Emma Roddick welcomes Scottish Government rejection of tax cuts for richest

Emma Roddick MSP has welcomed today the Scottish Government rejecting the approach taken by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in delivering tax cuts aimed overwhelmingly at the richest in society. In a question to the Scottish Government regarding the Chancellor’s mini budget, Ms Roddick highlighted the view of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that the announcementContinue reading “Emma Roddick welcomes Scottish Government rejection of tax cuts for richest”

MSP delighted at 31,083 young people benefiting from bus scheme

Emma Roddick MSP has welcomed the news that 31,083 children and young people in across the Highlands and Islands are benefiting from free bus travel since the introduction of the SNP Government’s scheme for under 22’s. In figures released this week (20th September 2022), the Scottish Government revealed that – as of 12 September 2022Continue reading “MSP delighted at 31,083 young people benefiting from bus scheme”

MSP marks Victorian Market opening in Scottish Parliament

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has marked the reopening of the Victorian Market Hall, due on the 14th of September, in the Scottish Parliament, with a motion noting the award-winning status of already-announced tenants Bad Girl Bakery and the Malt Room. She said: “The refurbishment has been a long time coming, and so much has happenedContinue reading “MSP marks Victorian Market opening in Scottish Parliament”

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP SUPPORTS UHI MERGER PROPOSAL

MSP for the Highlands & Islands Emma Roddick has spoken out about the proposed merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Hebrides, and UHI West Highland, and urged constituents to engage with the ten-week public consultation which launched on the 8th of August. The proposal, which sees these three strands of the University of the HighlandsContinue reading HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP SUPPORTS UHI MERGER PROPOSAL

EMMA RODDICK MSP ENJOYS RETURN OF THE ISLAY, JURA AND COLONSAY SHOW

MSP for the Highlands and Islands Emma Roddick recently enjoyed her visit to Islay for the annual Islay, Jura and Colonsay Agricultural show. The show, which held its very first meet in 1838, returned for the first time in three years last week. Alongside many other groups and organisations, the local Islay, Jura and ColonsayContinue reading EMMA RODDICK MSP ENJOYS RETURN OF THE ISLAY, JURA AND COLONSAY SHOW

Emma Roddick MSP visits Glenmorangie Distillery

As part of her summer recess tour, Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick recently visited the Glenmorangie Distillery. Located in Tain, the distillery has been crafting single malt whisky since 1843. Recently installing a new solar array at their botting plan in Livingston, the company aims to cut costs and carbon output as it seeksContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP visits Glenmorangie Distillery”

EMMA RODDICK MSP VISITS HM PRISON INVERNESS VISITOR CENTRE

Emma Roddick MSP has hailed Action for Children’s HMP Inverness Visitor Centre, calling their work “vital”.  The centre provides a drop-in point for families attending visits at the prison or who have family incarcerated within the Scottish Prison Service, offering support and advice to families to guide them through the process from arrest to release.Continue reading EMMA RODDICK MSP VISITS HM PRISON INVERNESS VISITOR CENTRE