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”

Highlands & Islands MSP Questions Leading Clinician on Equal Access to Gender Identity Clinics

SNP MSP for the Highlands & Islands, Emma Roddick, took the opportunity to seek reassurances around healthcare provision for LGBTQIA+ people living in rural and island communities in her region during this week’s meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee.  The committee continued its Stage 1 inquiry into the GenderContinue reading “Highlands & Islands MSP Questions Leading Clinician on Equal Access to Gender Identity Clinics”

LOCAL MSP CELEBRATES MERKINCH PRIMARY SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS

LOCAL MSP CELEBRATES MERKINCH PRIMARY SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has publicly congratulated Merkinch Primary School on being named Development of the Year title at the Scottish Property Awards 2022. The school, which recently underwent a significant transformation including 14 classrooms and a new games hall took home the award onContinue reading “LOCAL MSP CELEBRATES MERKINCH PRIMARY SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS”

£288,207 FUNDING FOR DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES IN ORKNEY

SNP MSP EMMA RODDICK WELCOMES NEWS INVESTMENT IN EARLY INTERVENTION AND FAMILY SUPPORT Orkney will benefit from nearly £288,207 of new investment to support people affected by drugs and alcohol including earlier intervention and better family support.  This is part of a nationwide announcement by the SNP Scottish Government. A total of 77 initiatives theContinue reading “£288,207 FUNDING FOR DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES IN ORKNEY”

Roddick: greater funding for islands is an opportunity for economic autonomy

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has praised Scottish Government work on the Island Communities Fund, noting that it poses a real opportunity for Scotland’s islands to become more economically sustainable and self-sufficient as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Commenting, Roddick said: “This is a time of change on Scotland’s islands. While they have facedContinue reading “Roddick: greater funding for islands is an opportunity for economic autonomy”

Islands MSP nominates Orkney charity for Scottish Charity Awards

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has nominated O.R.S.A.S. for the SCVO Charity Awards in the Campaign of the Year category. Roddick visited O.R.S.A.S. in October and heard about their Peedie Birds campaign, which she described as fantastic. Roddick said: “Particularly in an area which still struggles with outdated views on stigma and how appropriateContinue reading “Islands MSP nominates Orkney charity for Scottish Charity Awards”

Roddick Opens Up About Experiences as Youngest MSP

Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands & Islands, has spoken out about her experiences as a young, female and disabled elected representative. Roddick, the youngest MSP elected in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, made the comments as a number of young people announced their intention to seek selection as candidates for the upcoming Scottish CouncilContinue reading “Roddick Opens Up About Experiences as Youngest MSP”

SNP MSP welcomes free heart screening announcement; urges Shetlanders to “think about their hearts” on Valentine’s Day

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the announcement of an event providing free heart screening to all 14-35-year-olds and urged Shetlanders to register for the event when booking opens. The event, organised by Shetland Heart Screening, will take place at the Clickimin Centre in Lerwick on 11-12 June, and registration will be madeContinue reading “SNP MSP welcomes free heart screening announcement; urges Shetlanders to “think about their hearts” on Valentine’s Day”

WATCH: Highlands and Islands MSP calls to end stigma around homelessness

Watch the speech here . Emma Roddick MSP has today highlighted the barriers those who are experiencing homelessness currently face in Scotland. The SNP MSP voiced concerns over social isolation and access to health and social care for those experiencing homelessness. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, Roddick described homelessness as a ‘trauma’ and,Continue reading “WATCH: Highlands and Islands MSP calls to end stigma around homelessness”