• Forres Police Public Counter – Sign the petition

    Highlands & Islands MSP David Stewart has written to Moray and Aberdeenshire Police Scotland Commander, Chief Superintendent Mark McLaren, seeking an explanation as to why Forres Police public counter is not open to the public for the same period as the counters at Buckie and Nairn.

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  • David Stewart – Views sought on Scottish Fire Service shake-up

    Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs, David Stewart and Rhoda Grant, are appealing to people throughout the region to respond to the request from the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee for written views on the reform of the fire and rescue service.

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  • Automatic External Defibrillators for Sheltered Housing Communities

    Highlands and Islands MSP David Stewart is calling on local Councillors whose wards contain areas of sheltered housing ,managed by a warden, to consider investing in an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

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Scottish Government must take action to tackle nuisance callers in the Highlands and Islands

David Stewart MSP has pushed for the Scottish Government to act to tackle nuisance calls and texts, following a Scottish Labour debate in Holyrood.

Mr Stewart has demanded that the Scottish Government commits to using certified companies and publishes an action plan for working to target nuisance calls in the Highlands and Islands.

According to research by Ofcom, more than eight in 10 people in the UK received nuisance calls on their landline over a one month period.

Consumer organisation Which?’s research found that a quarter (23%) of Scottish consumers have received an unwanted call but have not reported it, stating that they don’t know where to complain.

Eight in 10 Scottish people (81%) support greater accountability over nuisance calls by directors being personally fined if their company breaks the rules.


Vacancy : Parliamentary Assistant (Inverness- based) to Rhoda Grant MSP and David Stewart MSP

Vacancy : Parliamentary Assistant (Inverness- based) to Rhoda Grant MSP and David Stewart MSP

Members of the Scottish Parliament for the Highlands & Islands

Parliamentary Assistant (Inverness based)

(Six month contract with possible opportunity for extension)


Compensation paid to Calmac Passengers : David’s Question

David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-27314 by Derek Mackay on 16 September 2015, whether it will provide a breakdown of the £305,758 paid as compensation to passengers of CalMac since July 2012 by (a) reason for payment, (b) route, (c) month and (d) year.


City Link Bus Service Badenoch

Scottish Labour’s Transport Spokesman, David Stewart MSP (Highlands & Islands) has expressed his dismay the main Scottish CityLink service to Edinburgh and Glasgow is to be allowed to by-pass so many communities in Badenoch.

“Public transport services are really important for our rural communities,” said Mr Stewart, “and any lessening of this service has a dis-proportionate effect on them.

“This bus service to Edinburgh and Glasgow is a vital link and replacing a standard coach with a mini-bus is not providing the service that these communities deserve.

“A mini-bus shuttle journey of 30 miles to link up with a coach that passes within a couple of miles of your village seems a nonsensical arrangement,” continued Mr Stewart.