Scotland’s Islands Praised in McGrigor’s Parliamentary Motion.
19 January 2012
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,
" 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 www.scotlandsislands.com 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
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 - http://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsIslands.
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
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