Holyrood News

Jamie challenges SNP on childcare

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has challenged John Swinney on the return of childcare following the Education Secretary’s announcement that schools should plan to re-open on a full-time basis from August.

Social Care must no longer be health’s poor neighbour

A key lesson of the coronavirus pandemic is that social care should no longer be treated as the poorer neighbour of the NHS.

That’s according to Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston, who made the plea today during a Scottish Parliament debate on the future of the NHS.

Jamie welcomes new helpline

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has welcomed the launch of a dedicated helpline for people at high risk from coronavirus.

"Unsurprised” by childcare expansion delay

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has said that he is “unsurprised” that the Scottish Government is suspending the deadline for delivery of its expansion of childcare hours.