Highlands and Islands Green MSP John Finnie has accused The Highland Council of ignoring its own impact assessment by pressing ahead with the proposed closure of public toilets. The Highland Council Equality Impact Assessment , conducted in January this year identifies public health issues for older people, people with disabilities and notably those who are … Continue reading Highland Council Causing a Stink with Toilet Closures
John Finnie MSP has congratulated Badenoch and Strathspey based Roots and Shoots on being awarded the Highland Council’s Play Improvement Group’s annual Highland Play Award. Roots and Shoots is a not for profit social enterprise launched in May 2016 with the aim of increasing outdoor play opportunities for all in Badenoch and Strathspey and the … Continue reading John Finnie Congratulates Roots and Shoots on Award
"These plans are far from a like-for-like replacement; rather, it’s a substantial downgrading."
Yesterday (29th September 2015) John spoke in the Scottish Government's debate on New Psychoactive Substances. John spoke highlighting his role as the Co-Convenor of the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Drugs and as a member of the Scottish Government convened New Psychoactive Substances Cross Party Working Group, which includes the Scottish Government, Police, health experts, legal experts … Continue reading John’s Speech on New Psychoactive Substances
This week I have written to both the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead MSP, and the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport, Shona Robison MSP, to highlight Dr Hugo Van Woerden's letter to the SRUC regarding the proposed closure of the Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre (DSC). Dr Van Woerden's letter, which you can read … Continue reading Update on Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre
John has launched a campaign to retain a vital veterinary disease surveillance service for the Highlands. Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is currently consulting on closing the Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre, operated by its SAC Consulting division. Such a closure would leave Highlands & Islands farmers with only the disease surveillance centre (DSC) in Thurso as cover, … Continue reading John Campaigns to Save Highland Veterinary Disease Laboratory