New party for region set to Rise
A POLITICAL party planning a socialist alternative to the SNP and Labour is to draw up a manifesto for the Highlands and Islands.
RISE (Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism) was formed in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum campaign.
Independent Highlands and Islands list MSP Jean Urquhart has agreed to help draw up a manifesto.
She said she would not be standing for re- election in the 2016 Holyrood election, but said she was ‘delighted’ to be involved in the manifesto for the Highlands and Islands.