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Highlands and Islands losing out on government investment

A Highlands and Islands MSP has expressed astonishment after it was revealed that the Scottish Government has failed to make a single award of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) to businesses in the region in the last three years.

MSP warns “pothole tax” would hit rural motorists

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has warned that proposals for a new tax to pay for the cost of repairing potholes risks disproportionately hitting drivers living in rural areas.

COMMENT: Orkney wind turbine funding

Commenting on the results of the latest Contracts for Difference allocation announced by the UK Government today, Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:

Northern Isles Ferry Service Contract

Commenting on the announcement that the Northern Isles ferry service contract preferred bidder will be Serco, Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said: “Today’s announcement that Serco Northlink has been designated as preferred bidder to continue to run our ferry services is welcome.