• 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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Highland MSP Duo Seek City Deal Funding for Lentran Loop Reinstatement

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.

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Highland MSP Duo Seek City Deal Funding for Lentran Loop Reinstatement

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.

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Highland MSP secures positive response from Transport Scotland with regards to the Kessock Bridge roundabout lights

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.

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North MSP secures update on the A96 Nairn congestion from Transport Minister

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.

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David’s support for Members’ Motions

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.