Perthshire experts named on Economic Advisory Council


The Scottish Conservatives new independent economic advisory council will include the voices of two Perthshire based experts, Graham Halstead and Ian McCormick.

The Scottish Future Growth Council will advise the party on key economic issues with its work programme including plans to solve the country’s productivity puzzle.

The group will be chaired by former Scotland Office Minister Lord Dunlop, who worked on creating city deals for Scotland whilst at Whitehall.

Biographies for Ian and Graham are included below.

Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;

“In announcing the creation of our own growth commission we are committed to creating policy initiatives with expert analysis and advice.

“I am delighted that Ian and Graham will be contributing to the work of this group. Their CVs speak for themselves and it is excellent to have two Perthshire-based voices on the group helping bring perspective from a Perth and Kinross vantage point.

“The Scottish Future Growth Council has an extensive work programme and I look forward to seeing their ideas for tackling the “productivity puzzle” and how this can apply in Perth and Kinross.