MSP marks Victorian Market opening in Scottish Parliament

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has marked the reopening of the Victorian Market Hall, due on the 14th of September, in the Scottish Parliament, with a motion noting the award-winning status of already-announced tenants Bad Girl Bakery and the Malt Room. She said: “The refurbishment has been a long time coming, and so much has happenedContinue reading “MSP marks Victorian Market opening in Scottish Parliament”

Emma Roddick MSP visits ‘life saving’ mental health service

As part of her summer recess tour, Emma Roddick recently visited the Distress Brief Intervention in Inverness. Emerging from the Scottish Government’s work on the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health strategies, the Distress Brief Intervention approach works to improve the response to people presenting in distress. Speaking on her visit Roddick said: “It’s clear thatContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP visits ‘life saving’ mental health service”

EMMA RODDICK MSP VISITS HM PRISON INVERNESS VISITOR CENTRE

Emma Roddick MSP has hailed Action for Children’s HMP Inverness Visitor Centre, calling their work “vital”.  The centre provides a drop-in point for families attending visits at the prison or who have family incarcerated within the Scottish Prison Service, offering support and advice to families to guide them through the process from arrest to release.Continue reading EMMA RODDICK MSP VISITS HM PRISON INVERNESS VISITOR CENTRE

SNP MSP recognises organisation supporting disabled children and adults

On her ambitious summer recess tour, Emma Roddick MSP has made the time to visit and support the Highland Riding Association for the Disabled (RDA), a charity aimed at offering fun activities to disabled children and adults. Commenting, Roddick said: “It was great to meet with the Highland RDA to find out more about howContinue reading “SNP MSP recognises organisation supporting disabled children and adults”

SNP MSP shows support for active travel

Highlands & Islands MSP Emma Roddick visited two active travel initiatives in Inverness to show her support for their work and find out more about future projects – Hi-Bike and Velocity Café & Bicycle Workshop. Commenting, Roddick said: “I’m a big advocate for active travel but in order for it to work for people, it’sContinue reading “SNP MSP shows support for active travel”

“Social justice and climate justice go hand-in-hand” – SNP MSP visits digital exclusion project

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick visited the Libertie Project this week during the Highland Climate Festival, taking part in a family-friendly event at their premises on Denny Street which aimed to share sustainable growing and cooking skills.  The Inverness-based project, which mainly deals with digital skills and tackling digital exclusion, also got local kidsContinue reading ““Social justice and climate justice go hand-in-hand” – SNP MSP visits digital exclusion project”

EMMA RODDICK QUERIES DELAYS ON DECISION ON IRONWORKS REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

On Tuesday 22ND MARCH Highlands and Islands MSP and retiring Highland councillor Emma Roddick requested an explanation for ongoing delays in a final decision on the application by developer Bricks Capital to redevelop music venue Ironworks into a 162-bedroom hotel. The application, initially due to be considered in March, has now been postponed twice. MembersContinue reading “EMMA RODDICK QUERIES DELAYS ON DECISION ON IRONWORKS REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS”

Highlands and Islands MSP visits the Inverness Creative Academy

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick enjoyed an afternoon of art on Friday the 4th of March at the Inverness Creative Academy. The Inverness Creative Academy provides a stimulating working environment for artists, creative businesses, and art organisations that is affordable and accessible. This beautiful building, which has recently opened its doors to the public,Continue reading “Highlands and Islands MSP visits the Inverness Creative Academy”

SNP MSP delighted to see Creative Academy open

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the opening of Wasps’ Inverness Creative Academy.  The former Inverness Royal Academy building on Midmills Road will now host the first creative hub in the Highlands. The Highlands and Islands MSP has highlighted the partnership working which brought the project to this stage, including money from the Highland CouncilContinue reading “SNP MSP delighted to see Creative Academy open”

MSP welcomes £20,000 funding boost for Inverness and surrounding area

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP, Emma Roddick, has welcomed the announcement that projects in Inverness and its environs will receive £20,000 from the first round of grants from the Scotland Loves Local Fund. The funding, announced this week, is supporting over 100 organisations, who will receive a share of the £1.5 million funding boost toContinue reading “MSP welcomes £20,000 funding boost for Inverness and surrounding area”