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Welcome News to Scots Fishermen from DEFRA

North East fishing opportunities will be boosted by direct port investment and a marketing strategy harnessing the “power of the United Kingdom”, a local MP heard today.

Carbon Capture to play part in net carbon zero

David Duguid has asked the Prime Minister about the potential for new jobs created by carbon capture, utilisation and storage and the part it will play in reaching our net carbon zero target by 2050.

Scotland said NO. We meant it!

The Deputy Prime Minister today said that the UK Government will respect the decision of the people of Scotland to remain in the UK after Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum. 

Banff Minor Injuries Unit given reprieve

I am very happy to see that the AHSCP have taken on board representations made by myself and Peter Chapman MSP​ last month and have decided to give the minor injuries unit in Banff a reprieve while they collect more information.

Turriff Advertiser 31 May 2019

I am very pleased to hear that, following an appeal for new members, the St Marnans Sports Club have had a productive AGM and filled their committee.

Banffshire Journal 28 May 2019

There has been a lot of coverage in recent weeks about the future of minor injury units here in Banff and in Turriff.

 

Understandably, there has been concern about any suggestion of a downgrade in services provided locally. 

 

Turriff Advertiser 17 May 2019

It is Mental Health Awareness Week and it is clear that Scotland’s mental health services are falling far short of what is needed.

A number of those who are affected by are children and young adults born with genetic and undiagnosed conditions like 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q).

David Duguid pushes for CCUS support

David Duguid today asked the Environment Secretary if, in light of support for Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) from the Scottish Affairs Select Committee, the Committee on Climate Change and the BEIS Select Committee if more investments will be made into this technology. 

David Duguid exposes SNP hypocrisy over Brexit Funds

David Duguid today highlighted the hypocrisy of the SNP government after it emerged that of the £100 million provided by the UK Government for councils in Scotland to prepare for Brexit, the SNP have yet to pass any of that money on. 

 

Buchan Observer 7 May 2019

We are at the threshold of a new era for power generation, which will provide green power while boosting the UK economy.

I’m glad that climate change is firmly back on the political agenda, most notably the Committee on Climate Change’s report, which was published on Thursday.