Fears have been raised that the SNP’s £600 million pledge to deliver superfast broadband to all Scottish homes and offices could be three years late.
Islands minster Paul Wheelhouse said some island communities face becoming “the next St Kilda” because they are losing so many young people.
The Scottish Tories yesterday accused the government of letting down island communities due to the "scandal" of repeated ferry delays and cancellations.
Fears rural households may face higher internet charges were raised yesterday after it emerged the R100 broadband procurement programme will not achieve 100% coverage on its own.
The Scottish Government was yesterday accused of “abandoning” their election promise to deliver 100% superfast broadband by 2021.
The signing of a charter agreement between the Western Isles Council and Skills Development Scotland was yesterday described as "a momentous day”.
At least 12 new vessels are needed for Scotland’s ferry network and more inter-island tunnels and bridges should be built, Islands Minister Paul Wheelhouse was told yesterday.
Depopulation is a ‘real threat’ to some island communities, says Scottish Government strategy document
Falling population is a “real threat” to the future of many Scottish island communities, a Scottish Government report has warned.
Scotland’s Energy Minister said yesterday that his government “regrets” the lack of provision made for local firms within rules for offshore wind project auctions.
The fracking licence held by petrochemical giant Ineos has been extended for another year by Scottish ministers.
The £600 million drive to give every Scottish property superfast broadband by 2021 has been hit by delays, prompting fears the target will be missed.
SNP politicians have attacked the BBC for letting an ex-Tory MSP ask a question from the audience when Question Time came to Elgin.
Scotland’s finance secretary has promised to explore adding “conditions” to future offshore wind farm projects to include local businesses and jobs, following a summit at Holyrood yesterday.
The launch of two long-awaited CalMac vessels has been delayed yet again amid anger that islanders are being left “in limbo” when it comes to lifeline ferry services.
Payments to onshore wind farms hit a record high last month.
Fears the number of wind farms being built in Moray could soon reach a “tipping point” are to be taken directly to the Scottish Government’s energy minister.
The Scottish Government has bought the two freight ferries that serve the lifeline northern isles network.
Scotland’s energy minister said “patience was wearing thin” with wind developers who take Scottish Government support, only to hand construction contracts to foreign suppliers.
The Scottish Government has pledged to continue to “champion” North Sea oil and gas, despite “difficulties” posed by a growing focus on climate change.
Scotland’s energy minister has said a no deal Brexit scenario would be “hugely damaging” to the North Sea oil and gas sector.
Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has warned leaving the EU without a deal would be “hugely damaging” for the oil and gas sector and a “real mistake”.
MPs have warned the UK Government must not use “trickery” or “loopholes” to prevent the Commons from having its say on Brexit.
Ferry campaigners have welcomed news that the islands minister has been invited to visit the Skye ferry to hear their opinions first hand.
The Scottish Government is looking at leasing ferries to help cope with pressures caused by breakdowns around the network.
Residents on the Fair Isle are celebrating today as a renewable energy system goes live, giving them a 24-hour power supply for the first time in the island’s history.
A major project aimed at helping Shetland win more decommissioning work does not hinge entirely on the UK Government agreeing to provide financial support, Scotland’s energy minister said yesterday.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon lauded the “huge potential” for the future of Scotland’s energy sector as she officially opened the Aberdeen bay offshore windfarm development yesterday.
Onshore oil and gas production would be a “powerful addition” to Scotland’s “portfolio”, an industry veteran said yesterday.
Scotland’s energy minister has said the industry owes it to the families of Piper Alpha victims to make the North Sea the safest place in the world for oil and gas operations.
Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse will give a keynote speech at a conference marking 30 years since the Piper Alpha disaster.
Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse has urged the UK Government to review its position on low cost renewables and recognise the challenges faced by remote island projects.
A north-east MSP has claimed there is “no evidence” that a specialist task force set up to help people back into work has created a single job.