“A modern fleet of catamarans powered by renewable energy would enhance our reputation on the world stage.”
“I was delighted to see the Covid-19 vaccine arrive in Orkney last week. It is heartening that frontline NHS and care workers are being prioritised, no matter where they live.”
“Earlier in the conference, I was particularly pleased, in my role as Minister for Children and Young People, to hear John Swinney give good news to hard-pressed families, with a pledge on school meals. “
The new Scottish Child Payment – which is unique to Scotland – is to open early for applications from Monday 9 November.
In recent years Orkney has become a fight between two political parties – the LibDems who have held the seat since the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament and the SNP. The 3 other candidates: Conservative, Labour and Independent all lost their deposits in 2016.
” I was pleased this week to help unveil the new Secure Care Pathway and Standards Scotland.”
“It’s time to give Orkney a new voice at Holyrood as we strive to make these islands a fairer, greener and more resilient place in which to live and work as part of a stronger Scotland.”
“The restrictions focus on households and in the hospitality sector, as evidence shows that these are the sources of the highest number of new positive cases.”
“Some of the key commitments are specifically to address issues around the pandemic, including the launch of a proximity tracing app, Protect Scotland”
“the virus is still very much here so we must continue to do the right thing.”