Highlands & Islands MSP attends public meeting on Land Reform Bill

Emma Roddick MSP attended a public meeting in Invermoriston to discuss the Scottish Government’s proposals for a Land Reform Bill, led by Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Mairi McAllan. Roddick commended Ms McAllan on social media for creating space for conversations around the Land Reform Bill so early in the process, explaining that thisContinue reading “Highlands & Islands MSP attends public meeting on Land Reform Bill”

RODDICK ON OSCARS GIFT BAG SCANDAL: “OUR LAND IS NOT A COMMODITY AND NOT A JOKE”

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has weighed in on the recent land ownership scandal surrounding the “Everyone Wins” gift bags for top nominees at the Academy Awards, where recipients were given informal certificates from Highland Titles Ltd claiming they are now ‘lords’ and ‘ladies of Glencoe’ and granting them ownership of 1 square footContinue reading RODDICK ON OSCARS GIFT BAG SCANDAL: “OUR LAND IS NOT A COMMODITY AND NOT A JOKE”

Highlands MSP says empowered communities will look after nature

Emma Roddick MSP visited Migdale and Ledmore woods this week to chat to Woodland Trust workers about upcoming changes to legislation and their plans to introduce capercaillie to the woods. Roddick, who is the Scottish Environment LINK “Capercaillie Champion”, said: “It was great to get out in the fresh air and talk to the WoodlandContinue reading “Highlands MSP says empowered communities will look after nature”

WATCH: Emma Roddick takes aim at ‘green lairds’

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick today spoke out against big businesses purchasing land to offset their carbon emissions, who she claims “lack self-awareness”, while pointing out the need for further land reform in Scotland. She also raised the need for those proposing “rewilding” projects to understand the social context of why the Highlands areContinue reading “WATCH: Emma Roddick takes aim at ‘green lairds’”