Moray MSP Richard Lochhead is demanding action following fresh revelations about the state of the region's ambulance service.
Mr Mackay's visit came as a petition calling for a transitional relief scheme to be established reached almost 2,000 signatures just 48 hours after being started.
Western Isles SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed new figures which show the number of people working in tourism in the Western Isles increased by 22% in one year - with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11%.
A north-east MSP has died after a short illness.
A multi-millionaire MSP is cutting back on the time he dedicates to his businesses following accusations double-jobbing Conservatives are neglecting their public duties.
An SNP MSP has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament blaming Brexit for the decrease in the size of Toblerone and demanding the UK Government take action.
A knighted Tory landowner charged taxpayers £163 for a night in a luxury hotel and £113 for a taxi ride to an airport, the latest MSPs’ expenses returns has revealed.
Moray's MSP has staged talks with education bosses amid a row over plans to reduce classroom support posts at some primary schools.
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has launched an appeal for a "local hero" to attend a special ceremony at Holyrood.
Moray teenagers quizzed a Scottish Government minister yesterday as they looked forward to voting for the first time in the looming Holyrood elections.
Aberdeen MSP Dennis Robertson has apologised for comments he made which claimed there was “no crisis” in the North Sea oil and gas industry.
North SNP MSP Dave Thompson has announced that he will stand down at next year's Scottish elections.
Local authorities across the north and north-east have been given more than £1million to try and boost youth employment.