Excerpt from bbc.co.uk
A £100m deal aimed at promoting economic prosperity in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles has been signed.
The Islands Growth Deal was signed in Orkney by UK and Scottish government ministers and local council leaders.
It is expected to lead to up to 1,300 jobs and £393m of investment over 10 years.
Tourism, infrastructure, innovation, energy and skills will be targeted for funding.
The deal was developed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Shetland Islands Council and Orkney Islands Council, along with a range of partners.
It is being jointly funded by the UK and Scottish governments.