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Proposal: Norway to take over the British Orkney Islands

– He says: We have been part of the Norwegian kingdom much longer than we have been part of Great Britain James StockanChairman of the Orkney Borough Council for the BBC.

The Orkney Islands, located north of the Scottish mainland, were under Norwegian and Danish control from the eighth century until the fifteenth century, when they came under Scottish control.

The background is local dissatisfaction with a lack of funding from the mainland, and according to a proposal to be considered by the local council this week, “alternative board terms” should be investigated – including whether there is a possibility of a “new northern connection”.

– We’re going through a tough time right now, says Stockan, who made the proposal, and cited ferry operations to and from the islands as one of the heaviest points of spending.

– In addition, we receive much less money from the Scottish government per capita than the Shetland Islands and the Outer Hebrides, although we provide the same services. It is not sustainable.

The Orkney Islands raised the question of greater home rule six years ago but do not seek independence. According to the motion of the motion, the special form of government enjoyed by the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), as they are known as Crown possessions, must also be investigated.

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