meeting of Orkney Islands Council will today consider potential next steps in the Our Islands Our Future campaign.

Working together, the councils in Orkney, Shetland the Western Isles are seeking ways to boost their communities’ prosperity and sustainability through a further devolution of powers and responsibilities to the islands.

Today’s meeting will look at possible ways to build on the responses to date from the Scottish and UK Governments – Empowering Scotland’s Island Communities from the Scottish Government and the UK Government’s Framework for the Islands.

According to the OIC, the meeting is being held in private because matters under discussion could form part of future negotiations with the two governments.