Assembly News

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

On Wednesday, January 16th, I supported Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s petition to bring Thrombectomy Operations back to Scotland. Scotland is the only part of the UK where thrombectomy operations, the removal of the blood clot which caused the stroke, are not performed.

20/02 This Week in Parliament

On Monday I held a surgery in Banchory where I spoke with constituents about issues facing the Northeast, including continued opposition to the proposed SSE pylons line and problems with the NHS.

30/01 This Week in Parliament

On Monday we welcomed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to Aberdeen for a public meeting regarding the AWPR. It was a well-attended event with many questions put to Humza from local residents on the many complications facing the project.

SSE Pylons Debate

As you may know, National Grid has just published a new Networks Options Assessment (NOA) report which recommended that the project should not proceed. This is a great victory for the area, but NOA recommendations are updated each year so the project could still pose a threat.
 

23/01 This Week in Parliament

On Monday I met with the Western Aberdeenshire Pylon Action group, who gave a presentation on the SSE pylons.

09/01 This Week In Parliament

On Monday I met with Jo Robinson, the Visit Scotland Regional Director for Aberdeenshire, to discuss growing tourism in the region.