Emma Roddick welcomes ‘Island Community Funds’ for Shetland; supporting local projects

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick was pleased with the announcement made today by the Scottish Government regarding the £2 million Island Communities Fund. Twenty-nine successful community groups and businesses across twenty-three islands have been awarded grants of up to £150,000 each. This fund is managed by Inspiring Scotland and comes from the £9.5 millionContinue reading “Emma Roddick welcomes ‘Island Community Funds’ for Shetland; supporting local projects”

Roddick claims Tory cuts threaten move to address child poverty in Shetland

The islands’ SNP MSP, Emma Roddick, has raised concerns over the impact of proposed cuts to Universal Credit, claiming that it could undermine the Scottish Government’s planned increase to the Scottish Child Payment, a benefit aimed at reducing the number of children living in poverty by giving extra cash each week to families who relyContinue reading “Roddick claims Tory cuts threaten move to address child poverty in Shetland”

Roddick asks Scottish Government about ferry investment

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has asked the Scottish Government how much investment Scottish ferry services have seen since 2007, and how additional funds will be allocated to the region. Speaking in Parliament, Roddick asked the Transport Minister, Graeme Dey, for figures amid concerns that ferry services do not provide sufficient capacity for passengers.Continue reading “Roddick asks Scottish Government about ferry investment”

Roddick urges projects in Shetland to apply for Scotland Loves Local Fund

Emma Roddick MSP has urged projects in Shetland to apply for the newly launched Scotland Loves Local Fund. The scheme has been launched by the SNP Scottish Government to support local projects run by organisations like town centre partnerships, chambers of commerce or community and charity trusts. It will provide projects with match funding ofContinue reading “Roddick urges projects in Shetland to apply for Scotland Loves Local Fund”