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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.

MSP launches poll on election posters

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has written to Shetland Islands Council after concerns were raised with him on the volume of candidate posters on public property during the recent by election.

Jamie praises Moray charity

Friendly Access, a Lossiemouth-based surf and swim charity for disabled young people, has been congratulated on its success in gaining a £100,000 award from the National Lottery Community Fund, by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.