Scotland’s Islands Praised in McGrigor’s Parliamentary Motion.

19 January 2012

Scotland’s Islands Praised in McGrigor’s Parliamentary Motion.

Photo of Shetland Arts Youth Trad Big Band


News release from Jamie McGrigor MSP:

The many and varied events and exhibitions taking place on Scotland's 100 or so inhabited islands - most of which are in his Highlands & Islands Region - have been praised in a newly-tabled Parliamentary motion by Conservative MSP Jamie McGrigor. Jamie is seeking to draw further attention to the Year of Scotland's Islands which runs until April this year.

Speaking today Jamie McGrigor, who is also the Scottish Conservative Environment & External Affairs Spokesman, said:

" Scotland's islands are beautiful and diverse and offer the visitor a wide range of fantastic experiences. I commend the local authorities which have worked together to promote the Year of Scotland's Islands and the excellent website which is comprehensive and gives details of the many events and exhibitions still to take place until 2012 and which I wish every success. I hope that Scots from across the mainland and indeed visitors from further afield will decide to visit some of Scotland's islands in 2012, either on a return visit or for the first time. They can be assured of a very warm welcome amid some of the most stunning land and seascapes in the world."


Scotland’s Islands - the events, exhibitions and activities happening all year round.

We list every event we hear of, large and small, taking place on the islands of Scotland or taking place elsewhere and relating to Scotland's Islands. They provide a unique opportunity to savour the diversity and excitement of island life. Check our our facebook page for general updates too -  

There has never been a better time for you to visit Scotland's Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to get close to dramatic wild-life, learn about our heritage, participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy our music, food and drink.

All this on some of our 99 inhabited islands large and small (and many more uninhabited) accessible by sea and air in six regions: Argyll & Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides and Shetland.



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