“Size of the Highland Council suits nobody” says MSP

Highlands MSP Emma Roddick has renewed calls for smaller council areas as she pressed the Minister for Parliamentary Business on whether he felt the Highland Council could be considered a “local” authority. The Highland Council is the largest of all council areas in Scotland, covering roughly one-third of the country, and a review of itsContinue reading ““Size of the Highland Council suits nobody” says MSP”

Roddick slams landlord Highland councillors’ “shameful” conflict of interest

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has reacted to a Highland Council debate on a motion opposing short-term let regulation which was led by a short-term let owner, describing it as “shameful at best”. The motion at Thursday’s council meeting sought to back proposals from the Association of Scottish Self-Caterers (ASSC) to limit regulation ofContinue reading “Roddick slams landlord Highland councillors’ “shameful” conflict of interest”

Emma Roddick MSP for Highlands and Islands ‘frustrated’ by proposed changes to Scotland’s electoral map

Emma Roddick has expressed grave concerns due to current discussions regarding the proposed alterations to Scotland’s electoral map which would see troubling changes made to the Highland area. These talks are ongoing via consultation, public hearings, and MP debate. The suggested changes would mean a major shift for constituents in many areas across Scotland includingContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP for Highlands and Islands ‘frustrated’ by proposed changes to Scotland’s electoral map”

MSP welcomes boundary proposal rejection

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed today’s unanimous recommendation of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee to reject Boundaries Scotland proposals to redraw Highland Council wards ahead of the 2022 elections. The proposals, which would see Sutherland, Culloden and Ardersier, and Skye lose councillors and move much of rural Inverness into wardsContinue reading “MSP welcomes boundary proposal rejection”