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