Unsurprisingly there has been a mixed reaction from Scotland’s MSPs to the plans put forward for this session of the Scottish Parliament by the SNP/Green Scottish Government.
“”I find it shameful and astonishing that neither the Cabinet Secretary for Transport nor the Transport minister has been prepared to meet, listen and learn as I have done today”
Rhoda Grant, Labour MSP for the Highlands and Islands has described the latest figures for drugs deaths in Scotland as ‘devastating’ for individuals and their families.
Rhoda Grant MSP “I intend to bring forward a Bill this session to enshrine the right to food into Scots Law.”
“Access to food is a human right, but it is being denied to too many people in our country. “
Orkney Constituency and Regional voting result 2021
Liam McArthur has retained the Orkney Constituency seat for the LibDems in the Scottish Parliament elections held on Thursday 6th May 2021.
She was MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 1999 – 2003 and MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2007 – 2021.
Coilla Drake has described the SNP pledge to create an Island Bond as a gimmick ” thought up by people who don’t really understand our needs.”
Coilla Drake, The Labour candidate for the Orkney Constituency in the Scottish Parliament elections has put forward options for easing covid restrictions in the islands.
Labour candidate in the Highlands and Islands Regional List, Rhoda Grant, has called for the BBC to decentralise jobs to the region.