Thriving Sustainable Communities

The islands’ ambition is to be recognised for the high quality of life available to all in our communities, offering attractive and affordable places for young people and families to live and realise their ambitions, and where you can live healthily and happily into old age.  As a result, there has been a decisive shift towards long-term demographic sustainability.

To support this ambition the Islands Growth Deal will invest in projects that will strengthen academic and research facilities in all three islands, support skills development and entrepreneurship and deliver a major place-making project in Lerwick, Shetland.