This election was called "rather suddenly" meaning that every party in every constituency in the UK is now hurriedly preparing for the campaign ahead.
I consider myself very lucky here in Ross, Skye and Lochaber, where a great team of volunteers instantly took up the challenge and despite already being committed to the council elections have already covered most of the groundwork needed to get the campaign started.
The first batch of leaflets are ready to go and at 11.00am on Saturday, May 6th my campaign will officially be launched in Somerled Square, Portree.
I congratulate the team on their work and tremendous achievement before other parties have even announced their candidates.
The launch will be a lively, happy event and all constituents are welcome to come along and take part.