Opportunity for people with a history of drug or alcohol problems in the Highlands to start a career in helping others.
Long-standing rural challenges such as digital connectivity, transport and isolation have also worsened during the pandemic, the Marginalised Rural Communities Report has found.
Ms Forbes said the latest action was aimed at preventing things getting worse – potentially very quickly – as a result of this new strain of Covid.
Forbes welcomes ‘targeted approach’ to new Covid measures but Grant says ‘unfair’ on hospitality trade
Local MSP Kate Forbes said she supports the fact that these measures recognise the particular challenges in the central belt and do not impose all of the same restrictions on a national basis.