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Chamber and committees

13 Years of the HI-Scot Credit Union

  • Submitted by: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 November 2019
  • Motion reference: S5M-19778

That the Parliament congratulates the HI-Scot Credit Union, which is based in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, on 13 years of operation; notes that HI-Scot began as the Western Isles Credit Union in 2006 and expanded services across the entire Highlands and to Orkney and Shetland in 2011; recognises that HI-Scot serves over 3,000 members in the Highlands and Islands; commends the credit union for serving as a vital community resource for people in the Highlands and Islands; understands that, throughout the last 13 years, HI-Scot has approved over £9.5 million in loans helping people in the Highlands and Islands make large purchases, and wishes HI-Scot continued success in the coming years.

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Jackie Baillie, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Angus MacDonald, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Joan McAlpine, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, Gail Ross, Alex Rowley, Maureen Watt, Sandra White