Speech: The Scottish Budget 2014

Jean spoke in the final debate on the Scottish Budget, emphasising again the importanmce of preventative spending, and secure funding for the charities that provide so many preventative services. She also addressed the Bedroom Tax, which the Scottish Government has successfully mitigated but which remains effectively a tax paid by…

Holyrood passes marriage equality

Jean has welcomed MSPs’ overwhelming support for marriage equality, as the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill was passed on a vote of 105-18 this evening. Jean said: “I was very proud to cast my vote for marriage equality this evening. This is an historic and joyful occasion for Scotland,…

Remembering John Farquhar Munro

I was sad to hear of the death over the weekend of John Farquhar Munro, who was a crofter, a Highland councillor, and Liberal Democrat MSP for Ross, Skye and Inverness West from the start of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 until the 2011 election. I enjoyed a craic with…