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Concerns raised as Co-Op announce closure of sole Post Office in Blairgowrie

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser and local councillor, Caroline Shiers, have both raised concerns following the potential closure of the Post Office in Blairgowrie. The current post office is located within the Co-Op in the  Wellmeadow, but the Co-Op … Continue reading

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Murdo pays visit to Perth and Kinross Council Modern Apprentices

As part of Modern Apprenticeship week 2017, Murdo Fraser MSP, has met with young apprentices at Perth and Kinross Council to learn more about their training with the local authority. The visit was arranged in collaboration with Skills Development Scotland … Continue reading

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Local Politicians call for engagement over Scone North as consultation nears end

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has been joined by local Councillor Dennis Melloy and Conservative Strathmore Council Candidate Colin Stewart to highlight the coming deadline for representations on a planning application for housing expansion in Scone. The Scone North … Continue reading

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Not “Berry” Good as Perth and Kinross schools spend £250 on Serbian Raspberries

Data uncovered via freedom of information request has shown that schools in Perth and Kinross spent £250 on Serbian raspberries last year, despite Perth and Kinross being home to Scotland’s soft fruit industry. Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has … Continue reading

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SNP ‘persuaded’ to U turn!

After Wednesday’s budget in Perth and Kinross Council, where the SNP refused to match the Scottish Conservatives £600,000 fund for businesses who will still suffer massive increases under the SNP rates revaluation, it now appears that the SNP administration have … Continue reading

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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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