Scotland’s Transport Minister, Kevin Stewart has resigned, having only been in office since March, citing health reasons for his departure.
“I’m delighted to open the Ferries Accessibility Fund for an eighth round of applications, as it’s proved a hugely successful initiative in recent years.” Kevin Stewart, Scottish Transport Minister
“We await detail from Pentland Ferries on the length of any outage. Transport Scotland met NorthLink over the weekend to discuss what increases in capacity may be needed on services to Orkney. We also await the outcome of any investigation and actions to prevent any reoccurrence, and we need those answers as soon as possible.” Kevin Stewart Transport Minister, Scottish Government
The withdrawal of the CalMac Service Mallaig, Oban and Lochboisdale in South Uist, from 5 April to 13 May was the subject of a heated exchange between MSPs from Scotland’s political parties and the new Junior Minister for Transport Kevin Stewart.
“It is clear that there is a real appetite for change.”
“Fire sprinklers have been proven time and time again to be effective in the fight against fire and I know that this move will save lives.”
“This additional funding will help reduce time spent in temporary accommodation and get people experiencing homelessness into appropriate and sustainable housing as quickly as possible.”
“Rather than imposing an Edinburgh-based solution on the whole, through the bill we have ensured that communities can make their own choices in that regard.”
” Despite it [Right to Rent] relating to a reserved matter, it would directly impact on matters that are fully devolved to the Scottish Parliament and, to date, consultation with both the Scottish Government and key Scottish stakeholders has been limited. “
The new regulations come about after the Grenfell tragedy. 72 people lost their lives as a result of the fire which broke out in the multi storey block of flats in London on 14th of June 2017.