To achieve this goal, the NILPS plans to deliver a range of projects over the next five years, working closely with local communities throughout all of the North Isles.
Projects will focus on everything from island life and culture, and the conservation of local knowledge, to initiatives aimed at encouraging the discovery of local landscapes. Ways in which island communities can thrive into the future will also be explored and supported.
The Scheme has been funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, the Orkney Leader Programme, European Regional Development Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Orkney Islands Council.
The Scheme Partners are Orkney Islands Council (the lead partner), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Nature Scot, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and multiple small community groups across the North Isles.