Scottish Islands Deal - Supply Chain engagement.

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Tuesday 5 March 2024, 2:00-3:30pm

Partner Event

The Islands Growth Deal is a 10-year package of investment that will seek to drive economic growth and the creation of sustainable jobs across Shetland, Orkney and the Outer Hebrides.

Join us to hear about upcoming potential contract opportunities for business looking at the Growth Deal key areas.

  • Aerospace and Space 
  • Economic Infrastructure, renewables, green energy, ports etc
  • Food and Drink
  • Energy, Circular Economy & Environment
  • Tourism

During this webinar colleagues from the Island Growth City Deal will explain why its important that they engage with local SMEs to fulfil the Sustainable Procurement Duty and keep the carbon footprint to a minimum, by using virtual technology plus promote the benefits of Community Wealth Building and the progress made in relation to the Growth Deal.

Through these projects the aim is to improve economic productivity, deliver up to 1,300 jobs by 2032, support the islands to be among the first places in the UK to achieve net zero, create the foundation for an innovation-focused recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and support inclusive and sustainable growth across our island communities.

The Islands Growth Deal will see investment in sixteen projects and programmes (island specific and cross-island) built around three strategic themes of: low carbon, supporting growth and future industries, and; thriving sustainable communities. These projects will undertake activity in all three island groups and deliver benefits across all communities.


  • 2pm Introduction from SDP and housekeeping
  • 2:05pm Welcome from Islands Growth Deal 
  • Charlene Macmillan, Strategy Officer,Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - opportunities/projects
  • Louise Shearer, Islands Deal Shetland Programme Co-ordinator,
  • Inga Burton, Service Manager Sustainable Regeneration, Orkney Islands Council – opportunities/projects
  • Q&A (moderated by SDP)
  • 3:30pm Next steps / Session Closes

How to prepare for this event

You can attend the webinar from the comfort of your own desk – the joining instructions and Cisco WebEx link are contained within the confirmation email received at time of booking, and also within the reminder emails. To prepare, you can access SDP's top tips on how to join a webinar, or alternatively please email if you have any further questions about the joining process.

Please feel free to join the webinar before the start time.

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