“Size of the Highland Council suits nobody” says MSP

Highlands MSP Emma Roddick has renewed calls for smaller council areas as she pressed the Minister for Parliamentary Business on whether he felt the Highland Council could be considered a “local” authority. The Highland Council is the largest of all council areas in Scotland, covering roughly one-third of the country, and a review of itsContinue reading ““Size of the Highland Council suits nobody” says MSP”

Emma Roddick MSP for Highlands and Islands ‘frustrated’ by proposed changes to Scotland’s electoral map

Emma Roddick has expressed grave concerns due to current discussions regarding the proposed alterations to Scotland’s electoral map which would see troubling changes made to the Highland area. These talks are ongoing via consultation, public hearings, and MP debate. The suggested changes would mean a major shift for constituents in many areas across Scotland includingContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP for Highlands and Islands ‘frustrated’ by proposed changes to Scotland’s electoral map”

Emma Roddick MSP calls for unheard voices to speak out on short term lets consultation

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick is calling for everyone affected by the lack of affordable housing in their communities to speak out on the issues they are facing in finding decent affordable housing in the areas they live and work in. The MSP has claimed oversaturation short-term lets is linked to the housing crisis, withContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP calls for unheard voices to speak out on short term lets consultation”

Roddick slams Tories on human rights record; “they are intent on ensuring Scotland knows its place”

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has attacked the Conservatives on their record of human rights at home and abroad in a debate which took place on the 6th of October on Scotland’s place in the world. She said: “Only this morning, the UK Government was successful in overturning a unanimous decision by this ParliamentContinue reading “Roddick slams Tories on human rights record; “they are intent on ensuring Scotland knows its place””

MSP welcomes boundary proposal rejection

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed today’s unanimous recommendation of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee to reject Boundaries Scotland proposals to redraw Highland Council wards ahead of the 2022 elections. The proposals, which would see Sutherland, Culloden and Ardersier, and Skye lose councillors and move much of rural Inverness into wardsContinue reading “MSP welcomes boundary proposal rejection”

Roddick Announces Local Hero Nomination as Volunteer First Responder Michael O’Neill

Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, has announced the nomination of Alness resident Michael O’Neill as the Local Hero from the region. O’Neill has done invaluable work in the Highlands; setting up Alness First Responders, a volunteer group who attend 999 calls to provide urgent care before an ambulance arrives. The group, nowContinue reading “Roddick Announces Local Hero Nomination as Volunteer First Responder Michael O’Neill”