The maximum number of health services must be delivered locally, not far away
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MY HOPES FOR 2022: Jamie Stone, Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Local MP Jamie Stone is determined to help ensure that as many healthcare services as possible being delivered within Caithness.
He also wants to see Wick John O'Groats Airport being used to its full potential, following recent moves to reintroduce scheduled links with Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
Mr Stone, the Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, said: "Above all else we all want to see the powers that be take on board that the maximum number of health services must be delivered locally, not far away involving people having to travel long distances at a cost and personal inconvenience, and sometimes in inclement weather.
"We need to see Wick airport being used to its fullest potential. This in turn will help drive all our efforts to secure high-quality employment opportunities in Caithness – employment based on the skills in the far north associated with Dounreay.
"The proposed Sutherland spaceport is an example of this. There have been unsuccessful attempts to stymie this project, but I greatly hope that this is all behind us."
Mr Stone added: "Caithness is a vibrant county which understands the value of hard graft. I hope and trust that Covid is now on the way out and that we can all get back to work again."
The MP is among a number of elected representatives, business leaders and others who have been asked to outline their main hopes for the coming 12 months.