Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron has warmly welcomed the visit of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to Bute.
The Highlands and Islands MSP said: “I’m very pleased that Rishi Sunak has taken the time to visit a community in the Highlands and Islands region.
“All parts of the UK are benefiting from the extraordinary levels of financial support provided by the UK Government, but as we are a diverse country it is important that policy-makers get out and about and learn about the distinctive challenges facing our communities.
“I know that the Chancellor will be particularly interested in Argyll and Bute’s Rural Growth Deal to which he has committed £25m on behalf of the UK Government.
“It’s never been more important for both the UK and Scottish Governments to work together as we plan a route out of the pandemic which safeguards the economic prospects of areas like Argyll and Bute.”
Peter Wallace, Chair of the Argyll and Bute Conservative Association, and Bute resident added: "I'm delighted that the Chancellor has taken the time to visit Bute, and learn how local businesses have been adapting in these challenging times.
"Through the help and support of the UK Government both jobs and businesses have been protected on the island, and indeed across Scotland, from the effects of this virus. Initiatives like 'Eat Out to Help Out' are just what we need to get the economy growing again."