Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is urging residents to support their local news providers, both paper and online.

“Our local media is indispensable, particularly during an emergency like the one we are experiencing, when up-to-date and reliable local news is at a premium, and many people are self-isolating at home.

“Our local newspapers and dedicated online news providers provide a vital public service not just by reporting local news but also by promoting social cohesion amongst our communities.

“We owe a debt of thanks to the editors, journalists and their support staff who have continued to produce topical and relevant information for our local communities.

“We have never needed our local media more than we do now.”