Having been informed by NHS Highland that the Health Board is not in a position to suspend a community pharmacy application until present legislation is revoked and replaced with other instruction, Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs, Rhoda Grant and David Stewart, have contacted the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Alex Neil, asking when the new legislation relating to the granting of these applications will be introduced.
Following the decision by Moray Council to approve its first request for a community asset transfer, Elgin Youth Development Group will take ownership of the Mackintosh Building in Francis Place, Elgin.
The building which already housed Elgin Youth Café and the Moray Inkwell meeting place will now pass into the ownership of the Elgin Youth Café charitable trust. The youth development group – which set up the youth cafe in 2001 – applied for the transfer of the Mackintosh Building for use as a base for its charitable activities and to develop a sustainable community hub and training facility.
Welcoming this development Rhoda Grant MSP said
“I am very happy to see this building being taken into the ownership of the Elgin Youth Café trust.
Following the announcement that Police Scotland were no longer going to fund and manage Traffic Wardens across Scotland, Highlands & Islands MSP Rhoda Grant has been involved in talks with Police Scotland. On Wednesday 27 November , Rhoda Grant met the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Sir Stephen House, in Stirling to explore the issues that have been raised by people in the Highlands.
We often underestimate the importance of facial reconstruction, seeing it as something that is done for aesthetic purposes rather than medical imperatives, but that point of view underestimates the impact that a change to our face can have on us, both mentally and physically
Following the launch of the Debtbusters campaign in at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Wick last month, Highlands and Islands (Scottish Labour) MSP Rhoda Grant issued a Debtbusters survey to homes across Wick in order to get a better picture of the current financial situation for those living in the county.
Rhoda Grant has pledged her support for the Scottish Vision Strategy , a national campaign to ensure no one in Scotland loses their sight unnecessarily, and that those who are blind and partially sighted can live as independently as possible.
The five-year strategy has been agreed by a coalition of government, ophthalmologists, opticians and sight loss charities.