Empowering Scotland's Island Communities: progress update March 2016

Sets out progress made in delivering the key commitments outlined in the Empowering Scotland's Islands Communities prospectus.

Appendix 1: Island Areas Ministerial Working Group

Membership and Meetings

Members of the Group were:

Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Transport and Islands

Marco Biagi MSP, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment

Aileen McLeod MSP, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Councillor Angus Campbell, Leader, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Councillor Dr Steven Heddle, Convener and Leader, Orkney Islands Council

Councillor Gary Robinson, Leader, Shetland Islands Council

Malcolm Burr, Chief Executive, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Alistair Buchan, Chief Executive, Orkney Islands Council

Mark Boden, Chief Executive, Shetland Islands Council

The Group met on six occasions:

24 February 2015 - Glasgow

2 June 2015 - Kirkwall

8 July 2015 - Glasgow

24 September 2015 - Edinburgh

26 November 2015 - Edinburgh

22 February 2016 - Lerwick

I believe the work begun back in 2013 has placed the needs and aspirations of all our
island communities at the very centre of the Government's empowerment agenda.

Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands
14 March 2016


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