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MSP welcomes OFT rural communities project

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an initiative that will look into the challenges facing people who live and work in rural places across the UK. The ‘Remote Communities Project’ hopes to improve the OFT’s understanding of consumers and businesses and is calling for evidence from the public to help them.

HOLIDAY IN SCOTLAND: MURDO’S CALL IN SCOTTISH TOURISM WEEK

Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser is backing Scottish Tourism Week, which runs from the 6th March – 13th March 2012, and has used the event to highlight Perthshire, Stirlingshire and Fife as amongst the best places in the world for a holiday. 

FIRE & RESCUE AND POLICE HEADQUARTERS FOR PERTH & FIFE

Mid-Scotland and Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser has welcomed the news that the interim operating base for the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will be based at Perth Community Fire Station and the interim headquarters of the Police Service of Scotland will be based at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan Castle, Fife.

CONCERN OVER BMI TAKEOVER

Murdo Fraser MSP has written to Commissioner Joaquín Almunia, the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for competition; and to Philip Collins, Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading, to raise concerns at the potential implications for Scotland of IAG/British Airways (BA) takeover of BMI.   

PARLIAMENTARY PRIASE FOR FRIENDS OF BIRKS CINEMA

A parliamentary motion that has the backing of Conservative, Labour and SNP MSPs has been lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser to highlight and celebrate the achievements of the Friends of Birks Cinema in reaching their fundraising target of £1.8million to restore the Birks cinema in Aberfeldy.

NEW BANNOCKBURN CENTRE

Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSP Murdo has welcomed news that construction work on a new visitor centre at the site of the battle of Bannockburn will begin in the summer.

PERTH INCINERATOR REJECTED

Commenting on Grundon Waste Management’s incinerator application on Perth’s Shore Road being rejected by councillors today, MSP Murdo Fraser said:

MSP calls for greater role for Post Office branches

 Liz Smith, Scottish Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland & Fife has called on Ministers to investigate how additional services may be able to be provide by local Post Offices branches. Speaking at Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth Questions in the Scottish Parliament the Perthshire based MSP called on SNP Minsters to investigate how local Councils and the Police could introduce “council and police counters” in Post Office branches to bring on site additional public services and help and advice for members of the public.