Emma Roddick MSP welcomes talks on HIAL remote tower plans

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed renewed talks over HIAL’s proposed remote tower. Following strike action and pressure from Roddick, HIAL are engaging in talks with Prospect over a possible alternate method of delivery. Speaking on the move, Roddick said: “I am happy to see further talks regarding the planned modernisation of HIALContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP welcomes talks on HIAL remote tower plans”

Roddick makes call in Scottish Parliament for HIAL to reconsider air traffic management scheme

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has asked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for assurances regarding job losses at HIAL owned airports if their proposals to centralise air traffic control go ahead at today’s First Minister’s Questions. Roddick said: “I am concerned by HIAL’s plans. By their own estimates, the project will see the loss ofContinue reading “Roddick makes call in Scottish Parliament for HIAL to reconsider air traffic management scheme”

Highland MSP demands improvements to Highland rail infrastructure

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has today asked the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to ensure that the transport needs of the Highlands will not be overlooked in the Greens’ deal. Roddick is pushing for the doubling of the Highland Main Line alongside the Inverness to Aberdeen line. Speaking remotely this afternoon, Roddick stated thatContinue reading “Highland MSP demands improvements to Highland rail infrastructure”

Roddick supports historic Caithness with Broch Project

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick met this week with the Caithness Broch Project to discuss the work they do and the challenges they face. The project consists of a team of volunteers who preserve and maintain the county’s brochs; circular stone structures unique to Scotland, known to be at least 2,000 years old. TheContinue reading “Roddick supports historic Caithness with Broch Project”

Roddick urges projects in Shetland to apply for Scotland Loves Local Fund

Emma Roddick MSP has urged projects in Shetland to apply for the newly launched Scotland Loves Local Fund. The scheme has been launched by the SNP Scottish Government to support local projects run by organisations like town centre partnerships, chambers of commerce or community and charity trusts. It will provide projects with match funding ofContinue reading “Roddick urges projects in Shetland to apply for Scotland Loves Local Fund”

Roddick welcomes National Care Service plans as public consultation launched

A public consultation will be launched this week to gather input from people with day-to-day experience of social care, in order to inform plans for the new National Care Service proposed by the Scottish Government. The new service aims to deliver a standard of care across the whole of Scotland, regardless of where in theContinue reading “Roddick welcomes National Care Service plans as public consultation launched”

Local MSP celebrates new Act after visiting SSPCA in Inverness

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick was delighted to be shown around the SSPCA in Inverness to meet some of the animals they are currently looking after and to talk about new legislation and the positive impact it will have on the rehoming of animals.  While at the centre, Emma learned of the various welfare concerns that the SSPCA has andContinue reading “Local MSP celebrates new Act after visiting SSPCA in Inverness”