Non-agricultural seasonal and temporary migrant workers in Scotland

Non-agricultural seasonal and temporary migrant workers in Scotland Responding to the publication of the Non-agricultural seasonal and temporary migrant workers in urban and rural Scotland report, which provides an estimate of the proportion of seasonal migrant workers outside of the agricultural sector in 2019 and information on their living and working conditions.  Rural Economy Secretary, […]

SNP GOVERNMENT INVESTING £1.1 BILLION ACROSS SCOTLAND’S HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTOR

SNP GOVERNMENT INVESTING £1.1 BILLION ACROSS SCOTLAND’S HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTOR Health and social care services in Highland are to receive an additional £39,435 from the SNP Government to support the local response to the Coronavirus pandemic and prepare for winter. The extra funding has been allocated to help local services meet COVID-19 related […]

EWING FEARS GROWTH IN HIGHLAND REDUNDANCIES AS TORIES WITHDRAW SUPPORT FOR JOBS

EWING FEARS GROWTH IN HIGHLAND REDUNDANCIES AS TORIES WITHDRAW SUPPORT FOR JOBS SNP MSP for Inverness and Nairn, Fergus Ewing, has said the Tory government must perform an urgent U-turn over its reckless decision to withdraw support for jobs – after more companies in Highland voiced fears of redundancies after the furlough scheme ends next month. Bakery […]

Rural hardship

Rural hardship Speaking after co-chairing a farmhouse round table discussion with farmers and rural businesses who have suffered some form of hardship, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “Speaking out when faced with financial, emotional or any other kind of hardship is often one of the most courageous and difficult things an individual can do. […]

BEST START GRANT TO BENEFIT FAMILIES IN HIGHLAND

Best Start Grant Payments Supporting Families In Time For Christmas The Member of Scottish Parliament for Inverness and Nairn, Fergus Ewing MSP, has welcomed recent announcements from the Scottish Government that the first payments under the new Best Start Grant will be delivered to families in the Inverness and Nairn constituency in time for Christmas. […]

Cairngorm Mountains Update

Skiing and snow sports on Cairngorm are crucial to the local economy. They are also part of the culture of the local communities. The current problems which have arisen are of very serious concern both to me and HIE. Strathy readers, many of whom work in the sector, and many more who care passionately about […]

£7.7 million for South of Scotland projects

Funding for enterprise projects confirmed. Four key enterprise projects will reinvigorate the south of Scotland’s economy and stimulate inclusive growth, supported by Scottish Government funding. The South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP) has awarded £7.68 million to projects across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, to provide careers opportunities and build community resilience. £6.6 […]

Response to draft fisheries White Paper

Responding to the publication of the UK Government’s draft fisheries White Paper, “Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations”, Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “It is deeply frustrating that once again the UK Government has failed to substantively engage with us while developing its future fisheries proposals. This near lack of formal engagement presents a significant and […]

RBS Community Banker Information

    I am very disappointed that RBS have announced the closure of banks across the Highlands. However, I have pressed them to provide other options at meetings held with senior bank representatives. Below you will find information and details of drop-in clinics with the RBS community banker which may be helpful to my constituents. […]

£250K to promote regional produce

Funding for projects supporting locally-produced food and drink Small grants of around £5,000 each will be made available to promote Scottish produce. Recipients will include local food and drink producers, and regional food and drink networks, who traditionally can find funding difficult attract. The fund will open for applications in May and be overseen by […]