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Over 6,000 Mid-Scotland and Fife Businesses left out of Rates relief

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has criticised the Scottish Government’s latest attempt to solve the emerging business rates revaluation crisis in Scotland. The Finance Secretary, Derek MacKay has bowed to pressure from the Scottish Conservatives and businesses across Scotland … Continue reading

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Raiders of the lost “tomb”: Murdo welcomes plan to dig up King James I in Perth

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP and published historian, Murdo Fraser, has welcomed new plans to locate the tomb of King James I of Scotland in Perth, four years after he proposed the idea. Back in February 2013 on the back of … Continue reading

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Finance Secretary refuses to rule out frontline cuts at NHS Tayside

The Scottish Government Finance Minister, Derek Mackay, has refused to rule out cuts to frontline services at NHS Tayside following questioning from Murdo Fraser in the Scottish Parliament. Today’s questioning comes as officials at the embattled health board have stated … Continue reading

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Murdo Supports British Heart Foundation in Scottish Parliament

Across Perth and Kinross, Fife, Stirling and Clackmannanshire there are nearly 85,000 people living with heart and circulatory disease. Last week Murdo Fraser MSP showed his support for these people at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland parliamentary exhibition. This … Continue reading

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Murdo raises prospect of Black Watch returning home to Leuchars in meeting with Sir Michael Fallon

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has met with the Defence Minister Sir Michael Fallon today and put forth the case for returning the Black Watch to Leuchars in Fife. Leuchars is set to see its presence expand over the … Continue reading

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Murdo criticises budget in Scottish Parliament

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP and Shadow Finance Minister, Murdo Fraser, has slammed the Scottish Government’s draft budget today labelling it one that prohibits growth and chokes off investment. Attached below are excerpts from Murdo’s speech: …The Finance Secretary had a … Continue reading

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Murdo calls for speedy resolution to gas shut-off in Scone

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has called on Scottish Gas Networks to work speedily to reconnect the 1,300 properties in Scone who have been left without gas following a fault in the network. On Tuesday evening gas supplies to … Continue reading

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Murdo meets with Transport Minister to discuss Private Parking Cowboys

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser, has met with the Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, to discuss the future of private parking legislation in Scotland. The Scottish Conservative MSP has spent the last two years fighting on behalf of constituents who … Continue reading

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Murdo calls on local charities to apply for Post Code Lottery Cash

The People’s Postcode Lottery are making £6 million of funding available to good causes and Murdo Fraser wants charities across Mid-Scotland and Fife to secure their fair share.  Funding will be allocated through three trusts which are designed to support … Continue reading

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Gleneagles Hotel Youth employment award celebrated in Parliament

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser has called on fellow MSPs to congratulate the staff and management at Gleneagles Hotel for winning the Skills Development Scotland Youth Employer of the Month award. Gleneagles employs 34 apprentices working jobs in hospitality, … Continue reading

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