SNP MSP calls for wider change to support local businesses

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has argued in Parliament for consideration of the wider “causes of low footfall” when designing business support. In a debate on the Scotland Loves Local Fund, which recently paid out its first round of grants including £20,000 to Inverness and surrounding areas, she celebrated that this funding was “atContinue reading “SNP MSP calls for wider change to support local businesses”

Highlands MSP says empowered communities will look after nature

Emma Roddick MSP visited Migdale and Ledmore woods this week to chat to Woodland Trust workers about upcoming changes to legislation and their plans to introduce capercaillie to the woods. Roddick, who is the Scottish Environment LINK “Capercaillie Champion”, said: “It was great to get out in the fresh air and talk to the WoodlandContinue reading “Highlands MSP says empowered communities will look after nature”

Roddick presses finance minister about Orkney Interconnector

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has pressed Tom Arthur, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth, for clarifications regarding supporting suitable renewable energy developments which will ensure the case for an interconnector for Orkney. Ofgem’s approval for a new cable is reliant on at least 135 MW of new energy generation projects inContinue reading “Roddick presses finance minister about Orkney Interconnector”

WATCH: “Scotland needs no lessons from the Tories on the environment” says Roddick

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has challenged the Tories in Parliament, contrasting their party’s approach with the Scottish Government’s record on protecting Scotland’s natural environment and fostering sustainability; noting that Scotland was one of the first nations in the world to formally declare a climate emergency. Roddick said: “Scotland more than carries its weightContinue reading “WATCH: “Scotland needs no lessons from the Tories on the environment” says Roddick”