• Rhoda Grant MSP – Views sought on Scottish Fire Service shake-up

    Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs, Rhoda Grant and David Stewart, 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.

    The call for opinions came from the Justice Committee the day after the decision was announced to reduce the number of fire controls in Scotland from eight to three.

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  • Rhoda Grant – Parliamentary question on priorities in Tourism in 2014

    Rhoda Grant: Will the cabinet secretary join me in congratulating Lewis, Harris and the Western Isles on coming top of TripAdvisor’s top 10 European islands?

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  • Rhoda Grant joins the fight against breast cancer

    Rhoda Grant MSP for the Highlands and Islands and the Shadow Minister for Wellbeing has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest (and pinkest) fundraiser, wear it pink day.

    Over the last 10 years wear it pink has raised a staggering £23 million and on Friday 25 October 2013 people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses across Scotland to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research.

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Recent motions proposed by Rhoda

Silver and Two Bronze Commonwealth Medals for Highland Trio—That the Parliament congratulates Steph Inglis from Inverness, James Millar from Invergordon and Connie Ramsay from Tain on securing silver and bronze medals respectively in their individual sports at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; recognises that to achieve such a standard requires commitment, determination and drive, and considers that all three have shown such attributes and are ambassadors for all in the Highlands and Islands, not only those wishing to pursue competitive sports, but also those wishing to partake in healthier lifestyles.

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Answers to recent questions raised by Rhoda in parliament

Rhoda Grant

To ask the Scottish Government whether its proposed constitution for an independent Scotland would, in principle, allow areas of the country to secede.
Nicola Sturgeon

Section 6 of the Scottish Government’s draft Scottish Independence Bill, which was published for consultation on 16 June 2014, provides that the territory of Scotland, in the event of independence, would continue to consist of all the land, islands, internal waters and territorial sea that form the territory of Scotland at present.

This is in accordance with widely-accepted principles of international law.

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Burghead Man Wins Bronze in Hammer Throwing at Commonwealth Games

Highlands & Islands MSP and Shadow Minister for Wellbeing, Rhoda Grant, has placed a Motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating local Burghead man Mark Dry in securing a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Mark threw the hammer a distance of 71.64 metres to secure third place in the competition.

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Rhoda Grant MSP Tells Tesco to Take Action

Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant is calling time on land banking by Tesco in Thurso on the Auction site development.

Mrs Grant visited the site with local Thurso Councillor Roger Saxon, a long term critic of the supermarket giant, to see first hand the lack of progress being made at the site.

Pressure has been mounting on Tesco over recent months as local councillors and Thurso Community Council have demanded action from the supermarket as well as the launch of an on-line petition from Thurso resident, Fiona McNab, calling for action at the site which has gathered over 1,100 signatures since its launch only a couple of weeks ago.

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Rhoda Grant : Shortfall in Ultra Sound Scanning Service For Mothers To Be

Rhoda Grant MSP has called for urgent action by the Scottish Government to help NHS Highland provide the same level of obstetric ultra sound service that is available in other parts of Scotland.

Currently, no ultra sound scanning is available in Argyll and Bute with women having to travel to the hospitals in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.