“I am hopeful that this is a step in the right direction and proper consultation with employees and affected communities can begin.” Rhoda Grant MSP
“We have a record of assisting our island authorities, where possible, with issues such as this. The member will remember that in 2019 we helped to fund the replacement of the MV Golden Mariana.” Graeme Dey Transport Minister
MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee have today, 8th September, agreed to continue to probe into Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd’s (HIAL) deeply unpopular Remote Towers Project.
“My Bill will enshrine a Right to Food in law, placing responsibility on the Scottish Government to make this a reality.”
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. “
The UK Government intends to repeal vital protections requiring age verification and the regulation of ‘extreme’ and violent content.
Why is Scotland so lacking in ambition that nearly a quarter of the way into the 21stC, ferry is still the only way for most islanders, mainlanders and freight to get to and from our islands ?
” 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.