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Commitment to food standards welcomed by MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has welcomed a commitment by the UK Government to maintain the highest food and animal welfare standards in any future trade deals.

MSP backs call for new tourism campaign

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston is backing calls for the Scottish Government to fund a campaign to support Scotland’s hospitality and tourism industry.

Action needed to protect Moray jobs

Commenting on a forecast by the Scottish Government’s chief economist, Gary Gillespie, that 47% of jobs in Moray are in industries that are at high risk – such as tourism, construction and manufacturing – and up to 10,000 jobs could be lost, Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:

COMMENT on NHS Orkney data breach

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:

“Patient confidentiality is absolutely fundamental to public trust in the system.

Don't use Chinese lanterns

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston is backing NFU Scotland’s condemnation of plans for a mass release of Chinese lanterns this weekend.

Mr Halcro Johnston said: “My region suffered from several devastating wildfires last year.