Aberdeenshire households have highest personal debt in Scotland

A report published by the UK’s biggest debt advice charity has found that households in Aberdeenshire have an average personal debt of £18,302, higher than anywhere else in Scotland. 

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Scottish Government hypocrisy hiding behind Brexit negotiations

The Scottish Government’s Rural Affairs Minister has today backtracked on commitments to do ‘more’ to deliver for the rural economy in Scotland.

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Delays stack up for North East trunk roads

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to coordinate road works on the A90 and A96 to reduce delays for local communities.

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Sad day for local Fire Service

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has raised further concerns over the closure of Aberdeen Fire Control Centre today. 

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Rural Minister tells MSPs to put-off concerns about Brexit

The UK could be exiting the EU within the next two years, with huge implications for Scottish policy and the economy. But the Minister for Rural Economy and Connectivity has told members of the committee that ‘it is premature to consider post Brexit policies’.

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Broadband grandstanding typical of central belt SNP

In a speech in the Scottish Parliament today, North East MSP Mike Rumbles will shine a light on the SNP’s failure to deliver adequate broadband services to rural communities - despite election promises of 100% coverage by 2021. 

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Cloak-and-dagger rail report has ‘more pictures than detail’ – Rumbles

Speaking in the chamber at First Minister’s Question’s today, North East MSP Mike Rumbles called for ‘openness and transparency’ on measures to improve the deteriorating Scotrail service.  

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Rumbles: Investment needed to reach cycling target

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today said that additional investment in active travel is needed for the Scottish Government to meet its 2020 cycling target.

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Deadline for Queensferry Crossing on shaky ground

Mike Rumbles MSP, this week, joined fellow Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee members for a tour of the new and much anticipated Firth of Forth bridge.

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‘SNP council tax sleight of hand will swindle the North East out of millions’ – Rumbles

North East MSP Mike Rumbles MSP today said that the SNP must end the council tax rather than entrench it, after it was confirmed that a debate will now take place ahead of the vote on the Scottish Government’s proposal to increase rates this Thursday. 

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