Rumbles reveals Aberdeen teacher crisis

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has today revealed that at the start of the latest school term, over 100 teaching posts in Aberdeen City have not been filled.

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Rumbles welcomes removal of controversial A96 route around Bennachie

Commenting on plans for the dualling of the A96 east of Huntly, published by Transport Scotland today, North East MSP Mike Rumbles said:  “I’m delighted that the Scottish Government has decided to remove possible routes for the A96 that would damage the natural environment around Bennichie.

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Farmer's cereal losses could be up to £80m

National Statistic have estimated that cereal production in Scotland will drop by 9% in 2018, due to bad weather and the ‘beast from the east’ earlier in the year. Spring barley, which accounts for roughly 50% of all crops grown in Scotland, is expected to have fallen by around 10%.

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Rumbles leads Parliament in urging rethink of cup semi-final plans

North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles today led Parliament in urging changes to the arrangements for the League Cup Semi-finals, after Scotrail said the logistical challenge they pose "shouldn't be underestimated" and police representatives described it as "idiotic".

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Aberdeen fans given "thoroughly raw deal" by semi-final decision

North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has today said Aberdeen fans have been given a "thoroughly raw deal" following the decision of the SPFL to host two semi-finals on the same day at Hampden, which involves Aberdeen kicking off before a train even arrives in Glasgow from the North East.

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No action on postcode lottery for veterans support services

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to review the closure of essential Veterans First Point services in Grampian and the Highlands.

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20 months on and still no plan for agricultural funding

North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on rural affairs, Mike Rumbles, has panned the Scottish Government’s rural economy minister for failing to deliver a programme of support for agricultural funding after Brexit. Despite a unanimous vote on the matter 20 months ago.

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Scot. Govt burying its head in sand over A92 accident blackspot

The Scottish Government has decided to ignore warnings from North East MSP Mike Rumbles and North Kincardine Councillor Ian Mollison and do nothing to improve safety at an accident blackspot on a busy stretch of the newly designated A92, near Newtonhill.

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Aberdeenshire among worst areas for broadband, according to Audit Scotland

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to target crucial investment at areas worst affected by low internet speeds, after a report published by Audit Scotland today confirms that broadband speeds in homes across Aberdeenshire are among the slowest in the country.

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Scot Gov must end ‘revolving door’ between environmental regulators and industry

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has today slammed the Scottish Government for allowing a leading compliance officer at SEPA to jump ship and take up a leading role in the salmon farming industry.

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