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PROMOTING PERTHSHIRE PRODUCE

Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSPs Murdo Fraser and Elizabeth Smith recently met with Tesco to help promote locally sourced produce in Perthshire. The MSPs met with Tesco during the launch of their new lorry fleet that celebrates Scottish food and drink.

FIFE RAIL SERVICES RAISED IN PARLIAMENT

Parliamentary answers on Fife rail services has led to Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser calling on the Scottish Government and ScotRail to invest more and improve rail services for Fife commuters, including reinstating the 07:54 Kirkcaldy (08:14 Dalgety Bay) to Edinburgh morning service 

OLYMPIC TORCH’S PERTHSHIRE ROUTE

 MSP Murdo Fraser has welcomed the route of the London 2012 Olympic torch relay will include many towns, villages and streets in Perthshire, including; Meigle; Forfar Road and George Street through Coupar Angus; Woodside; Burrelton; Balbeggie; Angus Road, Stormont Road and Isla Road through Scone; Scone Palace; and several streets in the City of Perth including the North Inch Park.

PERTH RAISED IN PARLIAMENT

 During Ministers’ Question Time today (15 March), Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser has praised the work of the Lord Lieutenant Mel Jameson and Provost John Hulbert for gaining city status for Perth.

THE CITY OF PERTH

Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSPs Murdo Fraser and Liz Smith have welcomed official confirmation that Perth has gained official city status as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

FIRE & RESCUE HEADQUARTERS IN PERTH

Make Perth the permanent home of the new Fire & Rescue Service headquarters: that was the call from MSP Murdo Fraser today in the Scottish Parliament after he raised the issue in the Debating Chamber.

IMPORTANCE OF TOURISM TO PERTHSHIRE

Today, on the day that the Scottish Parliament debated Scotland’s tourism industry with a debate on ‘The Future of Tourism in Scotland’, Mid-Scotland and Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser called on VisitScotland and the Scottish Government to do more to promote Perthshire’s tourism industry.

HELP GENUINE SCOTTISH FARMERS & CROFTERS

Mid-Scotland and Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser has called on the First Minister to help genuine farmers and crofters and end the agricultural subsidies to ‘slipper’ farmers. 

DEMAND FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO FIFE MORNING RAIL SERVICES

In the Scottish Parliament, Murdo Fraser lodged parliamentary questions asking the Scottish Government whether it will make Fife rail services a priority area for investment.  Murdo Fraser also asked the Scottish Government to outline the discussions it has had with ScotRail to improve rail services in Fife.

PROTECT OUR SCOTTISH LIVESTOCK

Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser has called on the Scottish Government’s agencies to assist Scottish farmers to ensure that the Schmallenberg virus does not spread to Scotland.  MSP Murdo Fraser wants to see the retention of all of Scotland’s eight Disease Surveillance Centres.