HIAL have obviously been tasked with making cuts and continuing austerity policies in the Highlands and Islands on behalf of the government.
We have already had to suffer parking charges notwithstanding the Our Islands Our Future policy; now we are threatened with centralisation of air traffic control.
If broadband coverage is so good here now, then there is no reason why air traffic control can’t work from here. Like other centralisation, new technology has not provided rural jobs but conversely has made life more precarious in the Highlands and Islands.
We are being stripped of good quality jobs and again it results in empty pockets for us. It is time this government stopped making life more precarious and protect our fragile services.
Scottish Labour and Co-operative Party candidate