SNP MSP: Highland Council term ended on a “high note” as vote for active travel measures passes

Emma Roddick has spoken out about her last City of Inverness Area Committee meeting as a councillor, having been elected to the Scottish Parliament last year, during which a Road Traffic Order was agreed for the active travel measures at Riverside Way. The now-MSP, who spoke in favour of the recommendations, highlighted the need forContinue reading “SNP MSP: Highland Council term ended on a “high note” as vote for active travel measures passes”

Islands MSP urges new Minister for Transport to back fixed links for Shetland

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has wasted no time writing to the new Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth, appointed on Tuesday, highlighting the importance of developing fixed links in Shetland. Referring to the Scottish Government’s target of reaching net-zero by 2045, Roddick has reiterated the significant role that transport plays in these plans, saying: “Fixed linksContinue reading “Islands MSP urges new Minister for Transport to back fixed links for Shetland”

CONSULTATION: Roddick urges constituents to support enhancements to Highland Main Line

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the publication of the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), which sets out the Scottish Government’s priorities for transport funding for the next 20 years, and urged all constituents to respond to the online consultation on its draft report. Commenting, Roddick said: “The draft STPR2 report suggestsContinue reading “CONSULTATION: Roddick urges constituents to support enhancements to Highland Main Line”

Roddick welcomes launch of free bus travel scheme for under 22’s

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the opening of the application process for the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme. From today, all young people and children aged 5 to 21 are entitled to apply for their new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC to free bus travel acrossContinue reading “Roddick welcomes launch of free bus travel scheme for under 22’s”

Emma Roddick MSP promotes freight transport by rail

Emma Roddick MSP has emphasised the importance of promoting freight by rail in parliament today, questioning the Scottish Government on whether this had been fully considered in the development of the second phase of Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 (STPR2) which determines which transport projects in Scotland will be prioritised for funding. Roddick has beenContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP promotes freight transport by rail”

Roddick: ‘Boris bridge’ money should pay for Shetland’s fixed links

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has called on the Tory UK Government to make good on the money Scotland and Northern Ireland are owed as their share of the £20 billion from Boris Johnson’s ill-fated plan to build a bridge to Northern Ireland. The project – promoted by Boris Johnson – was costed at £20 billion,Continue reading “Roddick: ‘Boris bridge’ money should pay for Shetland’s fixed links”

Local MSP pushes for inter-island ferry fares to be included in free bus travel

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has expressed her support for including inter-island ferry fares in the planned rollout of free bus travel for under-22s. Roddick said: “I am supportive of the free bus travel scheme expanding to include inter-island ferries and have previously written to the minister to pursue this. “On our islands, aContinue reading “Local MSP pushes for inter-island ferry fares to be included in free bus travel”

Emma Roddick MSP “delighted” with positive developments regarding the future of Highland and Islands airports

Emma Roddick MSP is pleased with the announcement made today, the 25th of October, regarding a ‘Framework for discussion’ being reached in the Highlands and Islands air traffic control dispute. Roddick said: “I am delighted to hear that Prospect and HIAL have been able to come to an agreement regarding the future of the airportsContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP “delighted” with positive developments regarding the future of Highland and Islands airports”

WATCH: Roddick calls for rail improvements across the Highlands

MSP for the Highlands and Islands Emma Roddick has called for due attention to be paid to the Highlands in the process of improving rail services across Scotland. Roddick hailed the Scottish Government’s plans to take ScotRail into public ownership, saying it “provides us with a massive opportunity to get things right” but expressed herContinue reading “WATCH: Roddick calls for rail improvements across the Highlands”

Roddick supports call for tighter controls on speeding vehicles on NC500

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has voiced support for further measures to combat speeding drivers on the North Coast 500. Roddick said: “Speeding drivers are a huge concern for residents of the towns and villages the NC500 passes through. The route is often narrow with many twists and turns, and it’s very easy forContinue reading “Roddick supports call for tighter controls on speeding vehicles on NC500”