Jamie welcomes scrapping of hated “Named Person” plan

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has welcomed the scrapping of the SNP Government’s plan for a “Named Person” scheme.

Mr Halcro Johnston said: “I share the relief of many parents and teachers that this ill-thought through scheme has been scrapped by John Swinney. It’s just a shame the SNP took six years to realise how unworkable it is.

“This has caused real concern and real uncertainly for many, including local councils and other bodies which have been forced to make preparations for a scheme the SNP has now binned.

“The SNP have, time and time again, refused to apologise for this mess – one which is entirely of their own making. It’s comes as no surprise that this embarrassing announcement coincides with Nicola Sturgeon’s latest tax-payer funded jaunt overseas - to Germany, this time, to pick up a media award. It really does tell you all you need to know about the SNP’s priorities.

”This fiasco reminds us that Scotland has a government in Edinburgh utterly unwilling to listen to any opinion which differs from their own”.