Highlands & Islands MSP Rhoda Grant has lodged a motion with the Scottish Parliament congratulating and recognising the achievements of a trio of Highlanders at the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow yesterday.
Highlands & Islands MSP Rhoda Grant has expressed her disappointment that the Government have replaced the Commissioner to represent the interests of landlords of crofts on the Board of the Crofting Commission, with a representative of private landowners.
I am seeking applications for a Parliamentary Internship for a disabled graduate.
This role will have a focus on developing work in the policy area of violence against women.
Rhoda Grant MSP attended the launch of a new report looking at the financial costs faced by families of babies admitted to neonatal care in Scotland.
The campaign is organised by Bliss Scotland, the special care baby charity, which provides support to families of babies born premature and sick.
The new Bliss Scotland report, ‘It’s not a game: the very real costs of having a premature or sick baby in Scotland’, is based on a survey parents and responses from 13 neonatal units in Scotland
Welcoming the new Fire Scotland training facilities earmarked for the Stornoway on the Western Isles, Highlands & Islands MSP Rhoda Grant sai,
“ I am delighted to see that Fire Fighters on the Western Isles will no longer have to travel to Invergordon to train.
SANDS Awareness Month—That the Parliament welcomes June as Stillbirth and Neonatal Death (SANDS) Awareness Month; understands the great sadness that is felt at the loss of a child and that every day in the UK approximately 17 babies will be stillborn or die shortly after birth due to complications during pregnancy; recognises that more can be done to support parents and pregnant women by improving the quality of services, creating databases that can be used to gain statistical information regarding stillbirths and neonatal deaths, and supporting medical and scientific research in this area, and notes the Scottish Government’s goal of reducing the number of deaths due to stillbirth by 15% by 2015.