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”

Roddick: Freeport plans may affect other ports; must remain under scrutiny

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, SNP MSP Emma Roddick highlighted the concerns of Scottish ports not in the running to become ‘green freeports’ under joint Scottish-UK Government plans and insisted on the importance of continuing to scrutinise the plans going forward. Commenting, Roddick said: “It is crucial that none of our ports are forgotten asContinue reading “Roddick: Freeport plans may affect other ports; must remain under scrutiny”

Higher pay in Shetland puts £13.6 million into local economy

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the news that teachers in Shetland are paid £1,350-a-year more than the UK average teaching salary. UK government figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the average annual salary for full-time Scottish teachers and other education professionals is £41,350. This compares with a UK average of just more than £40,000. That extra £1,350 for 329 local teacher represents about anContinue reading “Higher pay in Shetland puts £13.6 million into local economy”