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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.

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.

Covid-19 community deaths and care worker PPE concerns

Responding to today’s new figures on Covid-19 deaths in the community, as well as the open letter from care workers to Nicola Sturgeon over the PPE crisis, Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:

"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.

Action to boost volunteer numbers

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has welcomed the launch of a new drive to boost volunteer numbers in Scotland.

Jamie welcomes UK support for self-employed

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has said the Chancellor’s emergency measures to help the self-employed will be particularly warmly welcomed across his region.