SNP MSP WELCOMES NEWS OF VACCINATION CLINICS PLANNED FOR NAIRN

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick, who has previously raised concern over the decision to move the Nairn booster vaccination programme to Inverness has today been assured by NHS Highland that some clinics will still take place in Nairn. Roddick commented: “It is my understanding that those who have been invited for their Spring boostersContinue reading “SNP MSP WELCOMES NEWS OF VACCINATION CLINICS PLANNED FOR NAIRN”

“STOP THE WORLD, SCOTLAND HAS IDEAS, AND YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO HEAR THEM” SAYS SNP MSP

“This is not just leadership of a government and a party, but global leadership. I am delighted to see the work that is going on internationally off our own back, sharing best practices, like the Baby Box, and promoting human rights across the globe. We don’t just have a presence on the world stage, butContinue reading ““STOP THE WORLD, SCOTLAND HAS IDEAS, AND YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO HEAR THEM” SAYS SNP MSP”

SNP MSP JOINS NAIRN COMMUNITY IN TREE PLANTING EFFORT

Emma Roddick MSP recently grabbed a shovel and went out to plant fruit trees with local volunteers at the Cemetery Brae Community Orchard in Nairn. The local community has been involved in the project, which the SNP representative described as “wholesome”, to plant a great variety of fruit trees in the area. Roddick said: “ItContinue reading “SNP MSP JOINS NAIRN COMMUNITY IN TREE PLANTING EFFORT”

HAND WASHING STILL IMPORTANT IN FIGHT AGAINST SUPERBUGS, SAYS LOCAL MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has emphasised the importance of continued regular handwashing in maintaining continued resistance to spread of viral and bacterial infections. Speaking in a Scottish Parliament debate on antimicrobial resistance, the SNP MSP pointed out that handwashing carries far less risk of encouraging bacteria to develop a resistance than constant useContinue reading “HAND WASHING STILL IMPORTANT IN FIGHT AGAINST SUPERBUGS, SAYS LOCAL MSP”

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP CALLS FOR ACTION ON ENERGY GRID CHARGE INEQUALITY

“I don’t hold out much hope of real positive actions by this UK Government.  If their refusal to care about the north continues, then it makes it ever clearer that independence for Scotland is necessary to tackle energy inequality.” SNP MSP Emma Roddick today questioned the Scottish Government on energy grid charges, which she saysContinue reading “HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP CALLS FOR ACTION ON ENERGY GRID CHARGE INEQUALITY”

SNP REPRESENTATIVES BACK CALLS FOR NAIRN LIBRARY TO STAY IN TOWN CENTRE 

Local MSP Emma Roddick and the SNP candidate for Nairn and Cawdor in the upcoming elections, Paul Oldham, have written a joint letter to the Highland Council outlining the importance of Nairn Library remaining “accessible”, pressing for the authority to look into options to keep it in the town centre. Emma Roddick recently met withContinue reading “SNP REPRESENTATIVES BACK CALLS FOR NAIRN LIBRARY TO STAY IN TOWN CENTRE “

SNP MSP: HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS NEED MORE GUIDANCE ON AIDING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick questioned the Scottish Government in chamber on how it will ensure Ukrainian refugees moving into areas with little or no existing refugee communities will be supported. She acknowledged the efforts of many constituents who have already opened their homes, meaning some individuals and families have already moved into theContinue reading “SNP MSP: HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS NEED MORE GUIDANCE ON AIDING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES”

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP: EMPLOYMENT LAW CANNOT REMAIN IN WESTMINSTER HANDS

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has voiced her concern that, despite the Scottish Government’s recent efforts to explore its ability to improve the experience of workers, the true potential of employment law reform is limited by powers being reserved to Westminster. Highlighting the efforts to support businesses in Scotland to implement a four-day workingContinue reading “HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP: EMPLOYMENT LAW CANNOT REMAIN IN WESTMINSTER HANDS”

SNP MSP TO CAMPAIGN FOR SHETLAND CANDIDATES

Emma Roddick MSP will visit the isles this week to campaign for local SNP candidates Robbie MacGregor, Shetland South, and Zara Pennington, Shetland West.  She said: “I am really looking forward to getting out on the doors to speak to people and help get our two amazing candidates elected to the Shetland Islands Council inContinue reading SNP MSP TO CAMPAIGN FOR SHETLAND CANDIDATES

HIGHLANDS MSP RAISES ISSUES SURROUNDING DISABILITY BENEFITS TRANSFER

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has raised points to the Minister for Social Security on current plans to transfer some of those receiving the Disability Living Allowance to the Adult Disability Payment scheme. The transfer, which is set to be completed by 2025 will see around 44,000 people switch to ADP starting this summer. In Thursday’sContinue reading “HIGHLANDS MSP RAISES ISSUES SURROUNDING DISABILITY BENEFITS TRANSFER”