The NILPS has been specially created to support life in Orkney’s North Isles, while conserving and raising awareness of their distinctive identities, heritage and culture. To achieve this goal, the NILPS plans to deliver a range of innovative projects over the next five years, working closely with local communities. 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 NILPS is being supported by Orkney Islands Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Historic Environment Scotland, the RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, and The National Lottery.