Raise a dram to those producing Scotland’s iconic drink
Figures released today by the Scotch Whisky Association show that the contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to the UK economy has grown by 10% since 2016 to £5.5bn.
Yesterday’s Indicative Votes in the House of Commons have showed that significant support has shifted towards giving the people the final say on Brexit.
The confirmatory referendum option received more support than Theresa May’s deal and was the most popular option on the order paper.
End exploitation of cocoa farmers
Far North MP, Jamie Stone, has co-sponsored a motion in Parliament calling for an end to the unfair exploitation of cocoa farmers in the developing world.
Responding to a video from pupils from Tain Royal Academy, Knockbreck Primary School and Craighill Primary School showing the poor state of their current schools, Mr Stone has called on the Scottish Government to find the much needed funds to build a new school.
Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/tainydo/videos/572095419959658/
The need to address this issue has been recognised for some time and funds were set aside for a new school during Mr Stone’s time as a Highland Councillor.
Disability shouldn’t mean everyday life costs more
Jamie Stone has today showed his support for disabled people at a parliamentary event organised by disability equality charity Scope.
We need a regulator to protect access to cash
More than 8 million UK adults would struggle to cope in a cashless society, according to a major report which claims that the country’s “cash infrastructure” is in danger of collapsing.
Jamie Stone pledges to go plastic free for lent
Far North MP Jamie Stone is joining MPs from across the House in partnering with Tearfund, a development charity working to set up innovative waste recycling hubs in some of the world’s poorest slum communities.
SNP continue to fail Highlands when it comes to healthcare
Jamie Stone has today called the First Minister’s 12-week Treatment Time Guarantee “completely worthless”, after it was missed by the largest ever margin on record.
Responding to an announcement by the Scottish Government they will be investing £12million in maternity services, Far North MP Jamie Stone said:
"While I of course agree that investment to ensure the right level of care for premature babies is vital, this is another example of funding stopping at the central belt.
RBS are failing their customers
Jamie Stone, Liberal Democrat MP for Scottish Affairs, has criticised RBS for their poor customer service.
On a day where RBS announced that profits more than doubled to 1.62bn in 2018, the bank has been ranked bottom of an official survey of customers’ satisfaction with their banks.