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 Mr Steven HEDDLE, Convener - Orkney Islands Council, was elected President of the Islands Commission on 24 September 2014 in Umeå (Sweden) in the Framework of the Annual General Assembly of the CPMR.

 "Our Islands Our Future": campaign led by the Scottish Islands (Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles) in the framework of the 18 September Scottish Independance Referundum. More information on the Campaign and the responses from UK Gvt and Scottish Gvt

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The aims of the Islands Commission are:

To urge the European Institutions and Member States to pay special attention to the islands, to acknowledge the permanent handicaps resulting from their insularity, and to implement policies that are best suited to their condition.

To foster interregional cooperation between islands, especially on issues in direct relation with their insularity.


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