SNP MSP WARNS OVER ‘ASTRONOMICAL’ COST OF LIVING FOR ISLAND COMMUNITIES IN MOVE TOWARDS NET-ZERO

Emma Roddick has today highlighted the need to find balance in achieving net-zero whilst also not pushing island communities further into fuel poverty.  The Highlands and Islands MSP expressed her support for Scottish Government plans to achieve carbon-neutral status in the Isles whilst also sharing concerns on how this could be achieved fairly. Commenting sheContinue reading “SNP MSP WARNS OVER ‘ASTRONOMICAL’ COST OF LIVING FOR ISLAND COMMUNITIES IN MOVE TOWARDS NET-ZERO”

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP HIGHLIGHTS ENGENDER WORKPLACE HARASSMENT EFFORTS

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has lodged a motion in Parliament highlighting a report by Engender which sets out the extent of workplace sexual harassment experienced by women in Scotland. The motion has already garnered cross-party support, with SNP, Labour, Conservative and Green MSPs all signing their name to it. Emma said: “More needsContinue reading “HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP HIGHLIGHTS ENGENDER WORKPLACE HARASSMENT EFFORTS”

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP: WESTMINSTER ‘TAKING FOOD OUT OF KIDS’ MOUTHS’ WITH BENEFITS CLIFF EDGE

“It’s impossible to leave politics at the door on this” Social Justice and Social Security Committee member Emma Roddick MSP has condemned what she described as the UK Government’s hamstringing of the Scottish Government’s efforts to end child poverty in Scotland. The Highlands and Islands MSP pressed witnesses on the difficulties of a hybrid socialContinue reading “HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP: WESTMINSTER ‘TAKING FOOD OUT OF KIDS’ MOUTHS’ WITH BENEFITS CLIFF EDGE”

SNP MSP LEADS DEBATE ON LGBTQI+ ALCOHOL HARM

“Given we are more likely to experience harm, it is vital that alcohol services are equipped to specifically support LGBTQI+ people.” SNP MSP Emma Roddick led a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the LGBTQI+ community’s experience of alcohol services in Scotland. The debate was prompted by cross-party support for a motion by the HighlandsContinue reading SNP MSP LEADS DEBATE ON LGBTQI+ ALCOHOL HARM

SNP MSP WELCOMES NEWS OF VACCINATION CLINICS PLANNED FOR NAIRN

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick, who has previously raised concern over the decision to move the Nairn booster vaccination programme to Inverness has today been assured by NHS Highland that some clinics will still take place in Nairn. Roddick commented: “It is my understanding that those who have been invited for their Spring boostersContinue reading “SNP MSP WELCOMES NEWS OF VACCINATION CLINICS PLANNED FOR NAIRN”

“STOP THE WORLD, SCOTLAND HAS IDEAS, AND YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO HEAR THEM” SAYS SNP MSP

“This is not just leadership of a government and a party, but global leadership. I am delighted to see the work that is going on internationally off our own back, sharing best practices, like the Baby Box, and promoting human rights across the globe. We don’t just have a presence on the world stage, butContinue reading ““STOP THE WORLD, SCOTLAND HAS IDEAS, AND YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO HEAR THEM” SAYS SNP MSP”

SNP MSP JOINS NAIRN COMMUNITY IN TREE PLANTING EFFORT

Emma Roddick MSP recently grabbed a shovel and went out to plant fruit trees with local volunteers at the Cemetery Brae Community Orchard in Nairn. The local community has been involved in the project, which the SNP representative described as “wholesome”, to plant a great variety of fruit trees in the area. Roddick said: “ItContinue reading “SNP MSP JOINS NAIRN COMMUNITY IN TREE PLANTING EFFORT”

HAND WASHING STILL IMPORTANT IN FIGHT AGAINST SUPERBUGS, SAYS LOCAL MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has emphasised the importance of continued regular handwashing in maintaining continued resistance to spread of viral and bacterial infections. Speaking in a Scottish Parliament debate on antimicrobial resistance, the SNP MSP pointed out that handwashing carries far less risk of encouraging bacteria to develop a resistance than constant useContinue reading “HAND WASHING STILL IMPORTANT IN FIGHT AGAINST SUPERBUGS, SAYS LOCAL MSP”

SNP MSP SPEAKS UP ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH IN THURSO

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick took to the stage at Thurso’s We WANT Festival to share her own experience and reflections on women’s health. Speaking at the event, she said: “I think even a few years ago, a politician talking about their periods would have been quite a strange thing.  I’m really glad thatContinue reading SNP MSP SPEAKS UP ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH IN THURSO

SNP MSP BRINGS SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT TO SHETLAND

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has brought the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee virtually to Shetland, to share Anchor’s work in the isles. Visiting the organisation last year, the SNP MSP said that organisations across Scotland could “learn a lot” from their approach.  Following this, she recommended the group to theContinue reading “SNP MSP BRINGS SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT TO SHETLAND”