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. 


VisitScotland this week published their Scotland Visitor Survey 2011 results, which showed that the top reason for visitors coming to Scotland is to see its scenery and landscape. Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser wants the Scottish Government to take on board the findings when it comes to decisions on whether or not to grant on shore wind farm developments in scenic areas such as Perthshire.


On the day of the debate in the Scottish Parliament on ‘Scotland’s Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure Plan’, MSP Murdo Fraser has called on the Scottish Government to ensure that rural areas such Perthshire should see investment that at least matches investment in urban areas.

MSP calls on SNP to make rural communities a priority in Scotland's Digital Future

Liz Smith, Scottish Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland & Fife has called on the SNP Scottish Government to make investment in connecting rural communities, properties and businesses a priority. The calls come following the publication by the Scottish Government of Scotland's Digital Future - Infrastructure Action Plan.

Visit to Fairfield Housing Co-op

Councillor Alexander Stewart, Leader of the Conservatives on Perth and Kinross Council, today visited Fairfield Housing Co-op accompanied by Yvonne Clark the Tory candidate for the Perth North ward.


Perthshire businesses have been short-listed for the Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards 2012, which takes place on the evening of 8th February 2012 in the Scottish Parliament, and MSP Murdo Fraser has welcomed the strong showing by Perthshire rural businesses to reach the finals.


The issue of access to Gaelic medium education in Perth & Kinross was raised in the Scottish Parliament this week after MSP Murdo Fraser called on the Scottish Government to ensure that there is not a two-tier education system in the delivery of Gaelic medium education.

Smith welcomes broadband investment for Perthshire

BT has announced that 47 communities across Scotland, including Stanley and Bridge of Earn will receive next generation broadband. The changes, which are due to be completed by next summer, would mean properties in these communities will now receive internet speeds of up to 20Mbps.

MSP sees year round preparations at Lady Haig Poppy Factory

Liz Smith, Scottish Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland & Fife paid a visit to the Lady Haig Poppy Factory, Edinburgh to meet with representatives of Poppy Scotland and learn about the organisations year round preparations to provide the poppies and wreaths for memorial day. Poppy Scotland are also undertaking valuable work in schools and provide a great opportunity for Scottish schools to visit the factory in Edinburgh.

Inchyra Level Crossing

Mid-Scotland & Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser and Carse of Gowrie Councillor Mac Roberts have welcomed the new link road between Inchyra and St Madoes, which will open to traffic this Wednesday 25th January.