Emma Roddick MSP “delighted” with positive developments regarding the future of Highland and Islands airports

Emma Roddick MSP is pleased with the announcement made today, the 25th of October, regarding a ‘Framework for discussion’ being reached in the Highlands and Islands air traffic control dispute. Roddick said: “I am delighted to hear that Prospect and HIAL have been able to come to an agreement regarding the future of the airportsContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP “delighted” with positive developments regarding the future of Highland and Islands airports”

Emma Roddick MSP reacts to prison overdoses tripling in five years

Emma Roddick MSP has expressed grave concerns over troubling information, regarding ambulance calls to prison overdoses tripling in five years. The figures released by the Scottish Ambulance Service show that between 62 and 89 calls were made in 2020-2021 and that this is up from 24 to 33 calls in 2016/17. Roddick has reacted: “TheContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP reacts to prison overdoses tripling in five years”

Emma Roddick MSP shows her support to community food projects

Emma Roddick spent Tuesday the 19th of October visiting 6 different community groups in the Inverness area who all share a keen focus on food poverty, support, and helping others. These groups were: Food for Families, Café 1668, Crown & City Community Cupboard, Inverness Food Stuff, GoodNESS Community Fridge, and Incredible Edible Inverness. Speaking followingContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP shows her support to community food projects”

Emma Roddick MSP for Highlands and Islands ‘frustrated’ by proposed changes to Scotland’s electoral map

Emma Roddick has expressed grave concerns due to current discussions regarding the proposed alterations to Scotland’s electoral map which would see troubling changes made to the Highland area. These talks are ongoing via consultation, public hearings, and MP debate. The suggested changes would mean a major shift for constituents in many areas across Scotland includingContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP for Highlands and Islands ‘frustrated’ by proposed changes to Scotland’s electoral map”

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick “organisations could learn a lot” from Anchor

Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands and Islands has stated that organisations “could learn a lot” from Anchor – Shetland Islands Council’s pioneering family support service. Roddick met yesterday with the organisation which provides support to families facing difficult situations, helping them to navigate their struggles before reaching crisis point by providing advice, food packagesContinue reading “Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick “organisations could learn a lot” from Anchor”

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick “delighted” with her visit to Shetland Soap Company

Shetland Soap Company is part of Cope Ltd, who works with adults with learning disabilities to produce various handmade products, including skincare and soaps. Speaking following the visit, Roddick said: “It was fantastic to meet the Shetland Soap Company team earlier today! “It was a joy to see a focus on ability and an exampleContinue reading “Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick “delighted” with her visit to Shetland Soap Company”

Emma Roddick welcomes ‘Island Community Funds’ for Shetland; supporting local projects

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick was pleased with the announcement made today by the Scottish Government regarding the £2 million Island Communities Fund. Twenty-nine successful community groups and businesses across twenty-three islands have been awarded grants of up to £150,000 each. This fund is managed by Inspiring Scotland and comes from the £9.5 millionContinue reading “Emma Roddick welcomes ‘Island Community Funds’ for Shetland; supporting local projects”

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick visits Dogs Against Drugs Shetland

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick made some four-legged friends in Lerwick, on Wednesday the 13th of October, during a meeting with Dogs Against Drugs Shetland. Dogs Against Drugs Shetland is an organisation that was created by the people of Shetland in 2001 to help detect and deter drug misuse in the isles. Their specially-trainedContinue reading “Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick visits Dogs Against Drugs Shetland”

Emma Roddick MSP visits Scapa Flow to hear of their ground-breaking plans

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick visited Orkney Harbour Authority yesterday to discuss their Masterplan for Scapa Flow. The plan details their vision for a new multi-user deep-water pier and quayside facility at Scapa Flow, with the end goal of delivering a just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and also a large-scale, wind-poweredContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP visits Scapa Flow to hear of their ground-breaking plans”

Roddick appalled at the reports of sexual misconduct being ‘widespread’ in Police Scotland and forces across the UK

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has reacted to the sexual misconduct allegations regarding Police Scotland and forces across the UK. Channel Four’s Dispatches has reported lodging Freedom of Information requests with police forces across the UK and information was returned by 39 forces. It revealed that almost 2000 officers, special constables, and Police CommunityContinue reading “Roddick appalled at the reports of sexual misconduct being ‘widespread’ in Police Scotland and forces across the UK”