Lib Dems call for studies into reopening railways

The Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Hamilton has today called for radical plans to reshape Scotland’s rail network as it backed a motion from three local parties in the North East asking the Scottish Government to conduct a formal review of a number of closed lines and calling for new stations to be opened on existing lines. 

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No action to reimburse NHS Grampian for £239 million underfunding

The latest figures show that NHS Grampian have been left £239 million out of pocket since 2009, according to the Scottish Parliament’s independent research team (SPICe).

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Transport secretary once again refuses to tell MSPs whether the public purse is exposed to a £250 million AWPR overspend

The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport has refused to tell MSPs whether the public purse is exposed to a £250 million overrun claim issued by contractors responsible for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project.

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James Oates is Going for Gold in Gordon

James Oates, the nephew of long serving former Gordon MP Malcolm Bruce, has been selected to fight the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

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Rumbles welcomes new business hub for Huntly, following bank closure

A former high-street bank in Huntly is to be purchased by the Huntly & District Development Trust (HDDT) to become a hub for small business, self-employed workers and micro businesses.

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ScotRail must shape up or lose contract

Commenting on the Scottish Government issuing yet another remedial plan notice to ScotRail, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

“The Transport Secretary is much better at issuing strongly worded letters than he is at fixing our rail service.

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Crack-pot 20mph Bill will result in 1000s of new road signs for North East villages – Rumbles

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has said that thousands of junctions on rural roads in areas such as Aberdeenshire and Angus will require new 20/30mph signs, according to new legislation proposed by the Green Party in the Scottish Parliament.

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Rumbles welcomes additional flood defence funding

The Scottish Government is investing an additional 713,000 to help prevent the damage caused by flooding.

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Still no opening date for completed Don Crossing

In response to questions lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Mike Rumbles MSP, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for transport has admitted today that while the ‘remaining physical work’ has been completed, the AWPR Don Crossing will still not open.

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Scot Govt’s NRAC formula still failing NHS Grampian to the tune of £7.7 million

NHS Grampian is set to lose out on another £7.7 million in 2019/20, according to the latest NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee (NRAC) figures provided by the Scottish Government today.

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