Active travel and bus use fall while travel by air and car continues to rise

Figures published by Transport Scotland today show that the amount of people cycling, walking and using buses as a share of all journeys made in Scotland, has continued to decline. Meanwhile the share of people choosing to travel by car or plane has increased year on year.

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Aberdeen ‘cash-cow’ at the back of the queue again for Local Government funding - Rumbles

Scottish Local Government Finance Statistics published today, show that Aberdeen City was the second worst funded of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities in 2018/19, per head of population.

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Scottish Government sign over an additional £65 million to AWPR contractors

The Scottish Government’s Transport Secretary has written to MSPs this weekend to confirm that it has shelled out an extra £65 million to contractors responsible for the construction of the Aberdeen Wester Peripheral Route. Despite a so-called ‘fixed price’ contract for the project in place, which was supposed to be worth £745 million.

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Rumbles welcomes continued Erasmus participation

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, has welcomed a motion proposed by Liberal Democrat Angus Councillor Ben Lawrie. The motion called for continued UK participation in the Erasmus scheme. Parties across Angus Council voted to pass the motion today.

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Comment on the budget for the North East - Mike Rumbles MSP

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s budget for 2020/21, Scottish Liberal Democrat and North East MSP Mike Rumbles said:

 

“This is a hugely disappointing budget for the North East. It is clear that the Scottish Government has once again failed to give our councils the money they require to deliver desperately needed local services.

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Bank of Scotland closures devastating for local communities

Bank of Scotland and the Lloyds Banking Group have announced its latest plans confirming the closures of three local branches in the North East, in Huntly, Turriff and Tullos (Aberdeen).

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Broughty Ferry underpass to benefit from ‘innovative waterproofing technique’

North East MSP Mike Rumbles and Broughty Ferry Councillor Craig Duncan have welcomed a Network Rail investment of £50,000 to restore and waterproof the Gray Street underpass at Broughty Ferry Railway Station.

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Rumbles gets assurances from connectivity minister on rural broadband pledge

In a session of the Rural Economy committee in the Scottish Parliament this morning, North East MSP Mike Rumbles secured a promise from the Scottish Government’s connectivity minister that anyone who wants faster broadband by the end of 2021 will receive it.

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Damaging underfunding of NHS Grampian set to continue with the worst level of funding in Scotland

Figures published by NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division this morning show that without Scottish Government intervention, NHS Grampian will continue to fail to receive its target level of funding until at least 2022/23. Despite it already being the worst funded Health Board in Scotland.

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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 financial support will continue at the same level after the 2019/20 round of payments.

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