McGrigor welcomes publication of rural commission report

Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, has welcomed the publication of a report on rural policy which was commissioned by the Scottish Conservatives.

Front cover, SRC Final Report

The Final Report and Policy Recommendations from the independent Scottish Rural Commission set up by the Scottish Conservatives were unveiled in Edinburgh yesterday when Party leader Ruth Davidson MSP formally accepted the document from Commission chairman Hughie Campbell Adamson.

Mr Campbell Adamson and five other commissioners have spent more than a year examining all aspects of rural life, including agriculture, housing, planning, transport, and environmental issues.

Speaking today, Jamie McGrigor said:

“I welcome the publication of this thorough and detailed report, and I hope it will help inform Scottish Conservative rural policy as we go forward.  I am pleased the report focuses on the need for fast, reliable broadband throughout our rural areas; this is of vital importance to my region of the Highlands & Islands.

“I hope those with an interest in our rural communities will study the report and give feedback on the ideas.

“As a Highlands & Islands MSP, I have consistently supported our rural primary industries, especially fishing, farming, and crofting, and want to see practical policies which help underpin these sectors and make them sustainable”.