Date lodged: 6 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Orkney Islands Council.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 14 September 2017
Scottish Government Ministers and officials regularly meet representatives of all Scottish local authorities to discuss a wide range of issues as part of our commitment to work in partnership with local government to improve outcomes for the people of Scotland. I most recently met with the Leader and Chief Executive of the Council in Orkney on 23 August, when we discussed ferry services and other issues. Indeed Mr McArthur will recall that he and I also met during that visit.