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”

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”

SNP MSP WARNS OVER ‘ASTRONOMICAL’ COST OF LIVING FOR ISLAND COMMUNITIES IN MOVE TOWARDS NET-ZERO

Emma Roddick has today highlighted the need to find balance in achieving net-zero whilst also not pushing island communities further into fuel poverty.  The Highlands and Islands MSP expressed her support for Scottish Government plans to achieve carbon-neutral status in the Isles whilst also sharing concerns on how this could be achieved fairly. Commenting sheContinue reading “SNP MSP WARNS OVER ‘ASTRONOMICAL’ COST OF LIVING FOR ISLAND COMMUNITIES IN MOVE TOWARDS NET-ZERO”

Highlands & Islands MSP urges Chancellor to do more to tackle cost of living crisis

SNP MSP for the Highlands & Islands, Emma Roddick, has urged the UK Conservative Chancellor to introduce an emergency budget to support families in the face of the rising cost of living. The MSP argued that an emergency budget should include the delivery of a Real Living Wage, a reversal to the Universal Credit cutContinue reading “Highlands & Islands MSP urges Chancellor to do more to tackle cost of living crisis”

Isles MSP raises transmission charge inequality

SNP MSP Emma Roddick raised in Parliament last week the high transmission charges faced by renewable energy developers in Scotland compared to other areas in the UK, where their equivalents are paid to join, questioning the Government on whether this could harm the SNP’s goal of supporting at least three of Scotland’s islands to becomeContinue reading “Isles MSP raises transmission charge inequality”