NHS Highland dumping money in the Atlantic (again!)

This story – NHS Highland gets £2.5m Government ‘bailout’ – from The Scotsman makes depressing reading. Particularly so, for patients in Lochaber where we are struggling to recruit GP’s for rural practices and pregnant women travel to Inverness for routine scans because of the lack of a senior sonographer at the Belford Hospital. Yet today’s front page splash…

Are rural areas under attack?

The Editor of the De tha Dol? asked me to provide an update, for this month’s edition,  about a variety of issues affecting the peninsula communities, It seems as though the rural areas in the West Highlands are facing many challenges, when it comes to the provision of vital public services. These are my thoughts on…