"Alongside a cautiously optimistic outlook for offshore, the authority looks forward to recordbreaking cruise calls, preparations for the Ninian Northern platform's arrival for decommissioning in 2020, renewal of the Northern Isles
ferry contract in the autumn and ongoing construction work to complete a new white fish market early next year."
will be disincentive to a sector The Northern Isles
ferry contract for Orkney and Shetland, which was won by Serco, was scored 80 per cent on cost and 20 per cent on quality.
A band of heavy rain is moving north east across Scotland and will turn to snow over parts of the northern isles
, Caithness and Sutherland.
- Stromness Athletic 4, Dounby Athletic 0; East United 0, Kirkwall Hotspurs 6; Lerwick Spurs 11, Isles United 0.
Young athletes from the Northern Isles
and the Western Isles should not be disadvantaged through cost and distance.
True, the leaden-footed plodder from the Northern Isles
has often looked out of his depth among the heavyweights of the Scottish Parliament.
A family firm has lost a legal challenge against a Scottish Government plan for a PS370 million subsidy for ferry links between the mainland and the Northern Isles
Tavish Scott, Lib Dem MSP for Shetland, said CalMac lost the Northern Isles
services to Serco on "frankly unbelievable" grounds.
Around 7000 homes in Aberdeenshire, Caithness, the Western Isles and the Northern Isles
were blacked out as power workers fought 60mph winds and massive snow drifts.
- Stromness Athletic v Dounby Athletic; Kirkwall Thorfinn v Kirkwall Rovers; East United v Kirkwall Hotspurs; Lerwick Spurs v Isles United.
ferry services have already been sold off to Serco.