Orkney votes to explore being part of Norway

The Orkney Islands Council will explore alternative forms of government after a majority vote.

The Orkney Islands Council has voted to look at alternative forms of government, including exploring a “Nordic connection”. Local councilors backed leader James Stockan’s motion for officials to draft a report on greater autonomy for the islands. That could include looking towards Norway or seeking British overseas territory status, similar to Jersey or the Isle … Read more

Orkney Council to look into proposals to leave Britain and become a Norwegian territory

Orkney Council to look into proposals to leave Britain and become a Norwegian territory

A motion will be submitted to local authorities next week to investigate an “alternative form of government”. James Stockan, chairman of the Orkney council, said the island was not getting fair funding in its current relationship with Britain. READ MORE: The image of a perfect Scottish island hides a harsh reality The independent Stromness and … Read more