National Islands Plan through a COVID Lens: survey results

Summary of key findings after the six main local authorities with islands were invited to consider the impact of the (COVID-19) pandemic on the delivery of National Island Plan commitments and how these should be prioritised going forward.

Survey Results

First and foremost it is important to state the overwhelming message of gratitude and thanks communicated by each LA in recognition of the funding support provided by UK and Scottish Governments to businesses and community groups during the pandemic. There is a strong belief that many island businesses would already have failed in absence of these support mechanisms.

LAs also universally reinforced messaging previously shared with the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands through the Islands Strategic Group; confirming that the Strategic Objectives and Commitments within the NIP continue to be relevant and provide the potential to deliver positive outcomes for our island communities.



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