Lack of action leads to record low in bus travel

Transport Scotland figures released today show that since the SNP came to power the number of individual bus journeys in Scotland has dropped by almost 80 million per year. The lowest since 1975.

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Rumbles welcomes distilleries green credentials.

Rumbles welcomes distilleries green credentials.

North East MSP, Mike Rumbles, visited Ardmore distillery in Kennethmont to learn more about the industry’s contribution to the local economy and work to minimise their environmental impact.  

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Rates U-turn thanks to local businesses, local press and opposition pressure

The Scottish Government have today backtracked on their punishing business rates hike by introducing a national relief scheme that will cap how much some businesses will have to pay. 

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Draconian bill will give Scottish Ministers carte blanche over personal information

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has called on Scottish Ministers to think again over their support for Part 5 of the UK Government’s Digital Economy Bill, that will allow government to share personal data on individuals.

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Comment on confirmation of rural funding 2017/18 - Rumbles

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s confirmation of rural funding for 2017/18, North East MSP Mike Rumbles said: “The Minister’s statement is nothing less than SNP spin. The Scottish Government can confirm long-term support for our rural economy anytime they want.   

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Rumbles welcomes first step for Laurencekirk Junction

Rumbles welcomes first step for Laurencekirk Junction

North East MSP Mike Rumbles attended a Transport Scotland ‘Meet the Team’ event in Laurencekirk today, to view plans for the long awaited grade-separated junction on the nearby A90.

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