Greens call for north rail improvements

The Scottish Green Party is calling on the Scottish Government to deliver on its promises by urgently investing in improvements to rail services in the north. Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie, and Strathspey and Badenoch Councillor Pippa Hadley, have made the call in the wake of Transform Scotland highlighting the Scottish Government’s failure to … Continue reading Greens call for north rail improvements

HIAL accused of wasting £18,000 on Centralisation Study

Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie has accused Highlands and Islands Airport Limited (HIAL), the Scottish Government owned agency charged with running remote, rural and island airports, of wasting over £18,000 of public money on a study into proposals to centralise its air traffic control system. Research by Mr Finnie has revealed that HIAL spent … Continue reading HIAL accused of wasting £18,000 on Centralisation Study

Finnie Calls for Safety Improvements at Garve

Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie has called for urgent safety improvements to be carried out at the Garve level crossing, following a spate of reports of cyclists falling at the junction. Mr Finnie has raised the matter with both Network Rail, who own and maintain the railway, and Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government agency … Continue reading Finnie Calls for Safety Improvements at Garve

Greens Welcome CalMac Contract Award

Scottish Green MSPs John Finnie and Ross Greer today welcomed the news that CalMac Ferries Limited is the preferred tenderer for the next contract to operate the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) network. The public sector operator was up against private outsourcing company Serco. John Finnie, Scottish Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands, … Continue reading Greens Welcome CalMac Contract Award