Emma Roddick MSP welcomes £115 million funding for new ferries

Emma Roddick, SNP MSP for the Highlands & Islands, has this morning welcomed the news that the Scottish Government has allocated an additional £115 million of funding to the replacement of vessels for the Calmac fleet. In response to a question from Ms Roddick, the Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth, announced that the funding hasContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP welcomes £115 million funding for new ferries”

MSP delighted at 31,083 young people benefiting from bus scheme

Emma Roddick MSP has welcomed the news that 31,083 children and young people in across the Highlands and Islands are benefiting from free bus travel since the introduction of the SNP Government’s scheme for under 22’s. In figures released this week (20th September 2022), the Scottish Government revealed that – as of 12 September 2022Continue reading “MSP delighted at 31,083 young people benefiting from bus scheme”

Emma Roddick MSP amongst the first signatories of new Scottish LGBTI+ inclusion initiative

Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands and Islands has become one of the first signatories of the Scottish LGBTI+ Rainbow Mark. The initiative, developed by Equality Network in consultation with Highland Pride and four other Scottish LGBTI+ organisations, promotes and supports inclusive social spaces across Scotland.  By encouraging the display of the Rainbow Mark asContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP amongst the first signatories of new Scottish LGBTI+ inclusion initiative”

Highlands & Islands MSP attends first in-person UHI Shetland graduation ceremony

Emma Roddick MSP was spotted in Lerwick attending UHI Shetland’s first in-person graduation ceremony. The graduation celebrated students who graduated over the pandemic and those graduating in 2022, giving the opportunity for those that didn’t have a traditional graduation ceremony to celebrate with their fellow students and loved ones. Commenting Roddick said: “I was humbledContinue reading “Highlands & Islands MSP attends first in-person UHI Shetland graduation ceremony”

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP SUPPORTS UHI MERGER PROPOSAL

MSP for the Highlands & Islands Emma Roddick has spoken out about the proposed merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Hebrides, and UHI West Highland, and urged constituents to engage with the ten-week public consultation which launched on the 8th of August. The proposal, which sees these three strands of the University of the HighlandsContinue reading HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP SUPPORTS UHI MERGER PROPOSAL

Highlands & Islands MSP meets with local mental health charity

As part of her busy summer recess schedule, Emma Roddick MSP recently visited the Skye and Lochalsh Mental Health Association. Established in 1992, the charity supports members with their health, social, practical, and emotional needs. The charity offers drop-in sessions as well as outreach support and door-to-door visits, covering the needs of all individuals. TheContinue reading “Highlands & Islands MSP meets with local mental health charity”

Emma Roddick MSP chairs Festival of Politics event on LGBTI+ Elder Care in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics Returned on the 11th – 13th August for the 18th year, presenting a wide range of events to inspire and engage people across a range of topics, from end-of-life choices to the cost-of-living crisis. Amongst those, an important event touching on LGBTI+ Elder Care was chaired by the HighlandsContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP chairs Festival of Politics event on LGBTI+ Elder Care in Scotland”

EMMA RODDICK MSP ENJOYS RETURN OF THE ISLAY, JURA AND COLONSAY SHOW

MSP for the Highlands and Islands Emma Roddick recently enjoyed her visit to Islay for the annual Islay, Jura and Colonsay Agricultural show. The show, which held its very first meet in 1838, returned for the first time in three years last week. Alongside many other groups and organisations, the local Islay, Jura and ColonsayContinue reading EMMA RODDICK MSP ENJOYS RETURN OF THE ISLAY, JURA AND COLONSAY SHOW

Highlands and Islands Cost-of-Living Survey: Emma Roddick MSP shares results

As the Tory Cost of Living Crisis is having devastating consequences across the Highlands and Islands, Emma Roddick MSP put out a cost-of-living survey to better understand how this is affecting constituents. Results from the survey highlighted significant worry and anxiety about rising costs amongst those in the region, with 93% of respondents saying theyContinue reading “Highlands and Islands Cost-of-Living Survey: Emma Roddick MSP shares results”