The Minister for Older People and Equalities met with staff from Ross-shire Women's Aid yesterday (Tuesday 16 July.)
Christina McKelvie MSP discussed the impact of domestic abuse on women and children; how limited after-school care, nursery provision and holiday activities on the island that present problems for working woman; the lack of mental health resources and access to health services in general for adults and children; limited specialist resources within education and how the ASN provision cuts will impact needs; vulnerability of women working in small businesses alongside their partners; limited private rental market which impacts on women’s ability to move and separate from their abuser; further NHS funding cuts.
A sweet-seller from Skye has created the ultimate HebCelt delicacy – a stick of rock that says HebCelt right the way through!
Inga Bonk of Inga’s Sweet Treats has been a long-time fan of Hebridean Celtic Festival, attending every year from her home in Skye and this year selling her sweet treats not just at the Town Hall craft market but from her stall at the festival arena itself.
She hatched the idea of trying a HebCelt rock after testing Isle of Skye rock at her shop in Wentworth Street in Portree. The blue and yellow stripes of the HebCelt tent were her next inspiration, and the only possible place to get the rock made was immediately obvious – Blackpool!
A new online and telephone consumer advice service has been launched for Scottish consumers.
Funded by the Scottish Government, www.consumeradvice.scot provides free, practical and impartial advice to everyone in Scotland.
There is a web chat facility as well as a Freephone number 0808 164 6000.