Campbeltown economic summit must be more than 'talking shop'

The Scottish Government has announced an economic forum is to be held in Campbeltown to explore economic development opportunities following the announcement of possible redundancies at two of the town’s biggest employers.

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP, Donald Cameron said:

“This summit has got to be more than just a talking shop.

“The Scottish Government must provide adequate support with a firm commitment to measurable actions, a timescale, and regular reviews of progress.

“Nicola Sturgeon’s government has constantly prioritised the central belt.

“They now must urgently focus on our remote communities in Kintyre, and on Campbeltown in particular, so we can set about regenerating the local economy as quickly as possible.

“It’s just a shame they’ve taken so long to respond to our requests for support.”