Highlands & Islands MSP highlights contrast between UK and Scottish Government approaches to cost-of-living crisis

SNP MSP for the Highlands & Islands Emma Roddick has spoken out in the Scottish Parliament on the differences in the approach being shown by the UK and Scottish Governments in tackling the cost-of-living crisis.  Speaking in a debate on the issue, Roddick contrasted the Scottish Government’s raising of the Scottish Child Payment and deliveryContinue reading “Highlands & Islands MSP highlights contrast between UK and Scottish Government approaches to cost-of-living crisis”

Emma Roddick applauds South Ronaldsay in the Scottish Parliament

Orkney’s SNP MSP, Emma Roddick, has celebrated the actions of South Ronaldsay and Burray Church in providing a warm space for locals ahead of what could be a very difficult winter for many, with fuel prices expected to continue to rise over the coming months. While acknowledging that “this shouldn’t be necessary”, the MSP pointedContinue reading “Emma Roddick applauds South Ronaldsay in the Scottish Parliament”

Rent freeze announcement welcomed by Highlands & Islands MSP

Highlands & Islands MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the announcement of a rent freeze and moratorium on evictions to help people through the cost crisis as part of the Scottish Government’s 2022-23 Programme for Government.  The programme, published yesterday [6th September 2022], contains details on the emergency legislation which will be called upon to introduceContinue reading “Rent freeze announcement welcomed by Highlands & Islands MSP”

Highlands and Islands Cost-of-Living Survey: Emma Roddick MSP shares results

As the Tory Cost of Living Crisis is having devastating consequences across the Highlands and Islands, Emma Roddick MSP put out a cost-of-living survey to better understand how this is affecting constituents. Results from the survey highlighted significant worry and anxiety about rising costs amongst those in the region, with 93% of respondents saying theyContinue reading “Highlands and Islands Cost-of-Living Survey: Emma Roddick MSP shares results”

Emma Roddick MSP shows support for mental health across the Highlands & Islands

Emma Roddick has dedicated her first weeks of summer recess to meet with community groups and charities supporting mental health across the Highlands & Islands. These groups included Highland Befrienders, Centred (formerly Birchwood Highland), and Inverness Street Pastors. Following these visits, Roddick said: “I speak about this often, but the Highlands and Islands are facingContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP shows support for mental health across the Highlands & Islands”