Q&A Election Candidates Q8.

HERE for Caithness Question 8. What are each candidates thoughts on/plans for addressing negative impacts of (some) aspects of tourism in the area, in terms of dirty/roadside/informal camping & park ups and associated impacts on local residents. Thurso & Northwest Caithness Iain Gregory Once again, we are behind the curve. I have travelled all overContinue reading “Q&A Election Candidates Q8.”

Q&A Election Candidates Q7.

HERE for Caithness Question 7. The work of the third sector is impacted by uncertainty because of short term funding provided by many statutory agencies, if elected what efforts would you make to change this and give organisations doing vital work a degree of financial security. Thurso & Northwest Caithness Iain Gregory I have aContinue reading “Q&A Election Candidates Q7.”

Q&A Election Candidates Q6.

HERE for Caithness Question 6. It is shocking to read that local wind farm owners are paid considerable sums of money to stop producing electricity whilst at the same time we pay some of the highest charges for power in the UK. Like many people locally, I’d like to understand how if elected, you wouldContinue reading “Q&A Election Candidates Q6.”

Q&A Election Candidates Q5.

HERE for Caithness Question 5 If elected how do you purpose to improve public transport in the county and challenge Stagecoach to improve their clapped out fleet of vehicles. Thurso & Northwest Caithness Iain Gregory The Scottish Government recently launched a £62 million “Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund”, intended to help Scottish bus operatorsContinue reading “Q&A Election Candidates Q5.”

Q&A Election Candidates Q4.

HERE for Caithness Question 4 Dounreay is the major employer in Caithness, do you support plans for new investment in developing a long term future for generating nuclear power in the county. Thurso & Northwest Caithness Iain Gregory In a word. Yes. We have an incredible pool of expertise in Caithness. We have the experience.Continue reading “Q&A Election Candidates Q4.”

Q&A Election Candidates Q3.

HERE for Caithness Our final question for today, more tomorrow! Question 3. Caithness is predicted to have a 21% decrease in population within the Caithness in the next 20 years, far greater than anywhere in the Highlands. What actions would you take to prevent Caithness losing one fifth of its population? Thurso & Northwest CaithnessContinue reading “Q&A Election Candidates Q3.”

Q&A Election Candidates Q2.

HERE for Caithness Question 2. The people of Caithness are facing a cost of living crisis what measures would you take to help support the most vulnerable particularly the elderly, disabled and young families. Thurso & Northwest Caithness Iain Gregory We face the worst cost of living crisis since the 1970’s. Locally, I will continueContinue reading “Q&A Election Candidates Q2.”

Q&A Election Candidates Q1.

HERE for Caithness We invited all candidates for the 2022 elections to respond to questions from the community, follow us over the coming days to see more responses… Question 1 – Over the last 5 years we have seen a massive decline in our local women’s health services. Caithness General used to have 2 gynaeContinue reading “Q&A Election Candidates Q1.”

The Polteney Peoples Project

The PPP has so much to offer, that you probably don’t know about, here’s a video talking about it all! For even more information please visit https://hereforcaithness.org/service/caithness-poverty-action-group/

Scottish Recovery Network Survey!

The Scottish Recovery Network believe that to make recovery real we all need to be equal partners in transforming the mental health system. We want Scotland to be a place where people with lived experience are meaningfully involved in the design and delivery of mental health support and strategies. To get a better understanding ofContinue reading “Scottish Recovery Network Survey!”