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.
“We need to reach across the divide in Scottish politics, and my judgement now is that this needs a new leader.”
“If all parties were to take this opportunity to try to de-polarise public debate just a bit, to focus more on issues, and to reset the tone and tenor of our discourse.” Nicola Sturgeon
Campaigner Urges Scottish Government To Make MRgFUS Treatment Available on the NHS.
“This would be a brilliant opportunity for the NHS in Scotland to roll out a treatment that would not only benefit so many but provide opportunities for world renowned research into many areas.” Rhoda Grant MSP
Food Insecurity Sees Many Scots Running Out of Food
The highest levels of food insecurity were among single parents and single adults under the age of 65.
“Ending poverty must be a top priority for all levels of government” Rhoda Grant MSP
Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands MSP Labour believes everyone in Scotland should have access to healthy food.
The Cost of Living in the UK
Frightening figures from the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) show rises to basic foodstuffs and fossil fuel costs which will affect everyone, but low and middle earners the worst
People living with Essential Tremor Face Long Waiting Lists
“They face long waiting lists and often long journeys to London for treatment that should and could be available here in Scotland. We have the equipment and knowledge here in Scotland.” Rhoda Grant MSP
“The Government needs to apologise to these communities immediately”: Report Highlights Multiple Failures in Ferries Project
“The Audit Scotland Report evidences not just a catalogue of mistakes, but that the wrong choice was actively made time and time again” Rhoda Grant MSP
Road Repair Backlog
“These figures are utterly astounding. The combined total for the Highlands and Islands is almost half a billion pounds (£417,611,000).” – Rhoda Grant MSP
Green Lairds & Tory Cuts to Benefits: This Week’s Politics
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt