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MSP Raises Concerns Over Prolonged A81 Closure

Bruce Crawford at Aberfoyle

Stirling’s MSP Bruce Crawford has written to the Chief Executive of Scottish Water for further information after it was revealed that the works to repair the bridge at Ballat Station on the A81 were to continue until Spring 2018 instead of the end of December this year.

Mr Crawford has been contacted by constituents who have concerns for the implications for extended road closures on local business in the area.

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Crawford Welcomes Projected Increase In NHS Forth Valley Staff

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

A Scottish Government report has highlighted that the overall number of staff in Forth Valley’s NHS is set to increase by over 190 in the year between 31st March 2017 and 31st March 2018.
The overall increase to Scotland’s NHS in this time is 1,414.2 (or 1%), however, the Forth Valley area will see a 3.5% increase from 5,393.2 to 5,583.9 posts.

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MP Takes Questions From EU Nationals In Rural Stirling

Steven Paterson speaking to EU nationals

Steven Paterson, Member of Parliament for the Stirling Constituency, held a meeting on Monday (21st November) to take questions from EU nationals living and working in the rural part of the constituency.
The Real Food Café is situated in the village of Tyndrum in the Stirling Highlands. It employs up to around 30 members of staff – many of whom are EU nationals and have concerns about what the prospect of Brexit could mean for them.
Mr Paterson met with staff in Tyndrum to take their questions on how Brexit could affect their status and to reaffirm his commitment to protecting their right to live and work in Scotland.

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Stirling split in boundary change proposal

Boundary change under review

In the boundary review of Scottish constituencies, the Stirling constituency is split in two becoming Stirling North and Stirling South.
The proposals will take areas of the current Clackmannanshire constituency and merge it into the North side of the city. The South side will merge with parts of what would have formerly have been part of Falkirk.

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Steven Paterson and Linda Robson ‘get behind the daffodil’ for Marie Curie this March

Stirling MP, Steven Paterson and actress and presenter Linda Robson have joined forces to ‘get behind the daffodil’ this March and help Marie Curie Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness. Steven and Linda were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Leonie Christian and Elisabeth Goze, […]

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Paterson Calls for Parliament to Recognise Guardians of Scotland Trust

Steven Paterson

Stirling MP, Steven Paterson, has called on the Leader of the House of Commons to consider a parliamentary debate that recognises the local efforts of the Guardians of Scotland Trust and the Stirling Smith Museum. In a parliamentary question, Mr Paterson highlighted the fundraising efforts of the local charity and […]

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SNP Councillor Pleads With Administration To Protect Specialist Teachers

Trossachs and Teith SNP Councillor, Fergus Wood, has written to Councillor Alistair Berrill (Convener of the Education Commitee), asking for assurances that the Council cuts will not affect young persons’ access to specialist teachers. Stirling Council’s Priority Based Budget options from October 2015 have set out plans to “modernise the […]

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Branch Closure: Crawford and Paterson In Talks with Bank Of Scotland

As part of a company review, Bank of Scotland have this week announced plans to close their branch in Killearn. All existing customer accounts will be relocated to the Balfron branch and the Killearn site will officially close on Thursday 9th June this year. Lloyds Banking Group, the parent company […]

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Stirling loses out on share of £10 Million

SNP Bruce Crawford MSP tore into Stirling Council Tory/Labour coalition leader Johanna Boyd when it was revealed that Stirling had missed out on it’s share of a pot of £10 Million set aside by the Scottish Government.  The share of funds was to be allocated to local authorities who maintained or […]

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Engine Shed Enlightenment

In case ( like me) you wondered what the signage and mystery was surrounding the Engine shed development at Forthside, near the train station, our MSP Bruce Crawford brought the topic up yesterday in questions to the Scottish Government Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, while taking […]

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