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Helensburgh leisure improvements welcomed

Following planning permission in January, the Helensburgh Waterfront project continues to make progress and the issue now is procuring the main contractor for the construction works.

High pump prices and fuel poverty worst in rural areas

Rural communities across Scotland and particularly on the Islands are being forced to pay substantially more for vehicle fuel than urban areas. This means deep unfairness for households already facing budget pressures.

£12M distillery investment welcomed on Islay

I was delighted to attend today's opening ceremony at Ardnahoe Distillery and speak to many in attendance.
The distillery was officially opened and attended by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, and members of the island community and the wider whisky industry.

SNP 12 long years of shameful failure over Dunoon-Gourock Ferry

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has described the failure of the SNP Government to resolve the longstanding issue of the inadequate Dunoon-Gourock ferry, despite repeated promises to take action, as “12 long years of shameful failure.”

Cameron demands action to protect air service to islands

Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron is demanding action to protect air services to the Inner Hebridean islands of Coll,  Colonsay and Tiree after Argyll and Bute Council confirmed that the service from Oban may cease, at least temporarily, after the current contract ends on 16th May.

SNP op out of tax cuts for Scotland

Thanks to the UK Government, basic rate taxpayers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales will pay £1,205 less tax in 2019/20 than they did in 2010/11, when the Conservatives came to power.

Rural GPs are desperate about new contract

Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has questioned the Cabinet Secretary for Health about growing disquiet among rural GPs over the SNP Government’s controversial new GP contract.

He told Jeane Freeman that over 9 in 10 GPs would reject the contract if they had the chance.