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Jamie backs local meat producers

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has given his backing to the region’s meat producers.

With January dubbed “Veganuary” by proponents of veganism, the Conservative MSP highlighted the contribution the meat sector makes to local economies across the Highlands and Islands.

UK response to Flybe

Highlands and Islands Conservative MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston commented: “Flybe provides important links to and from the Highlands and Islands, and beyond.

Concern over potential Police cuts

Commenting on the £50m black hole faced by Police Scotland, and concerns that police numbers could have to be cut, Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:

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.