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Lib Dems warn of '£2.5 million tax bombshell' for small businesses in far north

Lib Dems warn of '£2.5 million tax bombshell' for small businesses in far north

Lib Dems warn of '£2.5 million tax bombshell' for small businesses in far north

26 October 2021

Small and medium-sized businesses in the far north will pay an extra £2.5m a year due to the rise in national insurance, according to the Lib Dems.


Stone's Throw: Confusion caused by words heard at different times

Stone's Throw: Confusion caused by words heard at different times

Stone's Throw: Confusion caused by words heard at different times

24 October 2021

MP Jamie Stone recalls a time of unfortunate misunderstanding.


Inside Holyrood: We must be wary of ‘green lairds’

Inside Holyrood: We must be wary of ‘green lairds’

Inside Holyrood: We must be wary of ‘green lairds’

24 October 2021

SNP MSP Emma Roddick on the issues that have been occupying her recently.


Active travel campaigners congratulated at Scottish Parliament

Active travel campaigners congratulated at Scottish Parliament

Active travel campaigners congratulated at Scottish Parliament

24 October 2021

Critical Mass and Kidical Mass have been staging ride-outs for “wheelers” to call for better infrastructure so cyclists are safe on the roads.


Reflection in wake of MP killing

Reflection in wake of MP killing

Reflection in wake of MP killing

22 October 2021

The killing of Sir David Amess serves as a reminder that politicians must “expect the unexpected”, local MP Jamie Stone has warned.


Stone calls for action to stop post office closures in the Highlands and other parts of rural Scotland

Stone calls for action to stop post office closures in the Highlands and other parts of rural Scotland

Stone calls for action to stop post office closures in the Highlands and other parts of rural Scotland

19 October 2021

Action call for the Scottish and UK governments to take action to stop "the epidemic of post office closures".


Stone says proposed new Highland North constituency is 'stark raving bonkers'

Stone says proposed new Highland North constituency is 'stark raving bonkers'

Stone says proposed new Highland North constituency is 'stark raving bonkers'

15 October 2021

Highland North constituency plan would "threaten democratic participation" says MP Jamie Stone.


Sutherland is not on UK or Holyrood governments' radar

Sutherland is not on UK or Holyrood governments' radar

Sutherland is not on UK or Holyrood governments' radar

02 October 2021

Sutherland is not on the radar of either Holyrood or Westminster


Jobs and livelihoods under threat with end of furlough, warns MSP Maree Todd

Jobs and livelihoods under threat with end of furlough, warns MSP Maree Todd

Jobs and livelihoods under threat with end of furlough, warns MSP Maree Todd

01 October 2021

Maree Todd has warned that the end of furlough leaves the local hospitality sector facing an uncertain future, with jobs and livelihoods threatened.


Green MSP Ariane Burgess welcomes new police guidance over Class A drugs

Green MSP Ariane Burgess welcomes new police guidance over Class A drugs

Green MSP Ariane Burgess welcomes new police guidance over Class A drugs

25 September 2021

Highlands and Islands MSP Ariane Burgess has welcomed new guidance that means people with Class A drugs will not automatically be arrested.


MSP calls for rail and track improvements across the Highlands

MSP calls for rail and track improvements across the Highlands

MSP calls for rail and track improvements across the Highlands

24 September 2021

Emma Roddick says ‘I find it bizarre that ScotRail is using current passenger numbers to justify service reductions’


North MSP secures cross-party support for parliamentary debate on the ambulance crisis

North MSP secures cross-party support for parliamentary debate on the ambulance crisis

North MSP secures cross-party support for parliamentary debate on the ambulance crisis

23 September 2021

Jamie Halcro Johnston says 'I hope it will leave Humza Yousaf in no doubt of the growing anger that many are feeling'


Stone calls for public ownership intervention to protect energy consumers

Stone calls for public ownership intervention to protect energy consumers

Stone calls for public ownership intervention to protect energy consumers

21 September 2021

Local MP Jamie Stone is calling for an energy supplier to be taken into public ownership to help protect householders from spiralling bills.


MSP calls on Government to set target date

MSP calls on Government to set target date

MSP calls on Government to set target date

21 September 2021

Highlands and Islands MSP Edward Mountain is calling on the SNP Government to set a target date for the return of normal face-to-face GP services.


Rural communities will be helped by new government programme

Rural communities will be helped by new government programme

Rural communities will be helped by new government programme

19 September 2021

Holyrood Notebook by Maree Todd


Send Jamie Stone into space! - PM's jokey retort after being invited to launch of Sutherland Space Hub

Send Jamie Stone into space! - PM's jokey retort after being invited to launch of Sutherland Space Hub

Send Jamie Stone into space! - PM's jokey retort after being invited to launch of Sutherland Space Hub

15 September 2021

Mr Johnson wants to send Stone into space.


MSP supports call for tighter controls NC500

MSP supports call for tighter controls NC500

MSP supports call for tighter controls NC500

14 September 2021

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has voiced support for further measures to combat speeding drivers on the North Coast 500.


Stone warns UK commitment to Afghans will fail without funding for local authorities

Stone warns UK commitment to Afghans will fail without funding for local authorities

Stone warns UK commitment to Afghans will fail without funding for local authorities

09 September 2021

Jamie Stone has said it is "absolutely crucial" that local authorities are given UK government support to accommodate refugees from Afghanistan.


Plea to health secretary for improved mental health services in rural areas

Plea to health secretary for improved mental health services in rural areas

Plea to health secretary for improved mental health services in rural areas

09 September 2021

Mental health services in the Highlands are so bad that Conservative and Labour MSPs are working together alongside other parties to demand action.


North MP warns Universal Credit cut 'will do real damage to many local families'

North MP warns Universal Credit cut 'will do real damage to many local families'

North MP warns Universal Credit cut 'will do real damage to many local families'

09 September 2021

Up to 21 per cent of "hard-pressed" families in the north could be left worse off when the uplift to Universal Credit ends, Jamie Stone has warned.


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