1) First Minister abandons Dunoon-Gourock passengers at sea
Despite a decade of promises from the First Minister and the Scottish Government, communities that use the Argyll Ferries service from Dunoon to Gourock will be forced to rely on the good will of CalMac to continue the service.
2) Scot. Govt washes its hands of botched AWPR contract - Rumbles
In a response to a Parliamentary Question raised by North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson, Mike Rumbles, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport has claimed that ministers ‘had no role in awarding the contract’, for the tendering of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project.
3) A quarter of Grampian cancer patients not seen within the 62 day target – Rumbles
North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, has reported that NHS Grampian fell short of the 95% national cancer waiting time target in July-September 2018, after only 76.6% of patients referred for urgent treatment were seen within 62 days – according to ISD Scotland figures released today.
4) Ofcom highlights poor connectivity for rural areas
Scottish Liberal Democrat Rural Economy and Connectivity Spokesperson, Mike Rumbles MSP, has called for better rural coverage of broadband and mobile connectivity. According to figures published by Ofcom today, superfast broadband now covers 92% of homes and businesses and 4G coverage from at least one operator now reaches 78% of Scotland.
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