• 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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573 people sign Highland MSP’s i-petition after only four working days

Highlands & Islands (including Moray ) MSP, David Stewart, who is campaigning to keep the Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre open at the SRuC, Drummond Hill facility in the city, is delighted that his efforts are being supported by people from far and wide.

Speaking this afternoon David Stewart said,

“ Behind the scenes there are a lot of people working very hard to make sure that the proposals from those on high at the Scottish Rural College are not supported, because frankly they are not thought through and they are at risk of putting disease control backwards.


Highland MSP produces road map to safer roads for young drivers

Highlands & Islands (including Moray) MSP, Shadow Transport Minister and road safety campaigner, David Stewart, who has campaigned on road safety issues for over five years, travelled to London last week (23/6/15) and met Steve Gooding, who is a Director at the RAC Foundation and also Michael Dugher MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport to discuss in particular a form of Graduated Driving Licence (GDL) which he firmly believes could save young lives on our roads.


Highland MSP welcomes new runway recommendation at Heathrow

Highlands & Islands (including Moray) MSP and Shadow Transport Minister, David Stewart, said :

“I welcome the Davis Commission recommendations.

“It means that the new runway could be open by 2025 if the Government approves.

“That means we could connect the whole of the UK to global growth, creating up to 190,000 new jobs and £147bn of economic growth across the country – 60% of which is forecast to take place outside of London & the South East.

“It also confirms that Heathrow expansion would create new slots for Scottish services.


Highland MSP meets Union in Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre closure talks

Highlands & Islands (including Moray) MSP, David Stewart, met this morning (29/6/15) with Clive Davey, of the Prospect Union, with regards the potential closure of the Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre at Drummond Hill.

Speaking after the meeting David Stewart said “ I had a very good meeting with Clive Davey this morning to discuss the very serious implications if the Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre at Drummond Hill was to close.

“ This is the only facility of its kind in the Highlands & Islands that can carry out post mortems on large animal carcasses.

“The Centre’s reputation is second to none in its field.


David’s support for members’ motions

Wick Academy Digital Award Winner

That the Parliament congratulates the team from Wick Academy on winning the Information Award at the National Apps for Good ceremony in London for its app, One Click Politics, which aims to get young people tuned into politics; considers that the school, which also won the Highlands and Islands Apps for Good competition, is now one of the most digitally forward thinking schools in the country, and wishes it well as it works toward launching its winning app onto the market in 2016.


The SNP Government hasn’t even approached the European Commission for advice on CalMac

The SNP Government in Edinburgh has not approached the European Commission for advice about the Cal Mac tendering process.

Scottish Labour have received an answer to a parliamentary question which confirms that the SNP Government has not approached the European Commission to discuss the “Teckal exemption” in relation to Cal Mac.

The Teckal exemption allows public authorities to avoid the procurement regime if they are awarding contracts to their own wholly-owned subsidiaries, if there is not private interest involved.