Summit boost for remote islands
Northern nations will visit Scotland next week for a summit on how to help remote and island communities become successful.
Cabinet ministers from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands will attend the three- day Arctic Circle Forum in Edinburgh.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will open the event next Sunday, which will also be addressed by the cha i rman of the UK Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, and Scottish External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop.
Hyslop said: “In the face of common global challenges, it is all the more important Scotland forms close r e l a t ion s h ips w i t h l ike- minded nat ions , demonstrating leadership on the key issues we face.
“That’s why I am delighted Scotland will host the forum.
“From Iceland’s tourism success story to Scotland’s leading expertise in low carbon energy solutions, there are benefits to be had by sharing our experiences, learning from one another and developing new partnerships.
“How we empower and safeguard remote and island communities is a shared challenge across the wider Arctic region. The forum is sure to be a hotbed for innovation and ideas.”
EXCITED Fiona Hyslop