Ewing fails to present any plans for Scottish agriculture

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today called out Fergus Ewing for utterly failing to set out any plans for the future of Scottish farming.

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War of words over CAP assessment leaves rural communities high and dry

The Scottish Government’s Rural Economy Secretary has openly refused to carry out an impact assessment into the economic damage faced by rural communities, after three years of delayed Common Agricultural farm payments. In a letter to North East MSP Mike Rumbles the Cabinet Secretary declared ‘I can see no value in undertaking such a review’.

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Fewer and fewer pupils walking to school

Welcoming Sustrans’ 2018 ‘Hands Up’ report, North East MSP Mike Rumbles has highlighted the fact that fewer pupils are walking to school now than at any other point in the past five years.

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Rumbles calls for Bennachie to be protected during A96 planning phase

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to guarantee that Aberdeenshire’s iconic Bennachie will protected throughout the development process for dualling the A96. The Liberal Democrat MSP quizzed Economy Secretary Keith Brown on the issue, this morning, after concerns were raised by the Save Bennachie campaign group earlier this week.

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Rumbles welcomes clarity on broadband speeds for customers

Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Connectivity, Mike Rumbles MSP, has welcomed new advertising regulation for broadband providers, ensuring that publicised speeds are available to at least 50% of customers at peak times.

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North East councils forced to charge service users to balance the books

Figures released by the Scottish Parliament’s library (SPICe) show that both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire have seen the sharpest rise in charges to service users in Scotland.    

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Aberdeen worst hit by 2015/16 slump in employment

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has called for support for local industries after alarming employment figures, released by the Scottish Government today, show that Aberdeen City saw the sharpest fall in employment of any local authority area in Scotland in 2015/16.

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Rumbles reveals worst adult mental health waiting times in NHS Grampian

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has today revealed shocking figures that some patients in NHS Grampian have waited years for psychological therapy treatment. The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for a step change in how we treat mental health in Scotland.

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Rumbles backs calls for improved mobile coverage after study shows Scotland is trailing behind

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has added his voice to a Federation of Small Business (FSB) campaign, launched today, calling on the UK Government to intervene on mobile phone coverage in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Liberal Democrat MSP also urged the Scottish Government to do more to target rural blackspots.

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Spin doesn’t match reality of declining rail service

Despite efforts to claim that rail services in Scotland are getting better, Scotrail Alliance boss Alex Hynes was forced to admit that the service ‘could be improved’ after failing to meet 22 of 34 performance targets, in an evidence session for the Rural Economy and Connectivity committee this morning.

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