Highlands and Islands (Scottish Labour) MSPs, Rhoda Grant and David Stewart, are seeking a commitment from the Scottish Government to progress the reinstatement of the Lentran Loop, north of Inverness, to allow for the passing of trains in order to reduce congestion and improve the rail service north.
Highlands and Islands (Scottish Labour) MSPs, David Stewart and Rhoda Grant are seeking a commitment from the Scottish Government to progress the reinstatement of the Lentran Loop, north of Inverness, to allow for the passing of trains in order to reduce congestion and improve the rail service north.
In June 2015, David Stewart MSP, asked the Scottish Government if they would consider the construction of a length of re-doubled track at Lentran, that would reduce congestion on the line connecting Inverness and the north.
Highlands & Islands MSP and (Scottish Labour) Transport Spokesperson, David Stewart, recently wrote to Transport Scotland about traffic management on the A9 at its roundabout junction with the A82 at Kessock Bridge, Inverness.
His letter was prompted after chaos was caused on Thursday 6 August 2015, within Inverness due to the Black Isle Show, Belladrum and an orienteering event on going in and around the Inverness area, when traffic was brought to a standstill.
Highlands & Islands MSP, (Scottish Labour) Transport Spokesperson and local road safety campaigner, David Stewart, recently intervened in the continued traffic chaos along the A96 through Nairn and in particular during the gas works by gas service firm SGN.
Of particular concern was the fact that since Transport Scotland increased the traffic light number within the town by 50% since 2011, traffic congestion was an on going issue.
As a result of constituents concerns, David Stewart set up an i-petition in relation to this matter, which to date attracted 333 signatories.
All signatories have lambasted the traffic management system along this route through the town.
Allied to this action, David Stewart also wrote to the Transport Minister and lodged Parliamentary Questions on the issue.
David Stewart : To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many apprentices employers in the offshore oil and gas industry have taken on under the Adopt an Apprentice scheme.
Closure of National Treasure
That the Parliament notes with concern that members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union who work at the National Museum of Scotland have escalated their dispute and will walk out for seven days continuous action from 23 August 2015 in an attempt to get management to reverse its decision to remove weekend working allowances; understands that the PCS has attempted to engage in negotiations to bring an end to the dispute but that it has been frustrated by what it sees as the failure of the management and the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs to accept responsibility for helping find a solution, and, to ensure that low-paid staff are fairly rewarded for the work that they do, calls for fresh and meaningful negotiations to take place.