Carmichael

Carmichael highlights importance of locally based fishery science

ISLES MP Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the fisheries research funding boost announced UK fisheries minister Victoria Prentis during her visit to Shetland earlier this week. And he encouraged more local projects, scientific and otherwise, to bid for money from the £100 million UK Seafood Fund, which has been extended from 2024 until 31 March 2025 […] Shetland News …


Time to take the case for fixed links forward

With regard to the recent fixed links meeting, I was able to watch the proceedings via a truncated version on YouTube and read coverage of it in this week’s press. Congratulations to the organisers for an excellent presentation. The result was a near unanimous decision in favour of fixed links which needs to be followed […] Shetland News …


Carmichael speaks up for tidal energy industry

PRIME minister Boris Johnson has given a commitment to at least investigate the possibility of creating a dedicated support scheme for tidal energy as part of the upcoming Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction. Challenged in parliament by Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael on Wednesday, Johnson said he was impressed by the proposals coming from the […] Shetland News …