Energy training scheme benefiting just one in six applicants

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles today said that the SNP need to take their head out of the sand on the economic challenges facing the North East as answers to Parliamentary Questions showed fewer than one in six energy workers who had registered interest in a £12 million flagship retraining scheme have received support.

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Aberdeen businesses being hit on both sides - Rumbles

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has condemned the Scottish Government for milking Aberdeen businesses for funds while starving Aberdeen City Council of investment.

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Rumbles welcomes airport expansion

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East, Mike Rumbles, has praised Aberdeen International Airport for its ambitious expansion project. 

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Council funding squeeze hammering road network

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Mike Rumbles MSP today warned that the SNP’s council funding squeeze will make it virtually impossible for local authorities to keep roads in a fit state as new figures suggested up to 20,000 km of road in Scotland is not in an acceptable condition.

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500 farmers still empty handed over CAP payments

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has condemned the Scottish Government for its failure to pay 1800 farmers full CAP payments, with 500 eligible applications still waiting to receive a single penny. 

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Rumbles urges action on North East rural economy

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP and member of the Rural Economy Committee, Mike Rumbles, has urged the North East's rural communities to take a positive outlook and make the business case for creative investment in Scottish agricultural industry.

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A90 in top five dangerous trunk roads in Scotland

North East MSP Mike Rumbles yesterday [27th July] revealed the most dangerous trunk roads in Scotland as new figures showed that serious and fatal accidents on roads managed directly by the Scottish Government have increased year on year since 2013.

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‘North communities need guarantees Fire Control Room closures won’t repeat shambles’ - Rumbles

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to guarantee that the new Dundee fire control centre, responsible for the whole of North of Scotland, is ‘fully operational’ before local centres are closed in Aberdeen and Inverness. 

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FM must work in good faith on EU

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles today warned the First Minister against setting up EU strawmen to pave the way for a second referendum on independence for Scotland.

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Rumbles welcomes £300m Aberdeenshire offshore development

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has today (Thurs 21st) welcomed confirmation that Swedish energy firm Vattenfall will press ahead with a £300m 11-turbine offshore wind farm near Blackdog.

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