Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, and the newly appointed Shadow Minister for the Islands, David Stewart, is praising health officials on the Western Isles for their ground-breaking screening procedures.
There has been an initiative throughout Scotland over the last 7 years or so to run a pilot screening programme for members of the public over 40 years of age to look for objective signs of high risk cardiovascular disease.
This screening had in its origin a focus on more deprived areas.
Due to the heterogeneous population in the Western Isles where rich and poor live side by side however, NHS Western Isles worked with national and northern colleagues to develop the Keep Well and Well North screening programmes and opted for a dedicated team to provide a generic screen for the islands’ population.
Congratulations to Scotland’s Island Councils
That the Parliament congratulates the leaders and chief executives of the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland councils on winning the Leadership category at Holyrood magazine’s inaugural Scottish Public Service Awards;
Congratulations to Isles FM
That the Parliament congratulates everyone at the community radio station, Isles FM, which is wholly run by volunteers, on it winning the Traditional Music in the Media award at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2014,
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, and the new Shadow Minister for Transport and Islands, David Stewart, has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating Scotland’s three island councils on winning the Leadership category at Holyrood magazine’s inaugural Scottish Public Service Awards.
This award follows on from the leaders of these three authorities jointly winning the Scottish Local Politician of the Year Award in 2013 for the campaign, Our Islands: Our Future.
At First Minister’s Questions today in the Scottish Parliament, Highlands & Islands (Labour) MSP David Stewart asked the First Minister :
“What discussions the Scottish Government have had with the Ministry of Defence regarding the closure of the Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Kinloss”?”
Highlands & Islands MSP and road safety campaigner David Stewart has welcomed the fact that Police Scotland are focussed on dealing swiftly and effectively with road traffic offences such as dangerous driving, careless driving and drink or drug related driving revealed by the increase in prosecution for such offences this week.
“ I am heartened to learn that the Police are taking positive action in relation to serious road traffic related offences.
“However, I have some concerns that they are targeting the driver in order to uncover any offences, including minor ones, in an attempt to increase prosecutions and therefore show by default that they are maybe making our roads safer, which may not of course be the case”.
David Stewart MSP is delighted to congratulate Scottish Canals and its partners on the restoration of Bona Lighthouse which stands at the northern entrance to Loch Ness.
“Scottish Canals, along with their partners Vivat Trust and Historic Scotland, have done a wonderful job in giving this building a new lease of life.
“Once again, this lighthouse will be a magnificent landmark at the head of Loch Ness.