Scotland’s rural economy too important to be used as a political football

The UK Government has added to the uncertainty felt by Scottish farmers over Brexit today, after the Scottish Government’s rural economy secretary made a statement to the Scottish Parliament making it clear that he has received no confirmation from the UK Government that funding to replace EU fin...

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Attempt to hoodwink Parliament over AWPR costs were an unwelcome Christmas present

Despite a promise from the Scottish Government’s transport secretary to notify the Scottish Parliament if there were any additional cost over and above the ‘fixed price contract’ for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, the Scottish Taxpayer received a surprise bill for £64 million on Christmas...

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Scot Gov ‘superslow’ broadband election promise

The Scottish Government has, today, backed down from its 2016 election promise to deliver superfast broadband to every home in Scotland by 2021, admitting that the commitment will not be delivered until well into the next Parliament.

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Cancer deadline missed again for a fifth of NHS Grampian patients

Under cash strapped NHS Grampian, only 79.7% of cancer patients received treatment within the Scottish Government’s 62 day deadline, during the third quarter of 2019.  

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Rumbles calls on Scottish Government to close the connectivity gap for Aberdeenshire

In a session of questions and answers in the Scottish Parliament this morning, North East MSP Mike Rumbles called on the Scottish Government to make it a priority for the R100 programme to provide superfast broadband for homes in Aberdeenshire and allow the region to catch-up with levels of acces...

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Rumbles persuades committee not to pass Brexit legislation

Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on the rural economy Mike Rumbles has refused to support Brexit legislation on transport that must be passed by the Scottish Parliament as a consequence of the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Act.   

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