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SNP offers Scots up to £50,000 to move to the islands

Apr 15, 2021 - The Independent UK

Nicola Sturgeon's party plans bond scheme to stop rural depopulation

Scots will be offered up to £50,000 by the SNP to stay on or move to the islands, under Nicola Sturgeon 's plans to tackle rural population decline in Scotland.

Her party is worried about ongoing depopulation in Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides, and want to give young people and families a financial incentive to live and work in remote communities.

The "Island Bonds" plan - set to be unveiled in the SNP's m...