Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council and Shetland Islands Council launched the Our Islands: Our Future Campaign in June 2013. The campaign aims to address a wide range of issues common to the three island areas through the once in a life-time opportunity presented by the Independence Referendum in Scotland.
The success of the campaign to date has been outstanding. The publication of the Scottish Government’s “Empowering Scotland’s Island Communities” in June 2014 and the UK Government’s “A Framework for the Islands” in August 2014, sealed the significant and publically lauded achievements of these, the smallest councils in Scotland, on behalf of their communities.
These, along with commitments from national political parties and support from island communities across Europe, were secured through a politically neutral campaign which fought to secure politically accountable commitments important to the economic future and social wellbeing of the three island areas.
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