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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.

Jamie backs RNLI

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has given strong backing to the RNLI following criticism in one national newspaper of the charity’s work overseas.

MSP champions role of franchising

A Conservative MSP has highlighted the role franchising plays in regional economies in a speech to business owners this morning.

Jamie welcomes student visa announcement

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has described the announcement by the UK Government that there will be a two year post study work visa for international students as “great news”.

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.

SNP's “huge blunder” over fishing as Shetland prepares to vote

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has said the SNP’s Derek Mackay has made a “huge blunder” after the Finance Secretary admitted on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme yesterday (29 July 2019) that political deals with the European Union would require ‘trade-offs’ when asked about the fut