"These plans are far from a like-for-like replacement; rather, it’s a substantial downgrading."
John Finnie says police watchdog report shows the need to save the Inverness control room, and demands assurance that trade unions will be involved in any decision.
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
Great news for John and his fellow campaigners, as government officials recommend that Knocknagael Farm should be kept in agricultural use.
Part of the government-owned Knocknagael Stud Farm on the south side of the city is earmarked to be sold off to developers, but community groups are calling for the land to be used for community food production, including new allotments.