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FERGUS EWING: Does Inverness need to be a low emissions zone?

29 August 2023
FERGUS EWING: Does Inverness need to be a low emissions zone?

FERGUS EWING: Does Inverness need to be a low emissions zone?

29 August 2023

It's a kind of poll tax for wheels, says Inverness and Nairn MSP.


FERGUS EWING: Respite service is a real lifeline for many families

15 August 2023
FERGUS EWING: Respite service is a real lifeline for many families

FERGUS EWING: Respite service is a real lifeline for many families

15 August 2023

Within the heart of our community lies a haven of care and respite: The Orchard.


FERGUS EWING: This latest Greens proposal needs to go in recycling bin too!

01 August 2023
FERGUS EWING: This latest Greens proposal needs to go in recycling bin too!

FERGUS EWING: This latest Greens proposal needs to go in recycling bin too!

01 August 2023

Proposals from Patrick Harvie to require properties to decarbonise their heating systems come under fire from the Inverness and Nairn MSP.


FERGUS EWING: Winnie earned nickname while being voice for Highlands

18 July 2023
FERGUS EWING: Winnie earned nickname while being voice for Highlands

FERGUS EWING: Winnie earned nickname while being voice for Highlands

18 July 2023

For 23 years she served as the voice of the Highlands and Islands in Europe, earning the nickname “Madame Ecosse”, says our MSP.


FERGUS EWING: I’ll be doing all I can to make sure A9 dualling happens

19 June 2023
FERGUS EWING: I’ll be doing all I can to make sure A9 dualling happens

FERGUS EWING: I’ll be doing all I can to make sure A9 dualling happens

19 June 2023

Last week in Holyrood, the petitions committee heard from Grahame Barn, CEO of Civil Engineers Contractors Association Scotland.


FERGUS EWING: Time for the Highlands to get more of the transport budget?

06 June 2023
FERGUS EWING: Time for the Highlands to get more of the transport budget?

FERGUS EWING: Time for the Highlands to get more of the transport budget?

06 June 2023

The excellent coverage by this newspaper of tragic loss of life on the A9 has reverberated widely and well beyond the Highlands.


FERGUS EWING: Highlands deserve FOUR seats in Holyrood parliament

22 May 2023
FERGUS EWING: Highlands deserve FOUR seats in Holyrood parliament

FERGUS EWING: Highlands deserve FOUR seats in Holyrood parliament

22 May 2023

Last week in Holyrood proposals were published for consultation on the boundaries of the constituencies in the next Holyrood election due in 2026.


FERGUS EWING: We must concentrate on the promises we made

09 May 2023
FERGUS EWING: We must concentrate on the promises we made

FERGUS EWING: We must concentrate on the promises we made

09 May 2023

Not long after the Scottish Parliament was reconvened, an opinion poll asked what people felt to be the most important matters.


FERGUS EWING: Inconvenient truths in the battle for energy future

25 April 2023
FERGUS EWING: Inconvenient truths in the battle for energy future

FERGUS EWING: Inconvenient truths in the battle for energy future

25 April 2023

A very long time ago I debated with the distinguished Labour MP Tam Dalyell.


FERGUS EWING: Will the Green tail keep wagging the SNP dog?

11 April 2023
FERGUS EWING: Will the Green tail keep wagging the SNP dog?

FERGUS EWING: Will the Green tail keep wagging the SNP dog?

11 April 2023

The SNP MSP says: "I do not believe that this deal [with the Greens] helps us at all, on the contrary, I’m certain it’s damaging Scotland."


FERGUS EWING: Courier debate achieved clear promises on the A9

28 March 2023
FERGUS EWING: Courier debate achieved clear promises on the A9

FERGUS EWING: Courier debate achieved clear promises on the A9

28 March 2023

Columnist Fergus Ewing discusses the future of the A9 and the A96.


FERGUS EWING: Livelihoods are at risk from ‘disastrous’ scheme

15 March 2023
FERGUS EWING: Livelihoods are at risk from ‘disastrous’ scheme

FERGUS EWING: Livelihoods are at risk from ‘disastrous’ scheme

15 March 2023

All over Scotland small brewers and distillers are desperately worried about the introduction of the deposit return scheme.


FERGUS EWING: Deposit Return Scheme is textbook example of how not to govern

28 February 2023
FERGUS EWING: Deposit Return Scheme is textbook example of how not to govern

FERGUS EWING: Deposit Return Scheme is textbook example of how not to govern

28 February 2023

Veteran SNP MSP says he has never come across anything quite so shambolic in government.


FERGUS EWING: 'Once trust goes – elections are lost. And deservedly so'

12 February 2023
FERGUS EWING: 'Once trust goes – elections are lost. And deservedly so'

FERGUS EWING: 'Once trust goes – elections are lost. And deservedly so'

12 February 2023

Veteran SNP MSP brands 'lame' A9 dualling delay excuses as balderdash – and fears more lives will be lost.


Our Man in Holyrood: Inquiry could help speed up A9 and A96 road dualling projects

01 February 2023
Our Man in Holyrood: Inquiry could help speed up A9 and A96 road dualling projects

Our Man in Holyrood: Inquiry could help speed up A9 and A96 road dualling projects

01 February 2023

MSP Fergus Ewing provides his latest views on the A9 and A96 dualling, the reopening of the Cairngorm funicular railway, and remembers the Holocaust.


Our Man in Holyrood: 'Planning changes could help secure rural futures'

18 January 2023
Our Man in Holyrood: 'Planning changes could help secure rural futures'

Our Man in Holyrood: 'Planning changes could help secure rural futures'

18 January 2023

Back to work at Holyrood after Christmas we debated the future of planning policy in Scotland, writes MSP Fergus Ewing.


Fergus Ewing: 'We haven’t delivered on our A9 dualling promise'

03 January 2023
Fergus Ewing: 'We haven’t delivered on our A9 dualling promise'

Fergus Ewing: 'We haven’t delivered on our A9 dualling promise'

03 January 2023

In the year ahead, I shall continue to press for more investment in our Highland roads, writes MSP Fergus Ewing.


Fergus Ewing: Don’t miss out on chance to get pension payment

21 December 2022
Fergus Ewing: Don’t miss out on chance to get pension payment

Fergus Ewing: Don’t miss out on chance to get pension payment

21 December 2022

According to recent statistics, around 40 per cent of people entitled to pension credit don’t apply for it.


MSP FERGUS EWING: If you can, help keep our small shops and businesses open

07 December 2022
MSP FERGUS EWING: If you can, help keep our small shops and businesses open

MSP FERGUS EWING: If you can, help keep our small shops and businesses open

07 December 2022

He says 'buy local this festive period'


FERGUS EWING: Gaelic language is a talking point for MSPs

22 November 2022
FERGUS EWING: Gaelic language is a talking point for MSPs

FERGUS EWING: Gaelic language is a talking point for MSPs

22 November 2022

Last week in Holyrood we debated the achievements and challenges facing the Gaelic language and the Scots tongue.


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