” The investment through this enhanced deal opens up a range of opportunities for growth that otherwise would not have been possible, of vital importance given these ongoing challenging times. “
The Remote Towers Project which will see the loss of highly skilled Air Traffic Control jobs from the islands has the full backing of the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity , Michael Matheson.
Plans by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) to move well paid skilled jobs from the islands to Inverness have been described as ‘a mindset of the Past’ by convener of a Scottish Parliament committee, Johan Lamont, Labour.
“The economic shockwaves of this pandemic have rocked families and households in Orkney, with many thousands facing falling earnings and rising costs.”
“NHS Boards will identify acceptable and accessible locations, both for mass vaccination and for local access.”
” “We are home to some of the best renewable energy in the world, yet where are the jobs? “Rhoda Grant MSP
Labour’s Rhoda Grant MSP and David Stewart MSP have assured constituents in the Highlands and Islands that they can still be contacted by mail or over the phone, despite regional offices remaining closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 impact is compounded by the region’s vulnerability to Brexit – five of the six most vulnerable local authority areas to Brexit are in the Highlands and Islands
Scotland’s Care Homes will be able to offer a wider range of health and well being services to their residents from 7th of September.
The viability of home testing kits and what is happening to mobile testing units in the Highlands has been questioned by Labour’s Rhoda Grant MSP.