Rumbles welcomes additional flood defence funding

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Watchdog reports ScotRail performance at 15 year low

Consumer watchdog, TransportFocus has today revealed that passenger satisfaction on ScotRail trains is at a 15 year low, reporting that overall satisfaction fell to 79% in the Autumn of 2018.

Read more

Uncertainty not helping, as farm income falls by £57 million in 2018

Farm income in Scotland has fallen from £729 million in 2017 to £672 million last year, according to National Statistics published today. A decline in productivity and rising costs in labour and feed have been cited as contributing factors.

Read more

Scotrail among worst for punctuality, reliability and value according to Which?

Commenting on a report published by Which?, showing that Scotrail performance is ranked 23rd of 30 UK operators, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles said:  “The Scottish Government had an opportunity to put this right in the autumn but ministers were more concerned about bad publicity than addressing passenger needs. Instead of warning Abellio Scotrail of fines and a withdrawal of the contract unless rail performance improved, it decided the company would have a free pass to ignore penalties for missing targets until June 2019.  

Read more

Scottish Government hiding final AWPR bill

Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson MSP Mike Rumbles has today called for the Scottish Government to come clean on the potential cost overrun for the AWPR and tell the public what the final bill would be, as the Transport Secretary again refused to divulge the information citing reasons of "commercial sensitivity".

Read more

Aberdeenshire Liberal Democrat candidate calls for MP to end ‘national embarrassment’

Local Scottish Liberal Democrat, John Waddell, has written to the Conservative MP for West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine calling for him to listen to his constituents and back a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

Read more

Scot Govt. hints at delays to rural broadband pledge – Rumbles

Speaking in the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee this morning, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Connectivity rolled back on the SNP’s election pledge to deliver 100% superfast broadband coverage by 2021, claiming that ‘engineering factors’ could delay the R100 project in rural areas. Despite glacial progress so far.   

Read more

168,210 days lost for children seeking mental health treatment in the North East – Rumbles

Figures revealed by North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles show that the 18-week waiting time target was breached by 168,210 days by health boards in Tayside and Grampian, in 2017/18.

Read more

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Email.