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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Scottish Government U-turn on live animals for slaughter

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s U-turn on live animals being exported from Scotland for slaughter, North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on rural affairs Mike Rumbles said:

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‘New health secretary has abandoned our health services in the North East’ – Rumbles

NHS Grampian is the worst performing health board in a number of key areas and is the worst funded health board in Scotland. The new Cabinet Secretary for Health, however, told North East MSP Mike Rumbles in a session of questions and answers in the Scottish Parliament today, that the Scottish Government has no plans to reimburse the local board for a decade of underfunding.

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Scottish Government must prevent further decline in bus use and active travel

North East MSP and transport spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Mike Rumbles has warned the Scottish Government that figures, published by Transport Scotland today, reveal a further decline in the use of bus transport and active travel in Scotland.

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