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Scottish Parliament: Apprenticeships (Government Support) (23 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: 2. To ask the Scottish Government how it supports apprenticeships. (S4O-05687)

Scottish Parliament: Apprenticeships (Government Support) (23 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: I have been contacted by representatives of Ardfern Yacht Centre, in Argyll, who are keen to take on an apprentice boat builder to train with their experienced team. They have identified the young person, who is keen to fulfil the role, but they are experiencing problems accessing funding support from Skills Development Scotland, because the formal theory parts of the MA are delivered only at...

Scottish Parliament: Library Provision in Schools (Highlands and Islands) (16 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: 8. To ask the Scottish Government how it encourages the provision of libraries in schools in the Highlands and Islands. (S4O-05663)

Scottish Parliament: Library Provision in Schools (Highlands and Islands) (16 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: I thank the minister for that reply, with which I agree. Is he aware of the level of concern in Argyll and Bute at the council’s decision to cut librarian jobs from secondary schools? Does he agree that discovering books, and the joy of reading and intellectual curiosity and inquiry, outside the school curriculum is a key part of going to school? Does he further agree that the removal of a...

Scottish Parliament: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (16 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: Will the member give way?

Scottish Parliament: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (16 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: The figure of 10 deer per hectare just cited by the member would mean that a 1,000 acre farm would have 10,000 deer on it. I cannot believe that the figures are correct.

Scottish Parliament: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (16 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I refer members to my agricultural interests in the register of members’ interests. Before I turn to the subject of this debate, since this will be my last speech in the Parliament after almost 17 years, I hope that the Presiding Officer will allow me to thank her and her staff and all the many others in this Parliament, from SPICe to the security staff, the...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Impact of United Kingdom Leaving) (9 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: It is no secret that the Scottish Government is having trouble delivering the common agricultural policy subsidies to farmers in Scotland. What budget would those subsidies come from if we were no longer part of the EU?

Scottish Parliament: Historic Buildings and Built Heritage (9 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: 4. To ask the Scottish Government how it supports the historic houses and built heritage sector. (S4O-05629)

Scottish Parliament: Historic Buildings and Built Heritage (9 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: I am very glad that the minister mentioned that event in committee room 1. All members and staff are very welcome to come to it. What extra support can the Scottish Government provide to historic houses that are in need of urgent repair? Will the minister urge ministerial colleagues and others to redouble their efforts to promote heritage tourism in particular?

Scottish Parliament: Rural Payments (9 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Rural Payments (9 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: Rural Payments (9 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: The head of the Young Crofters, Mr James Shewan, said in a newsletter: “Discussion in the Young Crofters group has found that most of our members have not even received their Illustration of Entitlements, which shows how much they are due to be paid, let alone any money”.

Scottish Parliament: Rural Payments (9 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: He continued: “What impression does this give to any young crofters, but especially those on the fence about whether or not to take on the family croft?”

Scottish Parliament: Fairtrade Fortnight (2 Mar 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: I, too, congratulate Fiona McLeod on what has been a very good parliamentary career and on securing time in Parliament for this debate. Governments around the world are looking to trade as a driver of economic growth and poverty reduction, and trade is central to the sustainable development goals that make up the new global poverty reduction and sustainability framework that has been adopted....

Scottish Parliament: Orkney Islands Council (Meetings) (25 Feb 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: What actions has the Scottish Government taken to capitalise on Orkney’s successful use of renewable energy and what steps have been taken to decarbonise the base-load for Orkney?

Scottish Parliament: European Union Membership Referendum (23 Feb 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: The cabinet secretary will be aware that the European and External Relations Committee is undertaking a far-reaching inquiry into the implications of EU reform and the referendum, with evidence from many eminent witnesses. Does she agree with the sentiment of many of the witnesses that leaving the EU would be bad for Scottish exports to the continent, which are estimated at £11.6 billion?...

Scottish Parliament: Local Newspapers (11 Feb 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: I regret that I will have to leave the chamber before the closing speeches and apologise in advance for doing so. I agree strongly with the motion that local newspapers are extremely valuable to constituents and communities across Scotland. They are also very valuable to politicians as a vehicle for expressing our sentiments and policies, and of course our photographs—where would we be...

Scottish Parliament: Argyll and Bute Council (Discussions) (3 Feb 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: 5. To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with representatives of Argyll and Bute Council. (S4O-05508)

Scottish Parliament: Argyll and Bute Council (Discussions) (3 Feb 2016)

Jamie McGrigor: Is the minister aware of the extent of the concern among councillors and the public in Argyll and Bute about the severity of the spending cuts that are being considered there and about their impact on vital local services? In particular, can he comment on the possible loss of core funding to the Argyll and Bute citizens advice bureaux network, which directly prevents dozens of people each...


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